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Caraffas Early Origins



The surname Caraffas 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.

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Caraffas Spelling Variations


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Caraffas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Caraffa, Caraffi, Caraffia, Carafi, Caraffas, Carafas, Caraffani and many more.

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Caraffas Early History


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Caraffas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caraffas research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1581, 1655, 1430, 1511, 1476, 1559, 1555, 1561, 1538, 1591, 1540, 1565, 1564, 1633, 1585, 1649, 1615, 1690, 1680, 1690, 1677 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Caraffas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caraffas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caraffas Early Notables (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 188 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caraffas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    10. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
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    The Caraffas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caraffas 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 27 November 2013 at 13:49.

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