The distinguished surname Carpeneti originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States 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, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Carpeneti family lived in the unique region of the Papal States. Earliest records date back to 962, when Udalrico Carpegna received 24 castles in the areas of Montefeltro and Romagna from the Emperor Ottone.
Early Origins of the Carpeneti family
The surname Carpeneti was first found in the areas of Montefeltro and Romagna.
Early History of the Carpeneti family
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Carpeneti Spelling Variations
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations
. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Carpeneti include Carpo, Carpi, Carpini, Carpine, Carpino, Carpano, Carpani, Carpinteri, Carpinto, Carpucci, Carpantieri, Carpinelli, Carpanelli, Carpinetti, Carpinoni, Carpioni, Carpegna, Carpineto, Carpeneti, Carpenino, Carpeneto, Carpenetti, Carpenè, Carpinel, Carpaneto, Carpanini, Carpanoni, Carpesani, Carpeggiani and many more.
Early Notables of the Carpeneti family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Carpegna, mayor of Arezzo in 1314; Domenico Carpinoni (1566-1658), an Italian painter of the Renaissance
period; Giulio Carpioni (1613-1678), a Venetian painter who was famous for his classical style; Giovanni Carpucci, mayor of Reggio... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carpeneti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carpeneti family to the New World and Oceana
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Carpeneti or a variant listed above: John Carpo, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803.