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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Carano


Very rare, it seems to have more stocks in Molise, Foggia and Caserta, the latter could derive from the toponym Carano (CE), all the others should derive from the Greek Latin name Caranus, we remember a Caranus son of Cleopatra, sister of Alexander the Macedonian and Philip Attalus: "... About quod tempus Caranus, vir generis regii, sextus decimus ab Hercule, profectus Argis regnum Macedoniae occupavit ...", from which the Latin bell Gens Carania should derive. We find traces of this surname in Gambatesa (CB) in the 1700s with the tavernaro Giovanni Carano. additions provided by Marco Carano (Brazil) the surname CARANO is also found in northern Italy and should derive from the toponym Carano in Val di Fiemme in Trentino, the municipality is one of the oldest in the Valley in its territory were found coins of the imperial era Roman, but also artifacts dating back to the Iron Age (needles). In 1570, the famine of 1570 struck a terrible famine in the area that forced many families to leave Carano to other regions such as Tuscany, Abruzzo and Molise in search of better living conditions.

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

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