The Calenda surname is of uncertain derivation, but it may have its roots with the word "calendula," which is a cultivated marigold.
Early Origins of the Calenda family
The surname Calenda was first found in Nocera dei Pagani (presently called Nocera Inferiore,) in Salerno Province, Kingdom of Naples, where they trace their Norman-Viking origins back to Stefano Calenda who lived in 982. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Calenda family
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Calenda Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Calenda, Calienda, Calendo, Caliendo and others.
Early Notables of the Calenda family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon
. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian
emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated... Another 112 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calenda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Calenda family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Calenda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pasqe. Calenda, age 33, who arrived in America on Jan. 13, 1882, aboard the "Elysia"
- Dionisio Calenda, age 25, who arrived in New York on May 27, 1887, aboard the "Neustria"
Contemporary Notables of the name Calenda (post 1700)
- Roméo Calenda (b. 1972), French football player