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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Caramanica


Caramani is absolutely rare, Caramanica has a stock in Formia and Minturno in the Latin area and in Rome and Valmontone in the Roman area, and one in the Caserta area in Mondragone, Caramanico would seem to be specific to the Theatine, Guardiagrele, Miglianico, Chieti and San Giovanni Teatino, should be all different forms of the ethnic of Caramania, anatolian region facing Cyprus, could date back at least to 1566, the time of the invasion of the Turks in the land of Abruzzo, when 120 Saracen ships attacked the Abruzzo coast, it is also possible, although less likely, a derivation from the Lombard term karaman (arimanno or free man), in some cases it could be a derivation from the toponym Caramanico Terme nel pescarese. Of the use of the ethnic of Caramania we have an example in the second half of the 1400s in the writings of Caterino Zeno ambassador of the Serenissima, in his Commentaries on the trip to Persia and the Persian wars of Messer Caterino Zeno the Knight read: "... Seen Samper the Caramani moved from place to place and charged Amarbei, he too, having closed his squadron, moved and struck Sinan by the side, broke the Caramans, and in a moment the lord's army was taken, and the cavalry was broken and beaten to pieces. the first ordinances of the janizzari and confused all those good infantry ... ".

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

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