Muratore and Muratori surnames in Italy
July 11, 2011 Leave a comment
The first one is the singular form, the second the plural form, of a craft: bricklayer (Muratore), bricklayers (Muratori).
The two different surnames Muratore and Muratori may have had a common origin. It is unlikely that there is a single common ancestor for all the different Muratore and Muratori families, but different founders for each geographical areas in Italy. All of them with something in common: their craft, their trade.
Consider also that “muratore” and “muratori” are two Italian nouns. Also consider that the Italian language was first formalized in the early XIV century (1300 A.D.) through the works of Dante Alighieri, who mixed southern Italian languages, especially Sicilian, with his native Florentine in his epic poems known collectively as the Commedia.
Therefore, taking also into account what is written in this page, it is hard to think of an origin of both surnames oldest of the late Middle Ages: XI – XV centuries (1000 – 1400 A.D.).