Torcaso and Grandinetti Families of Platania

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Torcaso and Grandinetti Families of Platania

Postby rrtrrt95603 » 12 Sep 2009, 16:37

I understand there are/were three NOT closely related Torcaso families in/about Platania, Calabria. I have been told these were grouped in the Cugnio, Hoffo and Peppazo clans. I think the clan I am interested in is the Peppazo clan. I am not sure if that is one word or two. "My" Torcaso family was married with the Grandinetti family and more narrowly part of the family lives in Pennsylvania, USA. The earliest people I have are Michael Angelo and Maria Torcaso. One of their children Angelo was born in 1886 in Platania and died in 1976 in Pennsylvania. This Angelo married Rose Grandinetti (1894-1982) who was the daughter of Francesco Grandinetti. I have photos of this couple.
I would very much like info on:
What do the clan names mean?
Ancestry of Michael Angelo Torcaso?
Ancestry of Franceso Grandinetti?

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Re: Torcaso and Grandinetti Families of Platania

Postby PeterTimber » 12 Sep 2009, 16:55

Family surnames are based upon the Husband and the family may be part of an extended family of parents,brothers,sisters, Aunts and Uncles, nieces and nephews if this is what you mean by your reference to "clan".

May I suggest you read the brief website on how to do your own Italian Genealogy Research so that you will be familiar with the subject so that when asking questions you can be as specific as you wish and enjoy more of your family genealogy.

www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/fr ... earch.html

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Re: Torcaso and Grandinetti Families of Platania

Postby rrtrrt95603 » 12 Sep 2009, 19:09

Thank you for the reference - which I have read.
I do understand that surnames do follow the Husband but it has been told to me by a man living in Italy that there may be some cases such as the marriage/offspring of 2nd, 3rd, etc., sons of minor Italian nobility ( such as Barons ) that may result in children assuming the Wife's surname.
Again I am interested in persons with knowledge of the Torcaso and Grandinetti families in the Platania region of Calabria.
Thanks Again

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Re: Torcaso and Grandinetti Families of Platania

Postby brunuzzu » 30 Aug 2010, 08:05

Hi, I'm Bruno and I live to Platania...
I can help you to found information about your family. The meaning of your clan is not very important, but is most important to understand at what of this clan you are interested. Sometimes the meaning of the clan is relied to the job of people that are in the clan, to a word that people say always, to a behavior of people and so on, to his terrain, money, houses,. If we know more information on the job, behavior, if they have most terrain or houses (only here), of people of that you are interested, we can help you more easily. I will provide to bring this post on Facebook for try to found more information...I hope in some answer from people of my town. Sorry for my no good english...if you'll write in italian, next time will be more easily that people answer to your questions...(you can use even Google translator)...


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