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Early Origins of the Emmanuel family

The surname Emmanuel was 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.

Early History of the Emmanuel family

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Emmanuel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Emanuele, Emmanuele, Emanuel, D'Emanuelli, Manuel, Manuello, Manuelli and many more.

Early Notables of the Emmanuel family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Emmanuel family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Emmanuel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Emmanuel, who arrived in Canada in 1890

Emmanuel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph M. Emmanuel, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Emmanuel (post 1700)

  • Phillip Ernest "Phil" Emmanuel (1952-2018), Australian guitarist, co-founder of The Trailblazers

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