Last name Curaba, Curabba

Last name Curaba, Curabba

Curaba is a surname derived from the Arabic term ' gurab ' = corvo = crow. While it derives from Arabic, this does not mean that the bearers of this surname are of this origin, research shows that Italian toponymy is deeply pierced by the Arabic language. Even many names or nicknames of Latin and Greek origin underwent transformations due to their influence.

The word cuervo as a surname is found throughout Italy, with variants and derivatives since cuervo in Latin is 'corvus', while in German it is 'rabe'. The use of the name corvo or raven as a surname, could have its origin in Norse mythology, which considered it a sacred animal.

But it could also be a zoonym, that is, a nickname derived from some characteristics of the behavior of this animal, associated with the head of a family: thief. The crow, like the magpie, in popular custom are considered food thieves.

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