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Carrera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Carrera family


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.

Early History of the Carrera family


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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.

Early Notables of the Carrera family (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...
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Migration of the Carrera family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Louis DeLa Carrera, aged 45, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • I Carrera, aged 43, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Juan Carrera, who arrived in Cartagena in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • T I Carrera, aged 33, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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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
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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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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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