Caliendo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Caliendo surname is of uncertain derivation, but it may have its roots with the word "calendula," which is a cultivated marigold.

Early Origins of the Caliendo family

The surname Caliendo 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.

Important Dates for the Caliendo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caliendo research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1076, 1157 and 1415 are included under the topic Early Caliendo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caliendo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Calenda, Calienda, Calendo, Caliendo and others.

Early Notables of the Caliendo 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 the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French invaded Naples and in 1806, Napoleon's brother Joseph was made king, but this hold on Italy...
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Caliendo migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caliendo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Domenico Caliendo, age 30, who arrived in New York on April 23, 1883, aboard the "Brittania"
  • Savino Caliendo, age 32, who arrived in New York on Aug. 23, 1886, aboard the "Burgundia"
  • Pietro Caliendo, age 17, who arrived in New York on May 27, 1892, aboard the "Alesia"

Contemporary Notables of the name Caliendo (post 1700)

  • Franklin "Frank" Caliendo (b. 1974), American comedian known for his impressions
  • Dr. Marco Caliendo, German economist, with the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany
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