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Ciavarella is typical of the San Marco area. In Lamis, Foggia, San Severo, Sannicandro Garganico, San Giovanni Rotondo and Torremaggiore and Noicattaro in the Bari area, Ciavarelli, very very rare, it seems Abruzzese, Ciavarello, very rare, would seem to be from Palermo. Sannicandro Garganico (FG). additions provided by Stefano Ferrazzi Ciavarella, distributed in a large part of the peninsula, has a main nucleus in the Foggia area and a smaller one in the Bari area, Ciavarrella, much rarer, comes from Sannicandro Garganico (FG), Ciavarello, very rare, has a greater presence in Corleone, Ciavarelli is widespread mostly in Teramo and Chieti, all these surnames derive from the term ciavarello or ciavarella, an archaic or dialectal term meaning kid / a: the origin of this word is to be found in the ancient French chevrel / elle (Italianized in fact in ciavarello / a, but not only), with equal meaning. The surname, therefore, derives from the profession carried out by the progenitor (probably a shepherd or a goatherd) or from a physical or behavioral characteristic (sometimes, in fact, the term ciavarello / a could also be used as a nickname for a boy or a girl , as if to indicate a similarity between the youth of human beings and the tender age of kids).

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


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