Friday, June 1, 2012

Sicilian Surnames

It's a new month. Time for a new issue of our online magazine. But one particular article isn't linked there...

It's amazing how many requests we get relating to various aspects of family history. Obviously, with hundreds of emails each week, on all kinds of subjects - some quite bizarre - we can't respond to many.

Sicilian descendants abroad often ask about surname origins. Onomastics, the study of surnames, is a field that often confuses genealogists. That is certainly the case here in Sicily where family names are based on the Sicilian language, in turn influenced by Greek, French and Arabic. So we've finally published an article on Sicilian surnames.

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