The Canovas 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 Canovas family
The surname Canovas 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 Canovas family
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Canovas 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 Canovas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Canovas family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Canovas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pedro Canovas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1879 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Canovas (post 1700)
- Isidoro Puerta Canovas, poet