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Where did the Italian Manuel family come from? What is the Italian Manuel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Manuel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Manuel family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Emanuele, Emmanuele, Emanuel, D'Emanuelli, Manuel, Manuello, Manuelli and many more.
First found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily they invaded Greece. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manuel research. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1437, 1494, and 1655 are included under the topic Early Manuel History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Manuel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
- Diego Manuel, who sailed to Dominican Republic in 1535
- Juan Manuel sailed to Florida in 1563
- Inés Manuel sailed to Peru in 1576
- Luis Manuel sailed to Peru in 1592
Manuel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joaquin Manuel, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
- David Manuel, aged 46, arrived in New York in 1812
- John Manuel, who landed in New York in 1822
- Jarora Manuel, aged 22, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
- Chas Manuel, aged 35, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
Manuel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Elisha Manuel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848
- Thomas Manuel, aged 23, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
- Jacob Manuel, aged 35, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"
- Nicholas Manuel, aged 38, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion"
- John Manuel, aged 18, a copperminer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion"
- Robert Mehmet Manuel (b. 1983), American professional baseball relief pitcher
- Charles Fuqua Manuel Jr. (b. 1944), former American Major League Baseball player
- Nikolaus Manuel (1484-1530), Swiss painter
- Peter Manuel (1931-1958), Scottish criminal perpetrator
- Odell Manuel (b. 1978), former New Zealand rugby league player
- Louis Pierre Manuel (1751-1793), French writer and political figure of the Revolution
- Richard George Manuel (1943-1986), Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist
- Trevor Andrew Manuel (b. 1956), South African politician
- Jay Manuel (b. 1972), Canadian make-up artist, fashion photographer, and model
- Miss Ellen Manuel (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
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- Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
- Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
- Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
- Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
The Manuel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manuel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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