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The surname Caruso 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."

Caruso Early Origins



The surname Caruso 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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Caruso Spelling Variations


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Caruso Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Caruso include Caruso, Carruso, Caruzo, Carruzo and others.

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Caruso Early History


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Caruso Early History



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

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Caruso Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caruso 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 Caruso 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 Caruso:

Caruso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gaetano Caruso, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1816
  • Gaetano Caruso, aged 51, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817
  • Joseph Caruso, who arrived in Arkansas in 1890
  • Alfonso Caruso, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Italy, in 1892
  • Annibal Caruso, aged 40, who landed in America from Altavilla, Italy, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caruso (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caruso (post 1700)



  • Henry J. Caruso, American businessman and founder of Dollar Rent A Car
  • Dee Caruso (1929-2012), American television and film screenwriter and television producer, known for his work on Get Smart, The Monkees and The Smothers Brothers Show
  • Dave Caruso (b. 1982), American former professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Anthony Caruso, American president and CEO of CSA Group
  • Anthony Caruso (1916-2003), American character actor who appeared in over 100 films, best remembered for his role as Captain Juan Ortega in the first season of Walt Disney's Zorro
  • David Stephen Caruso (b. 1956), American Golden Globe Award winning and Primetime Emmy Award nominated actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Horatio Caine on the TV series CSI: Miami
  • Daniel John "D.J." Caruso (b. 1965), American director and producer
  • Domenico Caruso (b. 1933), Italian poet and writer
  • Enrico Caruso (1873-1921), Italian operatic tenor born in Naples, who became known as one of the great tenors of all time
  • Leandro Caruso (b. 1982), Argentine footballer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    2. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    3. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Caruso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caruso 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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