Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
There are several hypotheses:
- from manzo (“steer”), as an occupational surname for cow breeders;
- from Latin mānsus (“remained”, later “tame”), referring to a land worker, or the related Italian medieval given name Manso;
- from Provençal. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.
Manzoni m, f