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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of the islands of Sicily emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Candelaria family. 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 were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Candelaria is a name for a person who derives their name from the word Candido, which means candid, white, innocent.

Candelaria Early Origins



The surname Candelaria was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) where the Candelori family of Naples, was one of the more ancient families of the city.

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Candelaria Spelling Variations


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Candelaria Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Candelaria include Candelori, Candilori, Candelora, Candilora, Candelsi, Candelaria, Candi, Candia, Candiani, Candiano, Candida, Candidi, Candido and many more.

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Candelaria Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Candelaria Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Silvio Candelsi, a military Captain in Velletri; Milo Candiani was bishop of Turrino and archbishop of Milan and Pavia; Niccolo Candido of Syracuse was an owner of two large feuds in the 13th century; Bernardo Candiani was bishop of Asti and...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Candelaria:

Candelaria Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Purificacion Candelaria, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Havana, Cuba, in 1909
  • Damiana Candelaria, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1923
  • Francisco Candelaria, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Candelaria (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Candelaria (post 1700)



  • Victoria Candelaria, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1996, 2000
  • Valentin Candelaria (1870-1955), American politician, Member of New Mexico State House of Representatives, 1923-24
  • Juan Candelaria, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2008
  • Sedfrey M. Candelaria (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • Leonard Candelaria, American trumpeter and educator, Professor of Trumpet and Artist in Residence at the University of Alabama
  • Nash Candelaria (b. 1928), Mexican American novelist
  • John Robert Candelaria (b. 1953), nicknamed "The Candy Man," American former professional left-handed pitcher

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    11. ...

    The Candelaria Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Candelaria 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 19 May 2016 at 16:49.

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