The Calendo surname is of uncertain derivation, but it may have its roots with the word "calendula," which is a cultivated marigold.
Early Origins of the Calendo family
The surname Calendo 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 Calendo family
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Calendo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Calenda, Calienda, Calendo, Caliendo and others.
Early Notables of the Calendo 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 Calendo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Calendo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Calendo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- P. Calendo, age 24, who arrived in New York on March 3, 1883 aboard the "Australia"
Calendo Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Michel Calendo, who settled in Quebec sometime between 1736 and 1760