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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.

Canovas Early Origins



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.

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Canovas Spelling Variations


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Canovas 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.

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Canovas Early History


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Canovas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canovas research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Canovas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Canovas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Canovas Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Canovas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Canovas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Canovas (post 1700)



  • Isidoro Puerta Canovas, poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    10. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
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    The Canovas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Canovas 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 June 2014 at 14:21.

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