Messina Family History
Messina Name Meaning
Southern Italian: habitational name from the Sicilian city of this name. It was named Messana in the 5th century bc when it was captured by Anaxilaos of Rhegium; previously it had been known as Zancle. This is a very common surname in Sicily, especially in Palermo and Catania.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press