Mazzara History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Mazzara family
The surname Mazzara 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 Mazzara family
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Mazzara Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mazuera, Mazara, Mazzara, Mazzaresi, Mazour, Mazzari and many more.
Early Notables of the Mazzara family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mazzara family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Mazara, who arrived in New York in 1832; Wenzel Mazara, who arrived in New York, NY in 1872; Franziska Mazara, who arrived in New York, NY in 1872.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mazzara (post 1700) +
- Joseph J. Mazzara, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2008 
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