Cavanna History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cavanna family

The surname Cavanna was first found in Genoa (Italian: Genova), a port on the Gulf of Genoa, capital of the province of Genoa. 4th century B.C it was occupied by the Greeks, destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 B.C and restored by Rome who made it their headquarters. They survived the Lombard and Carolingan intrusions. Were well known for their naval prowess. Shipbuilding flourished in this natural sea port. Much migration took place to South America pre WWII. 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.

Early History of the Cavanna family

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Cavanna Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cavanna, Caivano, Cavanno, Cavanni, Cavani, Caivani and many more.

Early Notables of the Cavanna family (pre 1700)

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United States Cavanna migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cavanna Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Cavanna, who settled in New York in 1832
  • Bridget Cavanna, who settled in New York in 1832
  • Augustus Cavanna, who settled in New York, NY in 1833
  • Augustus Cavanna, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cavanna (post 1700) +

  • Carlo Cavanna (1873-1925), director of the construction of the first railway line in Eritrea

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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