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The surname Cavalli comes from the words "cavallaro," which means a horse dealer; or from "cavalieri," meaning a horseman, rider or knight.

Cavalli Early Origins



The surname Cavalli was first found in at Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara, one of the more prosperous cities at this early time. Records locate the Cavalieri family in Ferrara as early as the 9th century, when Giovanni Cavalieri defended his vast lands against the Venetians.

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Cavalli Spelling Variations


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Cavalli Spelling Variations



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 Cavalli include Cavalli, Cavallo, Cavalletti, Cavalletto, Cavallini, Cavallino, Cavallina, Cavallìn, Cavallucci, Cavalluccio, Cavalluzzi, Cavallotti, Cavallotto, Cavallone, Cavallacci, Cavallazzi, Cavallari, Cavallaro, Cavallàr, Cavalleri, Cavallero, Cavaleri, Cavalero, Cavalieri, Cavaliere and many more.

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Cavalli Early History


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Cavalli Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cavalli research. More information is included under the topic Early Cavalli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cavalli Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cavalli Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Pietro Cavallini (1259-1344), a well known painter born in Rome in the 13th century; Sigismondo Cavalli, a Count in Verona around 1450; Gian Marco Cavalli (c.1454- c. 1508), an Italian medallist, sculptor and goldsmith; Giovanni Battista Cavalletto, a painter, sculptor, poet, and musician in...

Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cavalli 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



An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Cavalli:

Cavalli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Maria, Augustina, Andrea, and Louis Cavalli, who were all naturalized in Detroit in 1833
  • G Cavalli, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Christophe Cavalli, age 21, who arrived in New York on Sept. 2, 1885, aboard the "Labrador"
  • Antonio Cavalli, who arrived in New York on Oct. 24, 1887, aboard the "La Gascogne"

Cavalli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonia Cavalli, aged 8, who landed in America from Vastanja, Italy, in 1910
  • Antonio Cavalli, aged 48, who settled in America from S. Nazzario, Italy, in 1910
  • Antonio Cavalli, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Bedonia, Italy, in 1911
  • Agostino Cavalli, aged 23, who landed in America from Berecto, Italy, in 1912
  • Angelo Cavalli, aged 7, who landed in America from Rosignano, Alessandria, Italy, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cavalli (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cavalli (post 1700)



  • Emanuele Cavalli (b. 1904), Italian painter
  • Simone Cavalli (b. 1979), Italian football striker
  • Roberto Cavalli (b. 1940), Italian fashion designer from Florence
  • Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676), Italian composer
  • Fabio Cavalli (b. 1955), Swiss entrepreneur, founder of Mondobiotech, winner of the Swiss Innovation Award in 2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cavalli Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cavalli 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 9 August 2015 at 12:03.

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