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help with italian surname

Postby tenby » 12 Jul 2008, 18:17

is there an italian surname for wilson i am doing a search for someone and the name they have given me is mary ann wilson born treste italy also john rule wilson born same place?



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Re: help with italian surname

Postby elba » 13 Jul 2008, 05:57

I checked the Pagine Bianche (talian White Pages phone book) for Wilson's in Trieste - there were none - BUT checking Veneto (the 'region') it showed 11 contacts with the name Wilson. Just click on this link.... there are TWO pages.
>Wilson - Veneto<

But having said that - there are more in Friuli - Venezia Giulia..... (and that's just two regions - so it looks as if it IS an established name)
>Friuli - Venezia Giulia<
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Re: help with italian surname

Postby Joannsalvo » 13 Jul 2008, 10:35

I have relatives through marriage who immigrated from Calabria whose last name was Guglielmelli but changed it to Williams upon arrival to the USA. I was lucky that my Aunt recalled that a cousin married a Williams so I checked census records. I did a search on my relative's maiden name and found a Williams on the same street.
It took me a while but I actually found the Guglielmelli/Williams family in MN.

Good Luck on your search.

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