Specific of Salento, of Casarano (LE) in particular and of Brindisi, it could derive from a place name, such as Cavalera di Mormanno in the Cosenza area, in Italy there are many places with this name. We find traces of this surname in Brindisi in the 1300s with the noble house of the Pandi-Cavalera. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Cavalera is a surname from Lecce deriving from the Cavalli surname. Minervini 136.
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