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The surname Maranto was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mňdna), 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 favour of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. But many noted scholars were born there. 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: Marano, Maranto, Maurano, Mauritano, Marango and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maranto research. Another 392 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1046, 1150, 1260, 1344, 1376, 1390, and 1441 are included under the topic Early Maranto History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Maranto 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: Francis Marano, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1843; Peter E. Marengo, who arrived in Vermont sometime between 1854 and 1923.

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