Manzanares History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Venice, one of the oldest and most beautiful island regions of Italy, is the esteemed birthplace of numerous prominent families, including the family that bears the surname Manzanares. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's givenname, names derived from occupations are also found. Occupational surnames, which are less common than other types of surnames in Italy, date back to the feudal era. However, under the Feudal System, occupational names did not become hereditary until the offices themselves became hereditary. It was only after an occupation was inherited by several generations in lineal descent that occupational names came to be applied to entire families, and so became a hereditary surname. The surname Manzanares is a common occupational name for a person who raised steers having being derived from the Italian word Manzo, meaning steer. During the Middle Ages, Italian society was primarily based on agriculture and accordingly agricultural occupations were quite frequently shown in the development of these surnames.
Early Origins of the Manzanares family
The surname Manzanares was first found in Friuli (Venetian: Friul), an area of northeastern Italy, with Patriarca di Aquileia Volserico Manzano in 1083.
Early History of the Manzanares family
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Manzanares Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Manzanares are Manzo, Manzano, Manzoni, Manzonni, Manzonne, Mansone, Manzu, Manzuoli, Manzuolo, Manzi, Manzoli, Manzolo, Manzano, Manzelli, Manzina, Manzini and many more.
Early Notables of the Manzanares family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Torpe di Federico del Mansone of Sicily, a priest in Pisa for 7 years. His son acquired the position after his death. Pier Angelo Manzoli, a poet and philosopher in Ferrara in 1500; Cianciano Manzano was commander of the castle of Manzano, which stands in Friulì. The Manzini family of Modena was one of the most powerful families in the city...
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Manzanares migration to the United States +
An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Manzanares or a variant listed above:
Manzanares Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Diego De Manzanares, who arrived in America in 1817 
- Francisco De Manzanares, who landed in America in 1834 
Contemporary Notables of the name Manzanares (post 1700) +
- Francisco Antonio Manzanares (1843-1904), American businessman and politician in the United States House of Representatives (1884 to 1885)
- Francisco Antonio Manzanares (1843-1904), American politician, Delegate to U.S. Congress from New Mexico Territory, 1884-85 
- Carlos Manzanares, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1944 
- Andrés Manzanares (b. 1984), Argentine Association football defender
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html