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From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Cabral. 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. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily 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, and does not necessarily denote nobility.

Cabral Early Origins



The surname Cabral was first found in the Sicilian city of Aragona. In 1040, Ponzo Cabrera was Viscount of Cabrera, Girona, and Anger.

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Cabral Spelling Variations


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Cabral Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Cabral include Cabral, Cabras, Cabrera, Cabrini, Cabrone, Cabrino, Cabrotto, Cabrotti, Cabrilli, Cabroni, Cabrillo, Cabrollo and many more.

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Cabral Early History


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Cabral Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cabral research. Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1510, 1740, and 1761 are included under the topic Early Cabral History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cabral Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cabral Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Bernardo Cabrera in 1368, who was the head of a very prestigious nobility; Francesco Cabrini, a nobleman and landowner born around 1510 in Brescia; Giovanni Cabrini was a famous painter in 1510 in Bergamo...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cabral 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



An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Cabral arrived in North America very early:

Cabral Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juana Cabral who arrived in Peru in 1577

Cabral Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathias Cabral and his wife Sevasriana Espino who immigrated to New Orleans in 1779

Cabral Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elena Cabral, aged 3, landed in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Joas De Medeiros Cabral came to New York in 1893
  • Amancio Fgo. Cabral, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Antonio Cabral, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1896

Cabral Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agostinho Cabral, aged 11, who landed in America from St. Michael's, in 1900
  • Adelaide Cabral, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from St Michaels, in 1902
  • Angelo Cabral, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from St. Michael's, in 1902
  • Anna Jiagnina Cabral, aged 44, who landed in America from Portugal, in 1902
  • Anbertino Cabral, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cabral (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cabral (post 1700)



  • Anna Escobedo Cabral (b. 1959), American diplomat, 42nd Treasurer of the United States (2005 to 2009)
  • Stephen Cabral, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 2000
  • Kristin Cabral, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2008
  • Joseph J. Cabral, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940
  • Ida Cabral, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996, 2000
  • Antonio F. D. Cabral, American Democrat politician, Elected Massachusetts State House of Representatives Thirteenth Bristol District 2002
  • Andrea J. Cabral, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008
  • Juan Cabral (b. 1978), Argentine film director
  • Luis Cabral (b. 1983), Paraguayan international footballer
  • Alejandro Ariel Cabral (b. 1987), Argentine football left-footed centre midfielder
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Cabral Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cabral 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 10:46.

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