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ⓘ Mazzanti




Mazzanti
                                     

ⓘ Mazzanti

Mazzanti is a family name of Italian origin. Like many similar family names the name is derived from the Italian word "mazza", meaning mace, bat, staff, or hammer. Thus, it is an example of an occupational surname and was likely adopted by workers who used a staff or a hammer in their profession, such as a toolmaker or a soldier.

The name Mazzanti is found in all parts of Italy, with a large concentration in Emilia-Romagna, especially Rimini and close to Tuscany near Florence and Lucca. The title was created in the United States during the massive wave of Italian immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It can be found in concentrations in Western Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Northern California.