I need an opinion on this surname. I have been tracking the surname Musto for quite a while. On occasion, I have found it written Muto (without the "s")(see image). I have believed for some time that the 2 names are interchangeable based on the given names I am seeking. However, I don't know why.
Does anyone think it likely that my theory is correct?
Why would the "s" be dropped so frequently?
Researching surnames Ianniello, Tamburrino, Mattora/Martora/Mattori & Scialla in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania.