Show ContentsCarbonell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Carbonell has a history dating as far back as the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for a person with a dark complexion or dark hair deriving its origin fom the Latin word carbo, which means charcoal.

Early Origins of the Carbonell family

The surname Carbonell was first found in Normandy. where this distinguished family were sires of Cerisy in the arrondissement of St-Lo.

Early History of the Carbonell family

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Carbonell Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Carbonell were recorded, including Carbonel, Carbonellus, Carbonell, Charbonell, Charbonellus, Carbonnell, Carbonall, Carbonal and many more.

Early Notables of the Carbonell family

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Carbonell Ranking

In the United States, the name Carbonell is the 12,669th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Carbonell family to Ireland

Some of the Carbonell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Carbonell migration to the United States +

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Carbonell arrived in North America very early:

Carbonell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jaime Carbonell, aged 33, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804 [2]
  • Jose Antonio Carbonell, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [2]
  • I Carbonell, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1823 [2]
  • In Carbonell, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [2]
  • Juan Carbonell, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Carbonell (post 1700) +

  • Nestor Carbonell (b. 1967), American actor
  • John Carbonell, American politician, Mayor of Key West, Florida, 1945, 1950-51 [3]
  • Frederico Carbonell, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1912 [3]
  • Loreto "Bonnie" Carbonell (1933-2017), Filipino basketball player who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Teresa Gisbert Carbonell de Mesa (1926-2018), Bolivian architect and art historian, awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1958 and 1966
  • William Carbonell, Commissioner of Police of Malaya
  • Juan Carlos Carbonell (b. 1970), Chilean open wheel racecar driver
  • Marguerite Carbonell, Knight of Arts and Literature, Ceramist, Paris
  • Próspero Carbonell MacAusland, 47th Ministry of National Education of Colombia in 1957
  • Delfin Carbonell Basset (b. 1938), contemporary lexicographer

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook