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From the ancient and beautiful Italian island of Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Carbonaro. 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 Carbonaro family lived in the city of Naples, where Guglielmo Carbonelli was landowner of Simmari, in Calabria in 1120.

Carbonaro Early Origins



The surname Carbonaro 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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Carbonaro Spelling Variations


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Carbonaro Spelling Variations



There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Carbonaro are Carbone, Carboni, Carbonella, Carbonelli, Carbonetti, Carbonini, Carbonìn, Carbonaro, Carbonesi, Carbonera, Carbonizi, Carbonari and many more.

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Carbonaro Early History


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Carbonaro Early History



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

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Carbonaro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carbonaro 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 Carbonaro 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



An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Carbonaro: Babtisco Carbone, who arrived in Virginia in 1650.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carbonaro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carbonaro (post 1700)



  • Michael Carbonaro (b. 1982), American actor from New York
  • Arturo Carbonaro (b. 1986), Italian football defender from Salerno
  • Paolo Carbonaro (b. 1989), Italian footballer from Palermo
  • Nicole Jean Carbonaro, finalist in the 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, eponym of the main belt asteroid, 11373 Carbonaro

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carbonaro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carbonaro 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.

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