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Where did the Italian Corvo family come from? What is the Italian Corvo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Corvo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Corvo family history?The surname Corvo comes from the Italian word "corvo," from the Latin "corvus," meaning "raven." The name is thought to have originally been a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird in some way.
Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Corvo include Corvo, Corvino, Corvini and others.
First found in Abruzzi, a group of farming provinces in the Appenines of south central Italy. In ancient times it was part of the Duchy of Spoleto. Under the Normans about 1080 it became part of Apulia, with the capital being that of Sulmona. Later, about 1300, it became part of the Angevin kingdom of Naples. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The Corvo family were the barons of Cerviglione and held the castle of Carceri out side Sulmona.
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In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Corvo
Corvo Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Corvo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corvo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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