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Origin of surname

Postby taylahillfasolo » 24 Feb 2011, 13:07

I recently visited Italy because my mum is Italian and our family told us about my Nonno's dad so my Great Nonno. And he left my Nonno's mum before my Nonno was born and we found out his surname was Silot. We have a photo of him and he doesn't look very Italian. Was wondering is 'Silot' even of Italian origin? Please help :) thanks

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Re: Origin of surname

Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Feb 2011, 13:22

Peg, ummmm... wrong thread?
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Re: Origin of surname

Postby maestra36 » 24 Feb 2011, 13:24

yes I know. I will delete the above once I paste and copy them

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Re: Origin of surname

Postby maestra36 » 24 Feb 2011, 13:30

taylahillfasolo wrote:I recently visited Italy because my mum is Italian and our family told us about my Nonno's dad so my Great Nonno. And he left my Nonno's mum before my Nonno was born and we found out his surname was Silot. We have a photo of him and he doesn't look very Italian. Was wondering is 'Silot' even of Italian origin? Please help :) thanks


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Re: Origin of surname

Postby maestra36 » 24 Feb 2011, 13:47

The surname Silot is listed in the following book:

Hispanic surnames and family history
By Lyman De Platt

on page 248

you can view this page at googlebooks.com

there is no other information about the surname given though

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Re: Origin of surname

Postby maestra36 » 24 Feb 2011, 13:56

something which may be of interest-

Liloan (Alternate spelling: Lilo-an) is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. Along its coastline, there is spot called Silot.

http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?t ... an%2C_Cebu

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Re: Origin of surname

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Feb 2011, 14:48

There are currently 7 listings in the Italian Phone Book for the surname "Silot."
Many of them are from the City of Sacile in the Province of Pordenone (Northeastern part of Italy).

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... =silot&dv=

Possible alternate spelling? Zilot (Slavic origins?)

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