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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of the islands of Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Manguso family. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Sicily 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 Manguso is a name for a person who is left handed. The name Manco is derived from the Italian word mancino, which means a left-handed man. In fact, "Manco" is the southern form of the word mancino. Alternatively, the surname Manco is of local origin and is derived from the place-name Mancusi, a town in the Benevento region of Italy, south of Naples.

Manguso Early Origins



The surname Manguso was first found in the small town of Taormina, which is on the Eastern coast of the island, near the famous volcanic Mount Etna. A well known member of the family at this time was Girolamo Mancuso, who was a cavalier for the Emperor Charles V

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Manguso Spelling Variations


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Manguso 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 Manguso include LaMancusa, LoMancuso, Manco, Manconi, Mancosu, Mancusi, Mancuso, Mangusi and many more.

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Manguso Early History


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Manguso Early History



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

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Manguso Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manguso Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Manguso 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



Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Manguso:

Manguso Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carmela Manguso, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Bella, Italy, in 1913
  • Gaetano Manguso, aged 36, who landed in America from Faguano Castello, Italy, in 1913
  • Vincenzo Manguso, aged 28, who landed in America from Bella, Italy, in 1913
  • Ruffaele Manguso, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Torre del Greco, Italy, in 1915
  • Dominico Manguso, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Carlopoli, Italy, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Manguso (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Manguso (post 1700)



  • Anthony Manguso, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1960
  • Sarah Manguso (b. 1974), American writer and poet

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    5. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    11. ...

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