Scala/Ranieri (sp?)

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Scala/Ranieri (sp?)

Postby Katherine_S » 07 Nov 2014, 18:50

Hello,

My father, surname Scala, is from Sora and his mother was a Ranieri. I am looking to do extensive research into both Scala and Ranieri ancestry (though Scala is such a common name that may be a challenge).

I do know that my grandmother's family was wealthy, I believe they were in agriculture or farmland.

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Re: Scala/Ranieri (sp?)

Postby adelfio » 08 Nov 2014, 01:21

Where did the family settle in the US? What were his grandparents names?
Ranieri and Scala are very popular surnames in the Rome area

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Re: Scala/Ranieri (sp?)

Postby Anizio » 08 Nov 2014, 05:56

Ranieri is a very common surname, so common that it is likely it arose in different places independently.

Sora is very close to Abruzzo, if your Ranieri family traces back to Abruzzo let me know, I have a Ranieri branch in my tree starting starting around 1800 back.

Scala is slightly less common than that, but not by much, and without a doubt is 4 times more common in Campania than anywhere else
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Re: Scala/Ranieri (sp?)

Postby PeterTimber » 08 Nov 2014, 18:42

Ancestry.com (http://www.ancientfaces.com) has complete family surname records for both Scala and Ranieri which may complete your research objectives for those surnames in Sora. Peter
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