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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : of uncertain derivation; possibly from a shortened pet form of a personal name ending in -mo, such as Anselmo, Giacomo, or Guglielmo, or alternatively a habitational name from Mosso Santa Maria in Biella province.
  • Catalan : occupational name from mosso ‘young man’, ‘apprentice’.
  • Spanish and Portuguese : variant from Spanish mozo, Portuguese mǫo ‘youth’, ‘young man’, ‘apprentice’.

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