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From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Manella family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Manella came from a fierce or strong man. In some cases, the name Manni may have arisen as an occupational name.

Manella Early Origins



The surname Manella was first found in the city of Cremona. The Manna family records date back to 1037.

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Manella Spelling Variations


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Manella Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Manella include Manni, Manno, Mannelli, Mannello, Mannetti, Mannini, Mannino, Mannucci, Mannuzzi, Mannoni, Mannone, Manneschi, Manelli, Manenti, Manucci, Mannocci, Maniate, Manna, Mannamo, Mannina and many more.

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Manella Early History


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Manella Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manella research. More information is included under the topic Early Manella History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manella Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manella Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Giannozzo Manetti (1396-1459), a Florentine politician and diplomat, and also a significant humanist scholar of the early Italian Renaissance; Vincenzo Manenti (also known as Vincenzio Manenti) ( c. 1600-1674), an Italian painter of the Baroque period; Francesco Manelli (Mannelli) (1594-1667), a Roman Baroque composer, particularly...

Another 101 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Manella Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Manella or a variant listed above:

Manella Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Manella, aged 36, landed in New Orleans, La in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Manella (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Manella (post 1700)



  • Nora M. Manella, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, 1994-98

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    11. ...

    The Manella Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manella Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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