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ZAVARELLA | ZAVARELLI

Zavarella is specific to Pratola Peligna (AQ), Zavarelli, release rare, it would be a part of Alba Adriatica in the Teramano. Integrations provided by Stefano Ferrazzi Zavarella, rather rare, is typical Dell'aquilano, Zavarelli, rare, it seems also Abruzzo and is present both in the Aquilano and in the Teramano, both these surnames derive from a variant of the term Ciavarello or Ciavarella, archaic or dialectal voice with the meaning of Kid/A: The origin of this word must be sought in the ancient French chevrel/Elle (italianized in Ciavarello/A, but not only), with equal meaning. The surname, therefore, derives either from the profession carried out by the founder (probably a shepherd or a Capraio) or from a physical or behavioural characteristic (sometimes, in fact, the term Ciavarello/A could also be used as a nickname for a Boy or girl, as if to indicate a similarity between the youth of human beings and the tender age of the kids.

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


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