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Where did the Italian Casanova family come from? What is the Italian Casanova family crest and coat of arms? When did the Casanova family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Casanova family history?


Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Casanova include Casa, Case, Dalla Casa, Dallacasa, Della Casa, Da Ca, Dacca, Da Cha, Dacha, Dalla Ca, Dallaca, Dalla Cha, Dallacha, Casella, Casello, Caselli, Casèl, Casiello, Casillo, Casetta, Casati, Casselli, Casetti, Casèt, Casina, Casine, Casino, Casini, Casola, Casolla, Casol, Casotti, Casone, Casoni, Cason, Casacchia, Casaccia, Casacci, Casassa, Casazza, Casabianca, Casablanca, Cabianca, Casabassa, Cabassa, Casabella, Cabella, Casabona, Cabona, Caboni, Casagrande, Casagrandi, Casamassima, Casanova, Canova, Casavecchia and many more.

First found in the culturally rich region of Lombardy, where earliest records date back to the year 1126 in Milan, when Apollonio Casati was Imperial Vicar for Lotario il Sassone.


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Some of the first North American settlers with Casanova name or one of its variants:

Casanova Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franco Miguel Casanova, aged 39, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Lucy Casanova, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Maria Getrudes Casanova, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Juan Baptiste Casanova, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Miguel Casanova, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1838


  • Vince Casanova (1953-2013), American newspaper executive, president and COO of Tribune Media Services
  • Giacomo Girolamo Casanova (1725-1798), Italian adventurer and author
  • Francesco Giuseppe Casanova (1727-1803), Italian painter
  • León Prieto Casanova (b. 1912), Chilean architect
  • Myriam Casanova (b. 1985), professional female tennis player from Switzerland
  • Fernando Casanova (b. 1988), Dominican international footballer
  • Rodolfo Casanova (1915-1980), Mexican boxer
  • Jean Toussaint Arrighi de Casanova, Duke of Padoue, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815


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The Casanova Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Casanova 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 11 February 2015 at 14:09.

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