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From the historical and enchanting Italian region of Piedmont emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cravino family. During the Middle Ages, as populations grew and travel between regions became more frequent, the people of Tuscany found it necessary to adopt a second name to identify themselves and their families. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most common type of family name found in Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, the nickname type of surname is also frequently found. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Cravino is a name for a goat, having derived its origin from the Italian word capra.

Cravino Early Origins



The surname Cravino was first found in the year 1100, when the Caprýs family lived in the region.

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Cravino Spelling Variations


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Cravino Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Cravino include Capra, Cavra, Crava, Chiabra, Caprini, Caprino, Caprin, Caprýs, Caprioli, Capriolo, Capriotti, Capruzzi, Caproni, Capraro, Caprari, Caprara, Caprile, Caprili, Capraliano, Capraliana, CapraliÓn, Capraliani, Capriati, Cavrini, Cavrotti, Cavrulli, Cavriani, Cravetti, Cravini, Cravino, Cravýn, Cravotta, Capraia, Craviotto, Cravari, Cravarolo, Craveri, Cravero, Chiabrero, Chiabrera and many more.

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Cravino Early History


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Cravino Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cravino research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cravino History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cravino Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cravino Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Anselmo and Rodolfo Capraia, brothers who were knights in Buggiano around 1203; Benedetto Capra was a famous author in Perugia in the 14th century; Bartolomeo della Capra of Crema was the secretary of Pope Innocenzo VII in 1360; Francesco della Capra was a politician...

Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cravino 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



Cravinos were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Mr. CapraliÓn, who arrived in New York city in 1882; Antonio Capra, aged 38, who arrived at Ellis Island from S.Polo, Italy, in 1921; Attilio Capra, aged 18, who arrived at Ellis Island from Pescantina, Italy, in 1914.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cravino (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cravino (post 1700)



  • Luciano Cravino, Italian actor, known for his work in Il divo: La spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti (2008)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Cravino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cravino 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.

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