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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Cavanna is Caomhanach, an adjective denoting association with St. Caomhan. The first Kavanagh, Donal, the son of Dermot MacMurrough, was fostered by a successor of this saint.

Cavanna Early Origins



The surname Cavanna was first found in County Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Cavanna Spelling Variations


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Cavanna Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cavanagh, Kavanagh, Kavanah, Cavanaugh, Keevan, Cavanaw, Kavanaw, Cavenaugh, Cavanough, Cavaneagh, Cavana, Cavena, Cavinaugh, Kavina, Kavena, Kavanaugh, Cavanach, Kavanach, Cabenagh, O'Cavanagh, O'Kavanagh, Keaveney, Geaveney, M'Cavanna and many more.

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Cavanna Early History


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Cavanna Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cavanna research. Another 458 words (33 lines of text) covering the year 1889 is included under the topic Early Cavanna History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cavanna Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cavanna Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cavanna 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:

Cavanna Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Oliver Cavanna, who came to Barbados in 1679

Cavanna Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Cavanna, who settled in New York in 1832
  • Bridget Cavanna, who settled in New York in 1832
  • Augustus Cavanna, who settled in New York, NY in 1833
  • Augustus Cavanna, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cavanna (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cavanna (post 1700)



  • Carlo Cavanna (1873-1925), director of the construction of the first railway line in Eritrea

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Siothchain agus fairsinge
Motto Translation: Peace and plenty.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Cavanna Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cavanna 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 16 March 2010 at 07:02.

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