Mazzoli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Mazzoli 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 Mazzoli family
The surname Mazzoli 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 Mazzoli family
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Mazzoli Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mazzolini, Mazzoni, Mazzono, Mazzanni, Mazzonna and others.
Early Notables of the Mazzoli 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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Migration of the Mazzoli family
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 ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Mazzoli (post 1700) +
- Ron Mazzoli, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1996 (delegation chair) 
- Romano Louis Mazzoli (b. 1932), American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate, 1968-70 ; Candidate in primary for Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, 1969; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1971-95 
- Gherardo Mazzoli, Knight, a Count, and a prominent judge from Reggio-Emilia at this time
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