Taverna Family History
Taverna Name Meaning
metonymic occupational name for an innkeeper, from taverna ‘inn’, ‘tavern’. habitational name from any of the many places in southern Italy named with this word, in particular one in Catanzaro province. Possibly also a shortened form of Greek Tavernakis, Tavern(i)aris ‘tavernkeeper’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press