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The Carnevale history begins in Cornwall, a rugged coastal region in southwestern England. Quite distinct from Devon, the adjoining county, Cornwall had its own spoken language until the late 18th century. The Carnevale history began here. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames were derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. The Carnevale family originally lived in the county of Cornwall in southwest England.

Carnevale Early Origins



The surname Carnevale was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Carnevale Spelling Variations


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Carnevale Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Cornwall, Cornelle, Cornell, Cornwell, Cornewall, Cornal, Cornale, Cornevale, Carnwell, Carnewell, Carnville, Carnevale, Cornhall, Cornehall, Cornhale, Cornwale, Curnow (from native Cornish word) and many more.

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Carnevale Early History


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Carnevale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carnevale research. Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1513, 1601, 1452, 1467, 1581, 1659, 1613, 1644, 1842, 1605, 1675, 1610, 1662, 1632, 1673, 1660, 1662, 1655, 1698, 1692, 1693, 1689, 1698, 1654, 1717, 1685, 1689, 1468, 1537, 1502, 1503, 1514, 1515, 1505, 1506, 1515, 1516, 1519, 1520 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Carnevale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carnevale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carnevale Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Thomas Cornwall, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1452 and 1467; Jane Cornwallis (1581-1659), an English lady whose private correspondence (1613-1644) were published in 1842, mother of Frederick Cornwallis; Thomas Cornwallis ( c. 1605-1675), an English politician and colonial administrator, one of the first Commissioners...

Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carnevale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carnevale In Ireland


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Carnevale In Ireland



Some of the Carnevale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Carnevale or a variant listed above:

Carnevale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Carnevale, aged 63, who landed in America from Siriguano, Italy, in 1908
  • Angelo Carnevale, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from Pouticorvo, Italy, in 1910
  • Alfonso Carnevale, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Pettoranello, Italy, in 1910
  • Angelo Carnevale, aged 69, who emigrated to the United States from Cava, Italy, in 1911
  • Angelo Carnevale, aged 15, who settled in America from Pettoranello, Italy, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carnevale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carnevale (post 1700)



  • Daniel Joseph Carnevale (1918-2005), American Major League Baseball shortstop, second baseman, manager, coach and scout
  • Mark Kevin Carnevale (b. 1960), American professional PGA golfer, winner of the 1992 Chattanooga Classic and was the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year
  • John M. Carnevale (b. 1961), American politician, Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives (2009-)
  • Bernard Louis "Ben" Carnevale (1915-2008), American college men's basketball coach
  • Corrado Carnevale (b. 1930), Italian judge, member of the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation
  • Roberto Carnevale (b. 1966), Italian composer, pianist and conductor
  • Giuseppe Carnevale (b. 1978), Italian former footballer
  • Andrea Alessandro Carnevale (b. 1961), Italian former footballer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: La Vie Durante
Motto Translation: During life.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carnevale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carnevale 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 15 January 2016 at 10:13.

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