Early Origins of the Zappia family
The surname Zappia 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 Zappia family
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Zappia 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 Zappia family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zappia family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Zappia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Dominic Zappia, who arrived in New York in 1904
- Anthony Zappia, who settled in New York in 1904
Contemporary Notables of the name Zappia (post 1700)
- John Zappia, Australian drag racing competitor from Perth, Western Australia
- Antonio "Tony" Zappia (b. 1952), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Makin (2007), Mayor of the City of Salisbury since 1997
- Fernando Zappia (b. 1955), former Argentine football defender from Buenos Aires