plebeian, came into distinction during the Samnite wars.
The first member of the gens who obtained the consulship was Sp. Carvilius in B. C. 293, who received the surname of MAXIMUS, which was handed down as a regular family-name. For those whose cognomen is not mentioned, see CARVILIUS.
The following coin is referred to this gens, and the three names upon it, CAR. OGVL. VER., are those of three triumvirs of the mint.