Carnevale Family History
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Carnevale Name Meaning
Italian: from carnevale ‘festival’ (from carnelevare ‘fast’, literally ‘removal of meat’; it was the normal practice to have a riotous carnival before a period of solemn fast such as Lent, and this gradually acquired a greater significance than the fast itself and usurped the meaning of the word). This was sometimes used as a personal name (Italian Varnevale, also Carlevario; Latin Carnelevarius), probably bestowed on someone born at the time of a carnival, or a nickname for someone with a particularly festive spirit.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Barnicle, Reale, Cannella, Canepa, Cardello, Capelle, Canale