Cephala Diana surnames - what do they mean

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Cephala Diana surnames - what do they mean

Postby Andrew Palscoy » 01 Nov 2015, 23:23

Hello all,
I am 3/8 Italian, as 3 of my great-grandparents were born in New York to parents from a town called Cephala Diana, which I believe is in Sicily, though I am not sure.

These were their surnames, can someone please tell me what they mean
Gramarossa
Albian
Conciauro

Thank you,

Andy

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Re: Cephala Diana surnames - what do they mean

Postby carubia » 03 Nov 2015, 11:26

That's Cefalà Diana, in Palermo province (in Sicily).

All 3 of those unusual names are found in Palermo province. Probably fewer than 20 people in all of Italy currently have the surname Albian (mainly in Cefalà Diana), and Gramarossa isn't that much more common. There's one large cluster of Conciauro in Palermo, but it's not really found outside the province.

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Re: Cephala Diana surnames - what do they mean

Postby Andrew Palscoy » 14 Nov 2015, 05:26

carubia wrote:That's Cefalà Diana, in Palermo province (in Sicily).

All 3 of those unusual names are found in Palermo province. Probably fewer than 20 people in all of Italy currently have the surname Albian (mainly in Cefalà Diana), and Gramarossa isn't that much more common. There's one large cluster of Conciauro in Palermo, but it's not really found outside the province.

Thank you, but what do they mean?


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