The distinguished surname Carpo originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local
surnames are also found. Local
names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames 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, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Carpo family lived in the unique region of the Papal States. Earliest records date back to 962, when Udalrico Carpegna received 24 castles in the areas of Montefeltro and Romagna from the Emperor Ottone.
Early Origins of the Carpo family
The surname Carpo was first found in the areas of Montefeltro and Romagna.
Early History of the Carpo family
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Carpo Spelling Variations
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 Carpo include Carpo, Carpi, Carpini, Carpine, Carpino, Carpano, Carpani, Carpinteri, Carpinto, Carpucci, Carpantieri, Carpinelli, Carpanelli, Carpinetti, Carpinoni, Carpioni, Carpegna, Carpineto, Carpeneti, Carpenino, Carpeneto, Carpenetti, Carpenè, Carpinel, Carpaneto, Carpanini, Carpanoni, Carpesani, Carpeggiani and many more.
Early Notables of the Carpo family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Carpegna, mayor of Arezzo in 1314; Domenico Carpinoni (1566-1658), an Italian painter of the Renaissance
period; Giulio Carpioni (1613-1678), a Venetian painter who was famous for his classical style; Giovanni Carpucci, mayor of Reggio... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carpo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carpo family to the New World and Oceana
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Carpo or a variant listed above:
Carpo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John And Carpo, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Eda Carpo, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1895
Carpo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Saverio Carpo, aged 32, who landed in America from Caminiti, Messina, in 1909
- Maria Carpo, aged 19, who landed in America from Montefalconi, Italy, in 1912
- Saneno Carpo, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Randazzo, Sicily, in 1912
- Giovanni Giuseppe Carpo, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Buronzo, Novara, in 1923