Canova History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Canova surname is derived from the Italian word "cànova," meaning "cupboard," "cellar," or "food store;" and thus the name most likely originally an occupational name for someone who worked as a seller of supplies.

Early Origins of the Canova family

The surname Canova was first found in Vetulonia an ancient town in Etruria in Italy. The ancient Romans kept their Magisterial Insignia there including their fasces, purple togas, carule chair, and brazen trumpets. Still, there are the remains of massive limestone walls. Many tombs, artifacts, relics have been found dating back to 850 B.C. 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 Canova family

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Canova Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Canova, Cannavo, Cannavo, Cannizzaro, Cannova, Caneva, Canneva, Cannavo, Cannava, Cannaviello, Canovaro, Canevari, Canever, Canavaro, Cannavale, Canevale, Caneva, Canneva, Canevaro and many more.

Early Notables of the Canova family (pre 1700)

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United States Canova migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Canova Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jac Canova, who settled in America in 1855
  • Recondini Canova, age 28, who arrived in America on May 3, 1883, aboard the "Amerique"
  • Giacomo Canova, age 44, who arrived at New York on May 9, 1885, aboard the "Belgenland"
  • Angelo Canova, age 27, who arrived in New York on May 15, 1886, aboard the "Chateau Lafite"
  • Clemente Canova, age 40, who settled in New York on June 7, 1886, aboard the "Normandie"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Canova (post 1700) +

  • Antonio Canova (1757-1822), Italian (Venetian) sculptor famous for his marble sculptures on Facebook
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