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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Italian

Meaning & History

It could derive from toponyms such as Caraffa del Bianco in the province of Reggio Calabria or Caraffa in the province of Catanzaro.
The surname Carafa has three strains: one from Abruzzo in the province of Chieti and two from Puglia in the province of Foggia and Lecce.
Caraffa is distributed throughout Italy and would seem to be native to Sicily and the Basilicat.
Added 6/15/2022 by anonymous