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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Carnevali


Present throughout Italy, with a prevalence in the south, Carnival and central-north Carnevali, Carnevalli is almost certainly due to errors in transcription of the previous, typically Calabrian Carnovale originating in the area of Vibo Valenza, while Carnovali is decidedly Lombard, probably of Brescia or Varese origin . These surnames have in common a derivation from names given because the son was born during the period of the carnival, or by nicknames given or because some fact led back to the carnival or to the fact of being the progenitors of the joking or ridiculous types. integration provided by Giovanni Vezzelli The surname Carnevali is widespread throughout Italy, even in the form Carnevale. It starts from the name carnevale, passed to its own name to indicate the "born in the day before the ashes", and also became a nickname to designate "foolish person, fatua; clown, buffoon »(De Felice). Since the sec. The proper names Carnelvarius, Carnelevarius and Carnervarius are documented in Modenese papers, more adherent to the true etymology of the name: from carnem levare "remove the meat". Source: F. Violi, Surnames in Modena and in the Modena area.

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

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