Origins Available: English, Italian
England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a person who was known as the carman, or one who rented or let out vehicles. Often carmen were known as hostilers.
Early Origins of the Carmine family
Cumberland in the lands of Carman where they held a family seat from very ancient times before 1100 A.D.
Early History of the Carmine family
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Carmine Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Carman, Carmen, Carmine, Carmyn and others.
Early Notables of the Carmine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carmine family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Carmine or a variant listed above:
Carmine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Carmine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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