Manfrai History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Manfrai family
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.
Important Dates for the Manfrai family
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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.
Early Notables of the Manfrai family (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 Imola from 1439 to 1448, and...
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Migration of the Manfrai family
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.