The Màntova surname is a habitational name taken on from the name of the city of Mantua.
Early Origins of the Màntova family
The surname Māntova was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a city in Emilia capital of the province of Modena. It became Roman in 215 B.C. It was successfully defended by Brutus against Mark Anthony. It changed hands many times between Church and Duchy. In 1859 the inhabitants declared in favor of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. 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 was in itself a family honor.
Early History of the Màntova family
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Màntova Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mantineo, Mantovani, Màntova, Mantovani, Mantovano, Mantovàn, Mantovanèlli, Mantoàni, Mantoàn, Mantuàno, Mantuàn and many more.
Early Notables of the Màntova family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Màntova family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Màntova Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Isedore Mantova, who arrived in California in 1887