From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily
emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Carbonara. 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 traditional type of family name found in the region of Sicily
is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local
surnames are also found. Local
names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, and does not necessarily denote nobility. The Carbonara family lived in the city of Naples, where Guglielmo Carbonelli was landowner of Simmari, in Calabria in 1120.
Early Origins of the Carbonara family
The surname Carbonara was first found in the year 1120 in the city of Naples, where Guglielmo Carbonelli was landowner of Simmari, in Calabria.
Early History of the Carbonara family
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Carbonara Spelling Variations
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations
. The recorded spellings of Carbonara include Carbone, Carboni, Carbonella, Carbonelli, Carbonetti, Carbonini, Carbonìn, Carbonaro, Carbonesi, Carbonera, Carbonizi, Carbonari and many more.
Early Notables of the Carbonara family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Pietro Carbone of Bologna, who was a member of the Guelph faction as well as the mayor of Bonacolsi and then of Mantua in 1254; Francesco Carbone of Naples was the Bishop of Monopoli, and eventually became Cardinal and Bishop of... Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carbonara Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carbonara family to the New World and Oceana
An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Carbonara arrived in North America very early: Babtisco Carbone, who arrived in Virginia in 1650.
Contemporary Notables of the name Carbonara (post 1700)
- David Carbonara, American film and TV composer as well as a music editor
- Eric Carbonara, American guitarist, composer, audio engineer and producer
- Gerard Carbonara (1886-1959), American composer of film music
- E. Vernon Carbonara, American politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1962; Candidate for Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention at-large, 1966 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Mario Carbonara (b. 1952), Italian professional footballer