Early Origins of the Zapa family
The surname Zapa was first found in Mantua, anciently Mantova, a fortified city of Lombardy
, capital of the province of Mantua. In 568 the Lombards took Mantua, lost it and recovered in 601. It passed to the Norman Geoffry, Duke of Lorraine
in the 11th century but afterwards reverted to the Lombard League. Frederico II was first Duke of Mantua. 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.
Early History of the Zapa family
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Zapa Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Zappa, Zappi, Zappelli, Zappetti, Zappetta, Zappoli, Zappuli, Zappalia, Zapa, Zapi, Zappas and many more.
Early Notables of the Zapa family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zapa family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Vincenzo Zappa, who arrived in Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906; Herman Louis Zoppi, who settled in Mississippi in 1894; Dominic Zappia, who arrived in New York in 1904.