Jewish background of Caivano

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Jewish background of Caivano

Postby scorpione » 27 Dec 2008, 05:23

While travelling in Italy,three different curators at three different museums,told me since my name is Caivano,I might well be Jewish. Why would this be true if it is? Thanks

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Re: Jewish background of Caivano

Postby nazca » 27 Dec 2008, 09:48

Hi and happy new year,

Surname Caivano is tipical in Campania and Basilicata regions (south italy). There are two possible origin : the town of Caivano near Napoli (Neaples) in Campania or the ancient latin name (Cluvanius) of the Calvanico town near, Salerno (Campania Region). There are a lot of Claviano people in Picerno town, province of Potenza (Basilicata Region).
It is possible some jewish people take the surname from the town where they lived....

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I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).

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Re: Jewish background of Caivano

Postby PeterTimber » 27 Dec 2008, 14:52

Caivano is a listed Jewish surname of the current 20th century list of Jewish surnames in Italy. =Peter=

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Re: Jewish background of Caivano

Postby misbris » 27 Dec 2008, 15:52

This is an older thread you might be interested in.

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =7794.html

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Re: Jewish background of Caivano

Postby PeterTimber » 27 Dec 2008, 16:14

There is no caivano listed in the sephardic record but exists for the pre ww11 epoch. =Peter=


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