The surname lazari came from the forename Lazzaro. The name Lazzaro itself is derived from the Greek word La'zar, which means La, or God, and azara, meaning help. Thus the surname means may God help him, or God has helped, by granting a child.
Early Origins of the lazari family
The surname lazari was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), one of the more prosperous cities at this early time. The most ancient records of this lineage are found in 902 with Feramondo Lazzara, of the castle of Lazzara near Modena.
Early History of the lazari family
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lazari Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of lazari are Lazzari, Lazzaro, Lazzara, Dei Lazara, Lazario, Lazaretti, Lazzeri, Lazzero, De Lazzari, Lazzarelli, Lazzaretti, Lazzeretti, Lazzarini, Lazzarino, Lazzarin, Lazzerini, Lazzarotti, Lazzarotto, Lazzaroni, Lazzarone, Lazzaron, Lazzeroni, Lazzarato, Lazzarutti and many more.
Early Notables of the lazari family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Dionisio Lazzari (1617-1689), an Italian sculptor and architect; Daniele dei Lazara, Commander of the Knights of Emperor Frederick II; Giacomo Lazario was mayor of Varazze in 1411; Oberto Cattaneo-Lazzaro, doge of Genoa from 1529 to 1531; Sinibaldo Lazzari mayor of... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lazari Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lazari family to the New World and Oceana
In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name lazari were found: Louis Lazaretti, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817; Alemanno Lazzari, aged 25, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Lucca in 1907; Al. Lazzari, aged 6, who arrived at Ellis Island