lazzara History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname lazzara 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 lazzara family

The surname lazzara 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 lazzara family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lazzara 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 lazzara History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lazzara Spelling Variations

In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name lazzara 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 lazzara 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 lazzara Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States lazzara migration to the United States +

Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name lazzara:

lazzara Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Girolamo Lazzara, aged 26, originally from Gratteri, Palermo, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Palermo, Italy [1]
  • Rosana Lazzara, aged 25, originally from Caltanissetta, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Napoli, Italy [2]
  • Francesca Lazzara, aged 15, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Napoli, Italy [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name lazzara (post 1700) +

  • Bernadette Lazzara (b. 1948), birth name of Bernadette Peters, an three-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated American actress, singer and children's book author
  • Richard Allen Lazzara (b. 1945), American jurist, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2011-)
  • Adam Burbank Lazzara (b. 1981), American vocalist, lead singer of the American rock band, Taking Back Sunday
  • Gino Lazzara (b. 1952), Italian professional footballer
  • Marco Lazzara (b. 1962), Italian countertenor




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