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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : from the nickname and personal name Novello ‘new’, ‘young’. As a nickname it may have denoted a newcomer to an area, from a diminutive of nuovo ‘new’, or been used to distinguish the younger of two bearers of the same personal name in the same family; as a personal name it may have been bestowed on the youngest child.
  • Catalan (Novelló) : from a diminutive of Novell.

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