Tag: Sicily

Sicilian Surnames – History and Onomatology [Luigi Mendola]

Sicilian Surname History and Onomatology This interesting article, found on the Best of Sicily Magazine website and written by Luigi Mendola, attempts to dispel a few myths while considering the origins and development of various surnames and how they originated in Sicily. It takes a bit of reading to fully focus on what he is […]

Italian Family History – Jewish Genealogy in Italy [Repost]

Jewish Genealogy This wonderfully informative site is an excellent starting point to researching your Jewish/Italian ancestry.  You’ll find everything from DNA information to former surnames of Jews by provinces such as Rome, Venice and Sicily. There are also plenty of resource links to explore.  Definitely worth checking it out!  For more Jewish names check out […]

Genealogy of the SOLIMELLA FAMILY: MALTA

While this family is from Malta they seem to have roots in Sicily so worth taken a look at.   Some very interesting genealogies  posted dating back to the 1300’s which are linked to several noble families such as Gatto, Aragona, and Ragusa to name a few.  The Noble Family of Solimella, who held in […]

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