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The surname Carusi 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."

Carusi Early Origins



The surname Carusi 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.

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Carusi Spelling Variations


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Carusi 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 Carusi are Caruso, Carruso, Caruzo, Carruzo and others.

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Carusi Early History


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Carusi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carusi research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1397, 1399, 1550, 1680, and 1810 are included under the topic Early Carusi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carusi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carusi Early Notables (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...

Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carusi 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



An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Carusi:

Carusi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gaetano Carusi, who landed in America in 1809
  • Gaetano Carusi, age 51 who came to Philadelphia one year later
  • Augustus Carusi who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1836
  • Augustus Carusi, who landed in America in 1836

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carusi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carusi (post 1700)



  • Enrico Carusi, Italian ecclesiastic of Chieti, who contributed enormously to the Vatican during the mid 20th century

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
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    The Carusi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carusi 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 February 2014 at 18:16.

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