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From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Calabrese. 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. The Calabrese family lived in Viterbo.

Calabrese Early Origins



The surname Calabrese was first found in the southern region of Sicily.

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Calabrese Spelling Variations


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Calabrese 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 Calabrese include Calabria, Calabrèse, Calabrese, Calabrèsi, Calabresi, Càlabri, Calabri, Calabra, Calabrètta, Calabretta, Calabr and many more.

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Calabrese Early History


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Calabrese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calabrese research. More information is included under the topic Early Calabrese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calabrese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calabrese Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Vincenzo Calabro, who was a civic senator in Messina in 1656, 1659, and in 1664. Giuseppe Calabro...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calabrese 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 Calabrese arrived in North America very early:

Calabrese Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfonso Calabrese, aged 22, who landed in America from Mercogliano, in 1904
  • Alberica Calabrese, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Volturara, Avellino, in 1909
  • Alessio Calabrese, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Benevento, Vitulano, in 1909
  • Adolfo Calabrese, aged 45, who landed in America from Sorino, Italy, in 1910
  • Alessandro Calabrese, aged 46, who landed in America from Volturara, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Calabrese (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calabrese (post 1700)



  • Gerald A. Calabrese (1925-2015), American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Cliffside Park, New Jersey for fifty years and former NBA basketball player
  • Greg Calabrese, American soap opera actor, best known for his role on The Young and the Restless
  • Elizabeth Calabrese, American New Jersey Democratic Party politician
  • Anthony Orlando Calabrese (1907-1991), American politician, Member of the Ohio Senate (1956-1980)
  • Veronica Calabrese (b. 1987), Italian silver and two-time bronze medalist taekwondo practitioner
  • Giovanni Calabrese (b. 1966), Italian bronze medalist rower at the 2000 Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Calabrese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calabrese 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 16 April 2015 at 12:25.

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