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Multiple Origins for the Surname Calo


Italian


Although it has long been an Italian name, the ultimate origins of the Calo name are Greek, coming from the Greek word "cali" meaning "beautiful." The name was most likely taken on a surname quite arbitrarily, though perhaps the first bearer was a man of exceptional beauty.

Calo Early Origins



The surname Calo was first found in Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and the southern parts of mainland Italy. In later years, a few branches of the family spread to northern Italy, adopting the naming conventions there and changing their name to end in "i." Most of the family remained in the south, however, and kept the southern suffix "o." The name is of Greek origin, which explains its predominance in the south, closer to Greece. Coming from the Greek word "cali" meaning "beautiful" the name was probably purely ornamental, though perhaps it was given because the first bearer was a man of exceptional beauty.

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Calo Spelling Variations


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Calo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Calo, Cali, Cala, Cale, Calio and others.

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Calo Early History


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Calo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calo research. Another 284 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1272 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Calo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Calo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Belarmino Calo, aged 36, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Cabo Tres Forcas" from Sevilla & Narzo [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-QTR : 6 December 2014), Belarmino Calo, 25 Mar 1919; citing departure port Sevilla & Narzo, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Cabo Tres Forcas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Pantaleo Calo, aged 43, originally from Molfetta, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Taormina" from Napoli, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C2-SZD : 6 December 2014), Pantaleo Calo, 09 Apr 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New-York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rosa Calo, aged 21, originally from Molfetta, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Taormina" from Napoli, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C2-SZ6 : 6 December 2014), Rosa Calo, 09 Apr 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New-York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Calo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calo (post 1700)



  • Francesco Calò (b. 1749), Italian painter of the late-Baroque period
  • Carla Calò (b. 1926), Italian actress and voice actress
  • Romano Calò (1883-1952), Italian film actor who appeared in 30 films between 1913 and 1945
  • Eugenio Calò (1906-1944), Italian soldier who was posthumously awarded the Gold Medal for Military Valour
  • Galinho Caló (b. 1946), Portuguese retired footballer

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-QTR : 6 December 2014), Belarmino Calo, 25 Mar 1919; citing departure port Sevilla & Narzo, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Cabo Tres Forcas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C2-SZD : 6 December 2014), Pantaleo Calo, 09 Apr 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New-York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C2-SZ6 : 6 December 2014), Rosa Calo, 09 Apr 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New-York, ship name Taormina, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  8. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
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