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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. pa-VEH-zeh  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsPavesi

Meaning & History

Means "one from Pavia". Pavia is an Italian town located in Lombardy, northern Italy. It can also derive from pavese, a kind of big, Medieval shield.

Cesare Pavese (1908-1950) was an Italian novelist, poet, short story writer, translator, literary critic and essayist.
Added 12/20/2020 by Felie
Edited 12/23/2020 by HL