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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Carrieri. 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 Carrieri 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 Carrieri family


The surname Carrieri 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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Early History of the Carrieri family

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Early History of the Carrieri family


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Carrieri Spelling Variations

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

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Early Notables of the Carrieri family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Carrieri 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 Carrieri family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Carrieri family to the New World and Oceana


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

Carrieri Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Carrieri, aged 24, who settled in America from Rionero, in 1900
  • Carlo Carrieri, aged 31, who landed in America from Bari, in 1903
  • Alfonso Carrieri, aged 18, who settled in America from Rapolla, Italy, in 1904
  • Francesco Carrieri, aged 31, who landed in America from Giovinasso, Italy, in 1904
  • Luigi Carrieri, aged 16, who settled in America from Giovinasso, Italy, in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrieri (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrieri (post 1700)


  • Vincenza Carrieri -Russo, American model, actress, entrepreneur and a beauty pageant titleholder who competed in the Miss USA pageant in April 2008, and Miss United States pageant in 2014
  • Chris Carrieri (b. 1980), American soccer player
  • Gaetano Carrieri (b. 1988), Italian footballer who plays for Cosenza Calcio

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