Type Surname (from occupation & from location)
Edit Status Status
Contributor Contrib.cutenose on 12/21/2015
Last Editor EditorMike C on 2/10/2020
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.