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Early Origins of the Caroli family

The surname Caroli was first found in Milan (Italian: Milano, Milanese: Milan), the second-most populous city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. Another line of this surname was found in the province of Veneto in the 13th century, when members of the Carlotti family were recognized as nobility in the city of Verona.

Early History of the Caroli family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caroli research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1483, 1503, 1514, 1519, 1524, 1554, 1555, 1580, 1590, 1613, 1626, 1630, 1674, 1686, 1697, 1721, 1744, 1750, 1775 and 1777 are included under the topic Early Caroli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caroli Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Carli, Carlo, Caroli, Decarli, Di Carlo, De Caroli, De Carolix, Carlino, Carlini, Carlin, Carlucci, Carluccio, Carluzzi, Carlotti, Carlotto, Carlot, Carlozzi, Carloni, Carlone, Carlon, Carlesi, Carlisi and many more.

Early Notables of the Caroli family

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Carlo Innocenzo Carlone (1686-1775), an Italian painter and engraver; Taddeo Carlone (died 1613), Swiss-Italian sculptor and architect; Giovanni Bernardo Carlone (1590-1630), an Italian painter of the late-Mannerist and early-Baroque periods; Andrea Carlone (1626-1697), an Italian painter; Diego Francesco Carlone (1674-1750), an Italian sculptor; Raffaello Carli, a painter born in Vasari in 1466 whose fame escalated once he began working in Florence; a member of the Carluccio family, who was mayor of Matera in 1483; the Carli family of Genoa, hotel owners during the 15th century; Giaffredo di Carlo Carli, a judge...
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United States Caroli migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caroli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mike Caroli, who settled in Baltimore in 1895

Contemporary Notables of the name Caroli (post 1700) +

  • Rodolfo Caroli (1869-1921), Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who worked in the Diocese of Rome
  • Guido Caroli (1927-2021), Italian speed skater who competed from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s
  • Daniele Caroli (b. 1959), Italian former professional racing cyclist
  • Angelo Caroli (1937-2020), Italian professional football player, journalist and author from L'Aquila, Italy
  • Rolf Caroli (1933-2007), East German amateur light-middleweight boxer who won bronze medals at the European championships in 1955, 1957 and 1959
  • Pierre Caroli (1480-1545), French refugee and religious figure
  • Germana Caroli (1931-2024), born Germana Mazzetti, was an Italian singer, mainly active in the 1950s on Facebook