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Manfrai Early Origins



The surname Manfrai was first found in Padua (Italian: Padova, Latin: Patavium, Venetian: Padoa), on the Bacchiglione River, capital of the province of Padua. In 1175, the citizens elected the D'Este family as podesta but in 1275 Frederick II took over. The powerful families of D'Este, Camposampiero and Da Romano were the large influences. The city is rich in art, museums and galleries. Many churches exhibit works of the masters. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Manfrai Spelling Variations


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Manfrai Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Manfredi, Manfredo, Manfreda, Manferdini, Manfre, Manfra, Manfran, Manfrai, Manfrotto and many more.

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Manfrai Early History


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Manfrai Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manfrai research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1299, 1318, 1608, 1772, 1343, 1313, 1327, 1324, 1373, 1341, 1356, 1345, 1405, 1377, 1377, 1404, 1412, 1468, 1439, 1448, 1443, 1468, 1485, 1502, 1488, 1501, 1444, 1466, 1582, 1622, 1681 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Manfrai History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manfrai Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manfrai Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Francesco I Manfredi (died 1343), Lord of Faenza (1313-1327); Giovanni Manfredi (1324-1373), Lord of Faenza from 1341 to 1356; and his son, Astorre Manfredi ( c. 1345-1405), an Italian condottiero who reconquered Faenza in 1377, Lord of Faenza (1377-1404); Astorre II Manfredi (1412-1468), Lord of...

Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Manfrai Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Math. Ferdinand Manfredi, who came to Alabama in 1827; and ??? Manfredo, who came to Puerto Rico in 1859.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Manfrai Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manfrai 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 October 2015 at 14:25.

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