Early Origins of the Corain family
The surname Corain was first found in Bologna (Latin: Bononia), one of the more prosperous cities at this early time. Records date back to the year 1300, when Petrizzolo, Ugolino, Jacopo and Domenico Corradi were citizens in Bologna.
Corain Spelling Variations
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations
. The recorded spellings of Corain include Corradi, Corrado, Curradi, Currado, Gurrado, Corrào, Corra, Corro, Currao, Curro, Corradetti, Corradini, Corradino, Coraini, Corago, Corain, Corradone, Currarone, Curraroni, Corradazzi, Coradazzi, Corazzi, Corradengo and many more.
Early Notables of the Corain family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Bartolomeo Corradini of Urbino, a painter and architect who was born in 1445; Eusebio Corrado (b. Milan 1447), theologian, Nicol Corradini, a musician in Cremona around this time; Sebastiano Corradi of Reggio Emilia (b. 1510), Italian author; Giacomo Corradi, law professor in Ferrara in... Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Corain family to the New World and Oceana
Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Corain were Corago, age 48, who came to New York in 1823, and Luigi Corrado, who was Naturalized in Ashtabula county, Ohio between the years 1875-1906.