lazarus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname lazarus 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 lazarus family

The surname lazarus 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.

Important Dates for the lazarus family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lazarus research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1617, 1689, 1411, 1529, 1531 and 1765 are included under the topic Early lazarus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lazarus Spelling Variations

Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms in comparison with other European surnames because they reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each of which has its distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the most standard Italian surname suffix is "I", whereas in Southern Italy the most typical surname suffix is "O". Sardinian is very different from other forms of Italian and in fact, it is considered to be its own distinct language. Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes, church officials, and the bearers of names, spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. As a consequence of the major changes in the Italian language and in the local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname lazarus. These spelling variations include 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 lazarus 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...
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lazarus migration to the United States

The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name lazarus:

lazarus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Lazarus, who landed in Mississippi in 1806 [1]
  • Jacob Lazarus, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • A Lazarus, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • David Lazarus, aged 40, who landed in New York, NY in 1855 [1]
  • Lewis Lazarus, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]

lazarus migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

lazarus Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Abraham Lazarus, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Martaban" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th October 1856 [2]
  • Mrs. Rebecca Lazarus, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Martaban" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th October 1856 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name lazarus (post 1700)

  • Charles P. Lazarus (1923-2018), American businessman, founder of Toys "R" Us
  • William W. Lazarus, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928 [3]
  • Steven Lazarus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [3]
  • Mary K. Lazarus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000 [3]
  • Louis E. Lazarus (b. 1877), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 3rd District, 1909 [3]
  • Leonard Lazarus, American politician, Candidate for borough President of Queens, New York, 1937 [3]
  • Joshua Lazarus, American politician, Postmaster at Darlington Court House, South Carolina, 1816 [3]
  • Jerome Lazarus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988 [3]
  • Henry A. Lazarus, American politician, Justice of Louisiana State Supreme Court, 1880 [3]
  • Frank Lazarus, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1948 (alternate), 1956 [3]
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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