BillieDeKid wrote:I believe Lupo is the nickname for his line of Dovico's. Lupo means wolf. My personal family line has Bava's. To differentiate one of the families is listed (on all documents I've found) as Bava Cornacchio. Cornacchio means black bird. The other line of Bava's is listed only as Bava. I checked with a distant cousin in Italy and he confirmed that Cornacchio is the nickname.
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In actual fact cornacchia means 'crow', so it IS a black bird, but not a blackbird if you see what I mean....
A blackbird is called a MERLO (pron: mairlow)
While a cornacchio is a type of projectile - a bullet!