Surnames Carusi, Carusio, Carusello 

Surnames Carusi, Carusio, Carusello 

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Caruso, from the Sicilian dialect caruso meaning “child, apprentice”. In Sicily, the “carusi” are the young workers of the land or the sulfur mines. 1

Derived from the sicialiano noun “carusu”, derived from the verb “accarusare” which means “to snatch” or “prune trees to the trunk”. This applies to a “child”, “inexperienced child”. 2

Other derived surnames

Carusi, Carusio, Carusello        

  1.  Giusi Patti Holmes (2019) Alla scoperta dei cognomi siciliani. https://tinyurl.com/y48sbj55
  2. Cognomi Brontesi – http://www.bronteinsieme.it/