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Heraldic Search Last name: SCAVO

Scavo
Nobles: Italia
Nobility: Cavalieri
Language of the text: Italiano

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SCAVO

Scavo has a small stump in Naples, a very substantial one in Bari with good presences also in Valenzano, Adelfia, Corato and Capurso in Bari and Taranto, has a strain in the Catanzaro in Cicala, Carlopoli, Catanzaro, Sorbo San Basile and Petronà, and in Crotone, a large strain in Sicily in the Catania in Acireale, Giarre Paterno, Riposto, Aci Catena, Santa Venerina, Mascali, Belpasso and Catania, and one in Palermo and Carini in the Palermitano, should derive from a contracted form of the term sclavo (slave), probably to indicate that the The founder had been enslaved by the Saracens.

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


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