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

Carrera Early Origins



The surname Carrera 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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Carrera Spelling Variations


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

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Carrera Early History


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Carrera Early History



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

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Carrera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carrera 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 Carrera 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 Carrera:

Carrera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leonor Carrera, who landed in America in 1817
  • Louis DeLa Carrera, aged 45, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • I Carrera, aged 43, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Juan Carrera, who arrived in Cartagena in 1835
  • T I Carrera, aged 33, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carrera Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angiolina Carrera, aged 9, who settled in America from Nado, Italy, in 1901
  • Agostino Demetrio Carrera, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1902
  • Antonio Carrera, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Givota, in 1906
  • Domenico Carrera, aged 24, who settled in America from Valperga, Italy, in 1907
  • Angelo Carrera, aged 40, who landed in America from Gosaldo, Italy, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrera (post 1700)



  • Barbara Carrera (b. 1945), American film and television actress as well as a former model best known for her roles as Bond girl Fatima Blush in Never Say Never Again
  • Pietro Carrera (1573-1647), Italian chess player, historian, priest and author
  • Massimo Carrera (b. 1964), former Italian footballer
  • José Rafael Carrera (1814-1865), ruler of Guatemala from 1844 to 1848
  • Sebastián Carrera (b. 1978), Argentine footballer
  • José Miguel Carrera (1785-1821), Chilean general

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Carrera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carrera 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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