2 German(?) surnames, 1 Italian
Looking for the origin of these two, which I think are German:BavajDannenfeldtAnd Italian, I think > PassalacquaElinor

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Thank you both, your replies were really helpful :)
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Both Bavai and Bavaj exists in Italy: in the Centre of Italy.
But the real origin is not clear: it could be an italianization of a french surname Bavay as well.
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The french surname Bavay comes from a french name of a place: Bavay.
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You'll find the origin of Passalacqua at http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Passalacqua-family-history.ashx and Dannenfeldt at http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Dannen-family-history.ashx. Bavaj/Bavai seems to be Italian rather than German but it's very rare and I have no idea of its etymology.
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