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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.

Carbonara Early Origins



The surname Carbonara was first found in the year 1120 in the city of Naples, where Guglielmo Carbonelli was landowner of Simmari, in Calabria.

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Carbonara Spelling Variations


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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 characteristi c. 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, Carboněn, Carbonaro, Carbonesi, Carbonera, Carbonizi, Carbonari and many more.

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Carbonara Early History


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Carbonara Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carbonara research. More information is included under the topic Early Carbonara History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carbonara Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carbonara Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carbonara (post 1700)


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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
  • Mario Carbonara (b. 1952), Italian professional footballer

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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    7. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. 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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carbonara Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carbonara 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 23 October 2015 at 10:25.

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