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The surname Corvo comes from the Italian word "corvo," from the Latin "corvus," meaning "raven." The name is thought to have originally been a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird in some way.

Corvo Early Origins



The surname Corvo was first found in Abruzzi, a region of farming provinces in the Appenines of south central Italy. In ancient times it was part of the Duchy of Spoleto. Under the Normans about 1080 it became part of Apulia, with the capital being that of Sulmona. Later, about 1300, it became part of the Angevin kingdom of Naples. 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. The Corvo family were the barons of Cerviglione and held the castle of Carceri out side Sulmona.

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Corvo Spelling Variations


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Corvo 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 Corvo include Corvo, Corvino, Corvini and others.

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Corvo Early History


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Corvo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corvo research. Another 362 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1497 is included under the topic Early Corvo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corvo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corvo Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Corvo 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



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Corvo

Corvo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cesario Corvo, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States from Melilli, Sicily, in 1907
  • Francino Corvo, aged 16, who landed in America from Vatolla, Italy, in 1907
  • Innocenzo Corvo, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Penna Ceverna, Italy, in 1907
  • Domenico Corvo, aged 28, who landed in America from Stella, Italy, in 1911
  • Grazia Corvo, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from S. Caterina, Sicily, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corvo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corvo (post 1700)



  • Joe Corvo (b. 1977), American professional (NHL) hockey player
  • Mark Corvo (b. 1973), Australian rugby league player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    3. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    4. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Corvo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corvo 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 10 May 2015 at 02:49.

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