Ronda Cavazos is not typically italian surname and you offer sul paltry information that a cursory check of Italy shows no one with that surname in that country. A check of the Ellis island records show only one Vincent Cavazo immigrating from Italy to the USA in 1896. Your move. Peter
rondak wrote:I just recently found out my birth fathers name and am curious if there are any Cavazos on this board. His name is Reuben Noe Cavazos.
Thank you in advance,
Ronda K Long
Hi Ronda: Just Peter!!!Cavazos not is tipically italian surname. . Currently exist similar italian surname:
-Cavazo(very rare: http://www.comune.modena.it/h3/h3.exe/aAsmo/d369) ,
-Cavazzo( ditto only in Piemonte region)
-Cavazocchi(Corse Island around 1770)
-Cavazzoco (noble surnames Cavalletti; Rossi (de); Cavalli; Cavallo; Cavarzerani; Cavazza; Cavazzoco Mazzanti; ) -Cavazza(very diffused and ancient),
-Cavassa(version of Cavazza surname),
More : have roots of this surname Cavazos in Espana around 1608; in Monterrey(Mexico around 1683)and in Tamaulipas(Mexico around in 1792),in Texas present around 1830, in Lousiana around 1794 and in Delaware 1775.
they express and assure that Cavazos comes from original italian surname Cavazzo, subsequently hispanized in country of Latin America.
Cavazzo surname coming from locality of Cavazzo Carnico with the famous and beautyful lake, in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The Cavazzo word coming from ancient castle Cabatium(latin) in Cavazzo Carnico area.
You have some reason to believe that it is an Italian last name?
Please let me known.
Peter my dear, I have said in my previous reply"Just Peter"..In fact the most ancient trace than this last name is in Spain....But those cited authors think that is one transformation Cavazzo's italian surname...In Italy not exist Cavazos...those italian similar I have written ...in This website are many Cavazos persons http://www.onegreatfamily.com/surname/i ... tm#Cavazos ..regards, suanj
The last link Peter posted - I have had bookmarked for some time. My birth fathers name is Reuben Noe Cavazos. I was adopted as an infant.
Most Cavazos in the US/Mexico share a common ancestor; one Captain Juan Cavazos from Spain. Some references state his parents were from Italy. Cavazos and some of its variations are Sephardic Jew. There are tons of Cavazos here in TX, I currently live @ Fort Hood Texas. Many have roots traced back to Spain and Italy and Greece.
I have found this link and perhaps there is some truth here: http://www.traceit.com/cgi-bin/history type in Cavazos, it comes back as Italian origin. Go one click further and it says Cavazos is in medieval records in Bergamo Italy. Though other sites report ancient Spain.
I merely posted out of curiosty because many sources say one thing and others say something else.
Hi Ronda, I've visited your link..in fact declares Bergamo..sure must be in time many ancient, when the Spanish came to reign in Italy, and perhaps, subsequently this last name is italianized.. dilemma..regards, suanj
Hi Ronda: the dilemma is spirit's search :wink: if you say italian language, you can access of search "Diocesi di Bergamo e provincia e Beni Culturali", or send an email if you know other details(years interested and others..) http://beniculturali.diocesi.bergamo.it/ or send an message http://beniculturali.diocesi.bergamo.it/contattaci.asp for info, and/or send an email to "Archivio di Stato di Bergamo" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org specifying your question
Good luck suanj