The surname lazzarato 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 lazzarato family
The surname lazzarato 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 lazzarato family
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lazzarato Spelling Variations
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations
. The recorded spellings of lazzarato 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 lazzarato 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 lazzarato Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lazzarato family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lazzarato were 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