\"Clan names\"

Are you looking for an Italian surname? Do you need more information about your family heritage?
This is the right place to start your genealogy search.
3 posts • Page 1 of 1

\"Clan names\"

Postby pezzer66 » 30 Dec 2002, 07:41

I was wondering what is the significance of clan names. My surname is Pesavento and my ancestors came from Asiago. A lot of the Pesaventos from Asiago migrated to the town I grew up in in Illinois. We have 2 different clan names in this town alone. My family is the \"Nes\" clan...my grandfather was always called \"Tony Nes\" because of this. I have heard from Pesaventos throughout the States who have different clan names like Sten or Zowza. I have heard in there are different ones in Asiago too. <BR>Were these names just a way to distinguish between the different families? How did they choose the names? <BR>If anyone knows...please help! <BR> Tony
User avatar
pezzer66
Newbie
Newbie
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 28 Dec 2002, 01:00
Location: Joliet, Illinois USA

\"Clan names\"

Postby ptimber » 30 Dec 2002, 16:14

From what I can gather the clan name NES is attributed to the Pesavento surname in Asiago because they come from a neighborhodd in Asiago known as \"Bosco\" (means woods,glen forest etc). If you wish to pursue this matter may I suggest you research the matter through www.tiscali.it which is in Italian, or perhaps, www.google.com which is in english for any pertinent information. Yoiu can always write to the Asiago town fathersd and ask them as well. Go to www.comuni.it for Asiago. Peter
ptimber
Master
Master
 
Posts: 5198
Joined: 01 Jan 1970, 02:00
Location: ny

\"Clan names\"

Postby pezzer66 » 02 Jan 2003, 04:38

Thanks
User avatar
pezzer66
Newbie
Newbie
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 28 Dec 2002, 01:00
Location: Joliet, Illinois USA


3 posts • Page 1 of 1

Return to Italian Genealogy

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 10 guests

Copyright © 2014. www.ItalianGenealogy.com.