× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Calegari. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice 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 Calegari family lived in Bologna, where Grazia Calegari was one of 10 members elected to the provisional government in 1394.

Calegari Early Origins



The surname Calegari was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region.

Close

Calegari Spelling Variations


Expand

Calegari 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 Calegari include Callegari, Callegaro, Callegaris, Calegari, Calegaris, Calligari, Calligaro, Caligari, Caligaris, Calleghèr, Callighèr, Galligari, Galligài, Calgari, Calgaro, Calliari, Calliàri, Caliari, Caliàri, Cagliari, Cagliàri, Callieri, Callièri, Calieri, Calièri, Caliero, Calièro, Calleri, Callèri, Caleri, Calèri, Caglieri, Caglièri, Cagliero, Caglièro, Caglieris, Caglièris, Callegarini, Callegarìn, Cagliarotti, Cagliartti, Callierotti, Calliertti, Caglierotti and many more.

Close

Calegari Early History


Expand

Calegari Early History



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

Close

Calegari Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Calegari Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Antonio Calegari, a philosopher and singer in 1656; Antonio Callegari of Brescia, a famous sculptor, and produced three children, Luca, Giuseppe, and Santo, all of whom followed their father's trade; their works can be seen in Brescia today; Antonio Calegari, a sculptor in...

Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calegari Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Calegari or a variant listed above:

Calegari Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sofia Calegari, aged 11, who emigrated to America from Albino, in 1903
  • Bernardo Calegari, aged 32, who landed in America from Casnigo, Italy, in 1909
  • Michele Calegari, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Federal, Italy, in 1913
  • Egidio Calegari, aged 25, who settled in America from Benna, Italy, in 1914
  • Laura Calegari, aged 29, who settled in America from Bergmo, Italy, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Calegari (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Calegari (post 1700)



  • Danny Calegari, American mathematician, Richard Merkin Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology
  • Nínive Clements Calegari, American educator, co-founder of 826 Valencia (2002)
  • Stefania Calegari, retired Italian World Figure Skating Championship ice dancer
  • Luigi Antonio Calegari (1780-1849), Italian bel canto opera composer
  • Antonio Calegari (1757-1828), Italian oratorio composer
  • Francesco Antonio Calegari (1656-1742), Italian priest and composer
  • Maria Cattarina Calegari (1644-1675), Italian composer
  • Santo Calegari (1662-1717), Italian sculptor

Close

Calegari Family Crest Products


Expand

Calegari Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

    The Calegari Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calegari 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 22 October 2013 at 13:45.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest