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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Caravelli


Caravella has a stock in Rome and one in Sora (FR), in Piedimonte Matese (CE) and in Naples, Foggia and Giovinazzo (BA) and in Palermo, Caravelli has a stock in Tricarico (MT), one in Roggiano Gravina (CS) and one in Palmi (RC), is also present in Abruzzo, Caravello would seem typically Sicilian from Palermo with a significant stock also in Milazzo (ME), it also has a stock between Mirano and Noale in the Venetian dialect, where it is probably due to an error of transcription by Garavello which has a nucleus in the Veneto region between Solesino and Este in the Padua area and between San Martino di Venezze and Rovigo in the Rovigoto area, it also has a small, probably secondary lineage between Alessandria and Genoa, Garavelli has a stock in the Bergamo area between Cologno Al Serio, Romano Di Lombardia and Urgnano and one in Cremona and in the Cremona area, he also has a Romagna family in Savignano sul Rubicone and Cesena and a Piedmontese in Alessandria and Valenza. additions provided by Prof. Pietro Luigi Garavelli - extracted from I CARAVELLO History of an ancient Italian Family - in collaboration with Prof. Caravello of Padua The surname Caravello is also found in the variants Caravelli, Garavello and Garavelli. In the Middle Ages the lineage can be traced mainly in the Venetian area, in the Alessandria area, in the Giovinazzo area and in Sicily. The Caravello are located in Veneto, Lombardy and above all in Sicily, the Caravelli are more evenly distributed in the national territory. the Garavellos all reside in Veneto, Lombardy and Piedmont while the Garavellis are located between Piedmont, Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna, the etymology is very uncertain. If the surname Caravello of Venetian origin would have had in the Garavello and Garavelli variants the sound of the initial veil phenomenon (K -> G) present but rare, could date back to the late Latin carabum (crab then small boat) with reference to the lake environment or to the activity carried out either with caravel glue, typical of naval carpentry, and therefore linked to the profession of caulker involved in caravel processing of boats, which then moved to Portugal in the 12th century. If not Venetian, Garavello could derive from the root gar or ger or gairu (spear). In this case, the meaning would be approximately armed with a spear. Since the names of Germanic origin derived from gairu are not easily distinguishable from those derived from the root garva (prepared), at the origin of Garavello there could also be this last root. In this case the meaning of the surname would be ready for war. In Piedmont the surname could recall the pre-Roman base caravos (stone) from which the note garavela (calcinaccio) with allusion to a geomorphological aspect of the territory. In Puglia the lineage derives from the French family Garau established in the XIIIth century in Giovinazzo following the Angevins, one of its collateral branch assumed the surname Vernice in which one can recognize the name, crippled, of the Serenissima Venice.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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Nobles: Italia (Veneto - Sicilia)
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Language of the text: Italiano

Variations Last name: Caravelli
Nobles: Italia (Veneto - Sicilia - Puglia)
Nobility: Nobili - Patrizi - Baroni - Duchi
Language of the text: Italiano

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