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All very rare surnames derive from a nickname. additions provided by Stefano Bettazzi Canavacci, Canevacci and Cannavaccio, very rare, are present above all in the Roman area, Canavaccio, unique, can be found only in Cittaducale (RI), Canavasso, almost unique, is perhaps from the Turin area, for Canavassi, also almost unique, instead it is very difficult to indicate a precise origin, Canevazzi, finally, is present mostly in Emilia Romagna, between the Ferrara and Modena areas, all these surnames should derive from archaic or dialectal variants of the term canovaccio, with the meaning of rag ( often used in the kitchen), thus indicating the profession of manufacturer or dealer of dish cloths. It is therefore a question of the surnames of trade names attributed to the founders.

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

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