The surname Mazzoleni 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.
Early Origins of the Mazzoleni family
The surname Mazzoleni was first found in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna
. This region incorporates the cities of Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, and Ravenna. The earliest origins of this surname have been traced to the city of 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.
Early History of the Mazzoleni family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mazzoleni research.Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1450, 1503, 1528, 1613, and 1766 are included under the topic Early Mazzoleni History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mazzoleni Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mazzolini, Mazzoni, Mazzono, Mazzanni, Mazzonna and others.
Early Notables of the Mazzoleni 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... Another 203 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mazzoleni Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mazzoleni family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bonifacio Mazzolini, who came to New York in 1886 aboard the "La Champagne"; Martino Mazzoli, who came to San Francisco in 1892 aboard ".