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.
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.
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.
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.
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.