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Where did the Italian Caruso family come from? What is the Italian Caruso family crest and coat of arms? When did the Caruso family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Caruso family history?The surname Caruso is a common occupational name for a person who was an apprentice. The name can be traced back to the Old Italian word "caruso," which meant "a young apprentice."
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Caruso include Caruso, Carruso, Caruzo, Carruzo and others.
First found in Piacenza, anciently Placentia, a town of Emilia, capital of the province of Piancenza. It was founded as a Roman colony in 218 B.C before being occupied by Goths, Franks, and Lombards, before becoming a free city and part of the Lombard League in the 12th century. Pier Fortugno Caruso was a cavalier in 1026 in the service of Federigo II. 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, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caruso research. Another 296 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1397, 1399, 1550, 1680, and 1810 are included under the topic Early Caruso History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 137 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caruso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Caruso:
Caruso Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Caruso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caruso Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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