The Camerata surname is thought to be of local
in origin; that is, a surname derived a pre-existing place name, the Italian town of Camerata. Alternatively, some instances of the surname may have evolved from a nickname
derived from the Italian word "camerata," meaning "comrade."
Early Origins of the Camerata family
The surname Camerata was first found in the city of Cammarata in the province of Agrigento, Sicily
. The city name dates back to the Norman invasion
of Sicily. Early instances of the name include Gian Francesco Camerata was a commander in Sutera in 1438. One noble line were the Camerata di Palermo (Sicily).
Early History of the Camerata family
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Camerata Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Camarat, Cammarat, Camerata, Cammerata, Cammarata and many more.
Early Notables of the Camerata family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Camerata family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Camerata Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antonio Camerata, who arrived at New York on May 21, 1883 aboard the "Assyria"
Contemporary Notables of the name Camerata (post 1700)
- Frederick J Camerata, Chief Operating Officer of Wavecrest Management, New York