Sicily emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Carboni. 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 Carboni family lived in the city of Naples, where Guglielmo Carbonelli was landowner of Simmari, in Calabria in 1120.
Early Origins of the Carboni family
Early History of the Carboni family
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Carboni Spelling Variations
local spellings of Italian surnames that occurred over the course of history, there are numerous variations for the surname Carboni. These spelling variations include Carbone, Carboni, Carbonella, Carbonelli, Carbonetti, Carbonini, Carbonìn, Carbonaro, Carbonesi, Carbonera, Carbonizi, Carbonari and many more.
Early Notables of the Carboni family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carboni family to the New World and Oceana
A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Carboni: Babtisco Carbone, who arrived in Virginia in 1650.
Contemporary Notables of the name Carboni (post 1700)
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