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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Carrara. 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 Carrara family lived in the city of Bologna, where Rolandino Carrari witnessed the gift of a castle to the city council in 1188.

Carrara Early Origins



The surname Carrara 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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Carrara Spelling Variations


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Carrara 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 Carrara include Carraro, Carrari, Carrero, Carreri, Carrèr, Carriero, Carriere, Carrieri, Carrier, Carrai, Carrao, Carrera, Carraretto, Carrarini and many more.

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Carrara Early History


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Carrara Early History



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

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Carrara Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carrara 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 Carrara 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



A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Carrara:

Carrara Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Angelo Carrara, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Albino, in 1898

Carrara Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angiolina Carrara, aged 9, who emigrated to America from Vado, Italy, in 1900
  • Ameleo Carrara, aged 29, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1903
  • Angelo Carrara, aged 35, who landed in America from Serino, in 1905
  • Andrea Carrara, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Civo, Italy, in 1910
  • Alfredo Carrara, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Montecalvo. Italy, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

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