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Calvaruso is typically Sicilian, concentrated in Alcamo in the Trapani area and in Palermo, it should derive from the Sicilian toponym Calvaruso in the Messina area. In Bafia in the Messina area in the 1700s there are traces of this surname with the priest Francesco Calvaruso: "... he maintains the obligation to have a Mass celebrated for every holiday and precept throughout the year, and on the day of the said Saint six masses must be satisfied and a mass sung for the soul of the quondam sac Francesco Franc- caluso, for which the aforementioned church possesses a locality of celsi, scapula land, few olive trees and a house, and in this place exists this Church of Santo Nicolao, which does not hold furniture, but is governed as above ... ".