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The distinguished surname Carpo 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 Carpo 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.

Carpo Early Origins



The surname Carpo was first found in the areas of Montefeltro and Romagna.

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Carpo Spelling Variations


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Carpo 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 Carpo 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.

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Carpo Early History


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Carpo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carpo research. More information is included under the topic Early Carpo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carpo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carpo Early Notables (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 Carpo Notables 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



Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Carpo or a variant listed above:

Carpo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John And Carpo, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Eda Carpo, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1895

Carpo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Saverio Carpo, aged 32, who landed in America from Caminiti, Messina, in 1909
  • Maria Carpo, aged 19, who landed in America from Montefalconi, Italy, in 1912
  • Saneno Carpo, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Randazzo, Sicily, in 1912
  • Giovanni Giuseppe Carpo, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Buronzo, Novara, in 1923

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    2. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carpo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carpo 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.

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