Surname Mangraviti and variations
A manglabìtes was usually of low origin, but their commander, the protomanglabìtes, had a high rank due to his proximity to the emperor. The manglabìtai bodyguard had disappeared by the late 11th century, though there are documents mentioning them as guards of the the Patriarchate of Constantinople up to the 13th century.
The most famous was Harald, cadet son of the Viking king, who being second in the succession to the Scandinavian throne after his brother Olaf, with five hundred knights offered his military services to Emperor Michael IV the Paphlagonian and fought bravely at Rametta and Troina during the Sicilian campaign (1038 - 1041). Traces of this corps remain in various toponyms of eastern Sicily (Pizzo Mangalaviti, Bosco and Case di Mangalaviti) and possibly Mangalavite, name of a feud in Calabria during the Middle Ages.
- Italian White Pages: in 2020 there are about 70 listings of individuals, of them over 50 in Sicily.
- Ellis Island: 322 arrivals for Mangraviti immigrants are recorded, mostly from Sicily.
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