ⓘ Carascon

                                     

ⓘ Carascon

Carascon is an Italian family name of hidalgo or noble Spanish origin. The surname was originally spelled Carrascon. The surname was Italianized as Carascon in the early 19th Century. The founder of the Spanish House was Doctor Don Garcia Fernandez de Carrascon, a wealthy Spanish cleric from Agreda, Spain who was a protonotary apostolic and personal doctor to Pope Adrian VI as well as a canon of the Cathedral of Toledo, Spain. He left his fortune in the form of a mayorazgo or family trust to his nephew Don Pedro Carrascon and his descendants. Doctor Carrascon is buried in an elaborate chapel in the Church of San Miguel Arcangel in Agreda.

Founder of the Italian branch of the family was don Francisco Carrascon 1700-1756, high-ranking military Commissioner Di Guerra Royal Spanish army Senator, and Messina, Sicily. Don Francisco was married to Donna Paola Diez, believed to be sister Filareto Antonio Diez e Palmero, a Sicilian nobleman and Senator of Palermo in 1745 and 1764. Don Francisco Donna and Paula had four sons and three daughters. His eldest son, don Bernabe or Barnabas Carrascon was a Colonel in command of the provincial regiments of the Kingdom of Naples, and later the commandant of Lucera. His second son, don Antonio Carrascon, were the Governor, Lieutenant-Colonel of the fortress of Vieste on the Adriatic sea. Two other sons, don Pietro Ignazio and don Ferdinando also excelled in the civil service and army. Daughters, Donna Maria Josephy Carascon married dont Berlingiero Scoppa of Lucera, Donna Marianna Carascon married Colonel don Orsino Scoppa of Lucera. Donna Maria Concetta Carascon married Cavaliere Gaetano Pistorio of Messina.

Not Bernabes son, don Francesco Carascon 1771-1820, married Donna Isabella Monarca, a noblewoman from Sessa Aurunca and in the end he rose to the rank of captain in the Neapolitan army. He fought in Calabria, Spain and Rome under the troops of king Ferdinand I of the two Sicilies, Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, Joachim Murat, son of Napoleon, and again by king Ferdinand I of the two Sicilies after the fall of Napoleon. He died in Messina during the peak of the Sicilian revolution of 1820. His wife, Donna Isabella died five years later, leaving seven children. Their youngest son Alessandro Carascon 1814-1861 moved to Sulmona in the Abruzzi and became a Caffettiere or cafe owner.

Not Bernabes daughter, Donna Philomena Carrascon, married Colonel don Dionisio Corsi, a cavalry regiment commander Regina of the Governor and intendant of laquila. All their sons were military officers, but one in particular, major don Luigi Corsi, was honored a pioneer in military incendiaries and locomotive technology. He was appointed Director of the locomotive works, Pietrarsa Officine Di near Naples with the king.

Their descendants lived in such different places in southern Italy, Messina, Naples, Vieste, Sessa Aurunca, Rome, Sulmona and Pacentro. This is a very rare name, and only a few descendants in Italy, Spain, England, and the United States.

                                     
  • Francisco Carrascon ca. 1700 ca.1755 also known as Don Francesco Carascon was a high ranking Spanish Military Officer and War Commissioner in the
  • customized 1995 town car. Homeland Security, consisting of Colonel Bob Paolo Carascon and Captain Rudy Jackson Rick Benedetto formerly honored, but now disgraced