Manno History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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From the historical and fascinating Italian region of Venice emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Manno 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 Manno came from a fierce or strong man. In some cases, the name Manni may have arisen as an occupational name.
Early Origins of the Manno family
The surname Manno was first found in the city of Cremona. The Manna family records date back to 1037.
Early History of the Manno family
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Manno 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 Manno include Manni, Manno, Mannelli, Mannello, Mannetti, Mannini, Mannino, Mannucci, Mannuzzi, Mannoni, Mannone, Manneschi, Manelli, Manenti, Manucci, Mannocci, Maniate, Manna, Mannamo, Mannina and many more.
Early Notables of the Manno family (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 of opera, and theorbo player; Carlo Mannelli (1640-1697), an Italian violinist, castrato and composer; Vincenzo Manenti (c. 1600-1674), an Italian painter of the Baroque period...
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Manno migration to the United States +
Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Manno or a variant listed above:
Manno Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Adele Malandown Manno, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Salerno, Italy, in 1907
- Angelina Manno, aged 29, who landed in America from Palermo, Palermo, in 1907
- Angelo Manno, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from Febriano, Roma, in 1907
- Antonino Manno, aged 23, who settled in America from Palermo, Palermo, in 1907
- Anna Manno, aged 32, who landed in America from La Styne, Italy, in 1908
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Contemporary Notables of the name Manno (post 1700) +
- Kevin Matthew Manno (b. 1983), American television and radio host
- Robert Manno (b. 1944), American composer of chamber and orchestral works
- Donald D. Manno (1915-1995), American former Major League Baseball player
- Roger Manno (b. 1966), American politician elected to the Maryland House of Delegates (2006)
- Michael R. Manno, American politician, Candidate for village President of Lansing, Illinois, 2009 
- Francis J. Manno, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1948 
- Francesco Manno (1754-1831), Italian painter and architect
- Gaetano Manno (b. 1982), Italian footballer
- Miltiades Manno (1880-1935), Hungarian silver medalist rower at the 1932 Summer Olympics
- Robert John Manno (b. 1956), retired Canadian-born NHL Italian ice hockey forward
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