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Where did the Italian Corell family come from? What is the Italian Corell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Corell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Corell family history?From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Corell. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Local names, also found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Corell family lived in a town just outside Palermo, as in 1189, a member of the Caro family was the Archbishop of Monreale.
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Corell include Caro, Cari, Cara, De Caro, Di Caro, Di Cara, La Cara, Li Cari, Carello, Carelli, Carella, Carillo, Caretti, Caroli, Caretta, Carino, Carini, Caruccio, Carucci, Carocci, Carracci, Caricchio, Caricchia, Carollo, Carullo, Carulli, Carotti, Carone, Caroni, Carofiglio, Carofratello, Carolillo, Carotenuto and many more.
First found in Sicily, which has included the island itself, Naples and the southern portion of the peninsula. Research shows that records of the Corell family date back to the year 1189 when a member of the Caro family was the Archbishop of Monreale, a town just outside Palermo.
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Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Corell:
Corell Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Corell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corell 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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