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Cavalletti has a stock in the Reggio area, and in the range that includes the Ancona, Macerata, Umbria, the rietino and the Roman, Cavalletto is typically Venetian, especially from Padua, with very small strains in Mantua, Rovigo and Venice. , Cavalli is widespread throughout Italy, but mainly in the north-western part, Cavallin is typically Venetian, especially in the Treviso area, and in particular in Montebelluna, Vedelago, Paese, Istrana and Morgano, Cavallini is an Emilian tosco, although widespread throughout the peninsula , Cavallino seems to have three strains one Genoese, one Neapolitan and one from Palermo, Cavallo is also widespread throughout Italy, but above all in the south, Cavalloni is specific to the South Milan, Cavallotti should have two stocks, one between Pavia and Milan and another between Modena and Bologna, Cavalluzzi is decidedly from Bari, from Grumo Appula and Bari. These surnames have many different origins, ranging from the medieval name Cavallo, to nicknames refer it was the art of riding horses (who takes care of horses), of having served in a Cavalieri family, of having played on horseback in the army, of having made a post on horseback, of belonging to a distinct family (bourgeoisie) or other that had reference to horses, or from toponyms such as Cavallino (VE) or (LE) or Cavallo Pastorio (ME) or similar. additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Cavalletti originates from the medieval Latin 'cavallettus -i' = "fighter on horseback, cadet knight", with exchange by metonymy horse> knight, and with the cadet value obtainable from the diminutive.

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

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