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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Lombardy emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Calv˛sa. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. 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 are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Lombardy is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Calv˛sa family lived in Milan since the 12th century.

Calv˛sa Early Origins



The surname Calv˛sa was first found in the 12th century, when the Calvelli family lived in Milan.

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Calv˛sa Spelling Variations


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Calv˛sa 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 Calv˛sa include Calvi, Calvo, Calvelli, CalvŔlli, Calvello, CalvŔllo, Calvento, Calvetti, CalvŔtti, CalviŔtti, Calvietti, Calvini, Calvino, Calvillo, Calvani, Calvano, Calvanelli, CalvanŔlli, Calvagno, Calvagna, Calveri, CalvŔri, Calvosa and many more.

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Calv˛sa Early History


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Calv˛sa Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calv˛sa research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1390, 1396, 1405, 1400, 1651, 1710, 1710, 1771, 1771 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Calv˛sa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calv˛sa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calv˛sa Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Antonio Calvi of Rome who lived during the 14th century and was a lawyer. In 1405 he was made a Cardinal of the city. Antonio Calvi of Rome was Bishop of Imola in 1390 and then of Todi in 1396, and...

Another 126 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calv˛sa 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 North American settlers with Calv˛sa name or one of its variants: Alcides Calvento, who came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1879; Giuseppi Calvelli, age 22, who arrived in New York on May. 18, 1891 aboard the "India".

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial GÚnÚral. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    11. ...

    The Calv˛sa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calv˛sa 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 January 2014 at 11:16.

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