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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Carrai. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt 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 Venice 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 Carrai family lived in the city of Bologna, where Rolandino Carrari witnessed the gift of a castle to the city council in 1188.

Carrai Early Origins



The surname Carrai was first found in the city of Bologna, where Rolandino Carrari witnessed the gift of a castle to the city council in 1188.

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Carrai Spelling Variations


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Carrai Spelling Variations



In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Carrai include Carraro, Carrari, Carrero, Carreri, Carrèr, Carriero, Carriere, Carrieri, Carrier, Carrai, Carrao, Carrera, Carraretto, Carrarini and many more.

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Carrai Early History


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Carrai Early History



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

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Carrai Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carrai Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Novello da Carrara (1359-1406), Lord of Padua after his father, fought in the Battle of Castagnaro (1387) for Padua, executed by Venetian officials after his capture during the war between Venice and Padua, sons Francesco and Giacomo who had also been captured were...

Another 134 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carrai Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Carrai: Maria Manta Carrera and Lorenzo Carrero, who both arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1779; Ginseppe Carrao settled in Texas in 1906; A. Carrera, aged 33, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1921.

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    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    11. ...

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