The surname Carusello is a common occupational
name for a person who was an apprentice. The name can be traced back to the Old Italian word "caruso," which meant "a young apprentice."
Early Origins of the Carusello family
The surname Carusello was first found in Piacenza, anciently Placentia, a town of Emilia, capital of the province of Piancenza. It was founded as a Roman colony in 218 B.C before being occupied by Goths, Franks, and Lombards, before becoming a free city and part of the Lombard League in the 12th century. Pier Fortugno Caruso was a cavalier in 1026 in the service of Federigo II. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Carusello family
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Carusello Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of Carusello are Caruso, Carruso, Caruzo, Carruzo and others.
Early Notables of the Carusello family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was the Caruso family of Piacenza. Early records show many bearers of the family name, including: Antonello Caruso, who was master of the feuds of Pulci, Lungarino, and Burgillusil; Placido Caruso, a senator and military captain in Sicily; Francesco Caruso of Avellino an author in circa 1550; Giovanni Battista Caruso of Palermo, member of the nobility and philosopher in 1680... Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carusello Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carusello family to the New World and Oceana
An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Carusello: Gaetano Caruso, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1816; Gaetano Carusi, age 51; who came to Philadelphia one year later, as well as Augustus Carusi who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1836..
Contemporary Notables of the name Carusello (post 1700)
- Thomas Carusello, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut, 1983; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2000, 2004
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