The surname Cavanno 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.
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of this family name include: Cavanna, Caivano, Cavanno, Cavanni, Cavani, Caivani and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Oliver Cavanna, who came to Barbados in 1679; John Cavanna, who settled in New York in 1832; Bridget Cavanna, who settled in New York in 1832; and Augustus Cavanna, who settled in New York, NY in 1833..