Cavicchi is typical of the Tuscan-Emilia, Florentine, Bolognese and Ferrara areas. Cavicchia has a stock in San Remo in the Imperia area, one in Mantua, one in Abruzzo in Capitignano nell'aquilano, in Montesilvano, Penne and Alanno in the Pescara area. in Lettopalena in Theatine, and one in Rome, Cavicchio, decidedly more rare, is specific to the Rovigoto, Cavicchioli has a stock in the Milanese, probably secondary, one between Mantua, Modena and Bologna and one in Tuscany between Pisa and Siena, Cavicchiolo, decidedly of the Paduan area, of the area of Tombolo, Galliera Veneta and Cittadella, they should derive, directly or through hypocorisms, from nicknames originating from the Italian term archaic cavicchio (peg, small pointed stick), a word that takes on various meanings sometimes with a positive meaning, referring to its possible function as a pivot, sometimes with the value of offense recalling the term the male member, we recall that the use of this surname was normal for example for the l Goldoni attributed it to Brighella, who thus appears in La madre amorosa: "Brighella Cavicchio, quondam Bertoldo".
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