The Mascolo is decidedly Sicilian, from Agrigento, from Raffadali and Agrigento, Lomascolo is specific to Fasano in the Brindisi area and to Monopoli in the Bari area, they should derive from the medieval name Mascolo (see MASCOLI).
Mascoli has a large stock of Corato in Bari, a small one in Naples, Rome and between Mantua and Brescia, Mascolini, very rare, has a stock in Perugia and one in Rome, Mascolino has a stock in the Ragusa area and a small one between Naples and Benevento, Mascolo is the most widespread of all these surnames, it is typical of Campania and Puglia, with a large stock also in Rome. additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi The origin of these surnames is to be found in the medieval name Mascolo, which, in the context of archaic onomastics, assumes the meaning of virile, masculine (see Male); alternatively, however, it is also possible that Mascolo is born from the apheresis of some ancient compound names, such as, for example, the medieval name Dolcemascolo (see Dolcemaschio). In conclusion, therefore, it is a question of the surnames of personal names of the founders, even if, in some cases, a derivation from nicknames attributed to them is not excluded.
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