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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Caracciuolo


Caraccioli is very rare and is almost certainly derived from Caracciolo which is very common throughout the south, Caracciuolo, typical of Salerno, probably due to a dialectal corruption of Caracciolo, should derive from a variation of the Latin cognomen Carus (see Caro); a very ancient surname, brought by important prelates, nobles and princes, we remember in the 14th century Jacopo Caracciolo who died in Rome in 1357: "Jacobus Caracciolus, native Italus, Patria Patricius Neapolitanus, Alumnus Congregationis Carbonariae", in the 15th century Roberto Caracciolo of Lecce (1425-1495) Franciscan father author of important texts and then bishop of Aquino: "... Nam cum Eccius et Caracciolus ex Urbe attulissent Bullam damnatricem Lutheri eamque insinuassent ille hi ..." and Giovanni Caracciolo (1487-1550) Prince of Melfi, Duke of Ascoli Satriano, Marquis of Atella, Count of Forenza, Duke of Venosa, Count of Avellino, Lord of Molfetta, in the following century "Horatius Caracciolus Episcopus Venafranus", famous then will be the Princes Caracciolo of Avellino, of Naples and of Calabria.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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