His family stayed in the Italian city of Ancona long time back. Later, his ancestor Angelo Messi immigrated to Argentina in 1883 and made Argentina their permanent address. Another theory also suggests that, Messi’s ancestral home was at Recanati, a small town in the Province of Macerata in the east of the Marche region in Italy. Messi himself also said in an interview with MUTV that most of his family actually belongs to English ancestry. His father belongs to an Italian origin and happens to be the only one different from the ancestors. However, his mother was Lebanese.