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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cavedoni


Cavedoni is specific of the Modena area, Caveduri, uncommon, it would seem to be specific to Ferrara, should derive, also through dialectal modifications from the archaic term cavedone, in Veneto and in Emilia and Romagna is thus called the small transverse embankment placed in all waterways , which in the case of lean prevents water from flowing downstream, a word derived in turn from the Latin word cavaedium (atrium of the houses of the ancient Romans), merged with the Latin word understanding, capitonis (large-headed), to indicate the initial part of the watercourse, probably indicating that the family lived near a watercourse, where a cavedone was located.

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

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