Ciaravolo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Ciaravolo family
The surname Ciaravolo was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with Sicily. 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 Ciaravolo family
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Ciaravolo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ciralo, Ceraulo, Ceravolo, Ciraola, Ciravolo, Ciaravolo, Ceraulo, Ceravolo, Cerioli and many more.
Early Notables of the Ciaravolo family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French invaded Naples and in 1806, Napoleon's brother Joseph was made king, but this hold on Italy was not to last. In 1813 the...
Migration of the Ciaravolo family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michael Cario, who settled in New York, NY in 1728; and Antonio Cerio, who came to New York in 1895.