Mazziotta History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Mazziotta is a common occupational name for a person who was a toolmaker. The occupational surname Mazza is derived from the Italian word mazza, which is translated as a club, hammer, mace or staff of office. The name also exists as one of a number of compound names such as Mazzacane, Mazzagalli, Mazzapica, or Mazzamici.

Early Origins of the Mazziotta family

The surname Mazziotta was first found in Reggio-Emilia, where records can be traced to Lazzaro Mazzoli, Councillor of the State in 1186. Other early records show Blasco Mazza, who was in the Cavalry in Messina in 1287, and later became the Baron of Sellia. The Mazza family of Modena entered into the ranks of nobility in 1306.

Important Dates for the Mazziotta family

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Mazziotta Spelling Variations

Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Mazziotta include Mazza, Mazzetto, Mazzinghi, Mazzoleni, Mazzarelli, Mazzetti, Mazzino, Mazzini, Mazzola, Mazzoli, Mazzuoli, Mazzoletti, Mazzotta, Mazzotti, Mazzone, Mazzoni, Mazzali, Mazzanti and many more.

Early Notables of the Mazziotta family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Filippo Mazzola, a famous painter from Parma during the late 15th century. His works can be seen in Padua, Parma, Strasburg, Naples, London, Venice, and Massachusetts. Guido Mazzoni was a famous sculptor from Modena around 1450. He is also known as "Il Paganino," and among his works is a bust of King Ferrante of Naples. Giulio Mazzoni was a famous painter and sculptor in Piacenza during the early 16th century, an was a pupil of Vasari. Marc'Antonio Mazzone was a Venetian musician who wrote 2 books of madrigals during the 16th century. Jacopo di...
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Mazziotta migration to the United States

An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Mazziotta:

Mazziotta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gianmario Mazziotta, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States from Marsiconoso, in 1899
Mazziotta Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anna Maria Mazziotta, aged 9, who landed in America from Cirigliano, Italy, in 1911
  • Agnese Mazziotta, aged 18, who settled in America from Rotondella, Italy, in 1912
  • Cataldo Mazziotta, aged 28, who settled in America from Pietrapaola, Italy, in 1913
  • Angelo Mazziotta, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Marsiconnovo, Italy, in 1914
  • Antonia Mazziotta, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Rotondella, Italy, in 1920
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