The roots of the Manzon surname are the late word "manzo," meaning an "ox." It has been suggested that the name may have originally been a nickname
for someone who resembled and ox, or had the tame character of an ox. Or, it may have been an occupational
name for someone who worked with oxen.
Early Origins of the Manzon family
The surname Manzon was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans
arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest
said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily
one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily
they invaded Greece. 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Manzon family
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Manzon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Manzoni, Manzano, Manzelli, Manzi, Manzina, Manzini, Manzoli, Manzolinil, Manzolino and many more.
Early Notables of the Manzon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Manzon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Manzonne, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1860; Luigi Manzone, who arrived at New York on April 23, 1883, aboard the Brittania; Emma Manzoni, who arrived in New York on Feb. 25, 1884, aboard the ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Manzon (post 1700)
- Robert Manzon (1917-2015), French racing driver who participated in 29 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix