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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 Manzi. 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 Manzi 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.

Manzi Early Origins



The surname Manzi was first found in Friuli (Venetian: Friul), an area of northeastern Italy, with Patriarca di Aquileia Volserico Manzano in 1083.

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Manzi Spelling Variations


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Manzi 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 Manzi are Manzo, Manzano, Manzoni, Manzonni, Manzonne, Mansone, Manzu, Manzuoli, Manzuolo, Manzi, Manzoli, Manzolo, Manzano, Manzelli, Manzina, Manzini and many more.

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Manzi Early History


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Manzi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manzi research. Another 21 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1785 and 1860 are included under the topic Early Manzi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manzi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manzi Early Notables (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...

Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Manzi 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



An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Manzi or a variant listed above:

Manzi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alberta Manzi, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Brusecllis, Italy, in 1907
  • Amiello Manzi, aged 18, who settled in America from Angri, Italy, in 1907
  • Albina Manzi, aged 31, who landed in America from Montefiascone, Italy, in 1909
  • Andrea Manzi, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Amalfi, Italy, in 1910
  • Angelo Manzi, aged 22, who landed in America from Sonnino, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Manzi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Manzi (post 1700)



  • William Manzi III, American politician, Mayor of Methuen, Massachusetts, 2007-11
  • Warren Michael Manzi (1955-2016), American playwright and actor, who was best known for his play Perfect Crime
  • James "Jim" Manzi (b. 1963), American software entrepreneur and political commentator
  • Catello R. Manzi (b. 1950), American harness racing driver and trainer, inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2002
  • Jim Manzi (b. 1951), American former chairman, president and CEO of Lotus Development Corporation
  • George Manzi, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwalk, 1902
  • Frank J. Manzi, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 46th District, 1966
  • Albert P. Manzi, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972
  • Alberto Manzi (1924-1997), Italian school teacher, a writer and an Italian television host
  • Franco Manzi (b. 1966), Italian Catholic priest and academic
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    11. ...

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