Gens-Italia – Short Overview Gens-Italia is an excellent site to use to see the distribution of your surname in Italy. Some of you might remember it as the site Susan Sarandon used in the April 2010 episode of Who do You Think You Are? to help her get started on researching her roots. While I […]
With the holiday season upon us I thought it would be nice to talk about some holiday inspired Italian names. Some names that come to mind are Natale (Christmas) Grazia (Grace) and Bifano (Epiphany). All have been used as first or surnames. A quick search on Searching the Enhanced Ellis Island Database in One Step […]
Today I’d like to just take a moment to remember those who perished during those horrific attacks on September 11th, 2001 and to honor those brave individuals who helped with rescue and clean up. Fifteen years ago today, terrorists sought to cripple one of the strongest countries in the world by destroying buildings and killing […]
Ever wonder what the top Italian Surnames were in the United States? Well no need to wonder anymore. Ross Hinds of Grinberg News has used the info taken from the 2014 U.S. Census and written a short article called Revealed: Most common Italian surnames in America in where he has included the the names and […]
Here is a list of some common foundling surnames which were often given to abandoned children prior to 1928. Children were often named by record keepers or officials in the town. However, sometimes wealthy members of the town or even those who accepted responsibly for the child (such as a god parent or guardian) were known to […]
I’m always looking for cool or informative articles about Italian Surnames so when I received an email this week from Larry Doig about his website Cool Last Names HQ I knew I had to feature it. This site features an article on not only Italian Last Names List: 100+ Most Common Italian Surnames but on […]
Wishing all our American friends and family a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend.