Caraffa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Caraffa family
The surname Caraffa was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. 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 Caraffa family
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Caraffa Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Caraffa, Caraffi, Caraffia, Carafi, Caraffas, Carafas, Caraffani and many more.
Early Notables of the Caraffa 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 was not to last. In 1813 the Congress Of Vienna restored pre- Napoleonic rule. Among prominent bearers of this surname...
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Migration of the Caraffa family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Carabine, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816; Catherine Carabine, who settled in New York, NY in 1816; Edward Carabine, who came to St. John, N.B. in 1834.
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