Caroselli is specific to the area that includes the provinces of L'Aquila, Rome and Isernia, Carosello is absolutely rare. additions provided by Fabio Paolucci Caroselli is a typical surname of central Italy, present mainly in Rome and Abruzzo, but also typical of the Molise municipality of Isernia. Carosello variant is Carosello, very rare. From the etymological point of view, the surname should derive from a nickname linked to the activity carried out by the progenitor: in the past, in central and southern Italy, the carousels were the grain lots collected by farmers and deposited in agricultural farms. Other hypotheses of origin can be formulated considering the semantics of the term carousel, which may indicate a sort of spectacular tournament of knights with exercises of bravura, a carousel consisting of a wooden revolving platform in the round, or a clay ball that was once used in game is launched reciprocally among the players (the dialectal term carusiello derives from the shape of the ball as the head of a caruso, ie of a boy).
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