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The Mantuano surname is a habitational name taken on from the name of the city of Mantua.

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The surname Mantuano was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a city in Emilia capital of the province of Modena. It became Roman in 215 B.C. It was successfully defended by Brutus against Mark Anthony. It changed hands many times between Church and Duchy. In 1859 the inhabitants declared in favor of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. 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 was in itself a family honor.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mantineo, Mantovani, Màntova, Mantovani, Mantovano, Mantovàn, Mantovanèlli, Mantoàni, Mantoàn, Mantuàno, Mantuàn and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mantuano research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mantuano History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Mantuano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Isedore Mantova, who arrived in California in 1887.

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  1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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  5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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  7. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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