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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. ma-NEH-ra  [key]
Other Forms FormsManèra, Manero, Maneri, Mañero, Mainero, Mainiero, Manieri, Minieri, Mainer, Manier

Meaning & History

Either a habitational name from any of two places called Manera in the Italian provinces of Cuneo and Como, a nickname and perhaps a metonymic occupational name (from the dialect word manèra meaning "executioner's axe, cleaver" or from Italian manero "well-behaved, skilled"), or derived from the given name Mainiero (ultimately from Frankish Maginhari, composed of the Ancient Germanic elements magin "strength, might" and hari, heri "army").
Added 10/29/2022 by General9696
Edited 10/29/2022 by General9696