Family Heritage question

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Family Heritage question

Postby pimpn_dude » 13 Apr 2006, 01:31

is there a website or something where i can find out my families hertiage and stuff? my grandfathers last name is Troia and i wanted to know anythin about that.

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Re: Family Heritage question

Postby jcsm400 » 13 Apr 2006, 02:28

We will need to know more about your grandfather to be able to help.

If you can answer these questions it will help.

Birth date or approx year of birth?
birth place?
Parent namesif known?
siblings?
Who he married? and when & where?
Where they lived?
Children? Dates of their births?

Waiting for reply........

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Re: Family Heritage question

Postby wldspirit » 13 Apr 2006, 07:49

Do you want to trace your family history.......or are you asking for the meaning of the name?
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Re: Family Heritage question

Postby pimpn_dude » 15 Apr 2006, 20:42

the meaning of the name, coat of arms stuff

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Re: Family Heritage question

Postby jcsm400 » 15 Apr 2006, 21:45

Name History and Origin for troia


First Name

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troia
Italian: of uncertain origin; most likely a habitational name from Troia in Foggia province, or alternatively nickname from troia ‘sow’.
Portuguese (Tróia): habitational name from any of various places so named.
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

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Re: Family Heritage question

Postby troia-buccini » 06 Sep 2009, 14:22

I was always told by my family on the Troia side that we were descended from the Greeks of Troy, hence Troy intalianated became Troi. And since we all know that every Italian name ends in an a or o, Troia sounded better.

The alternative is that someone or maybe more in the family, were the kind of people that resembled female sows, also named troia in Italian. They must have been gluttons, whores or just liked to roll in sh_t to garner that label... ha ha ha.

Good luck with your search... what was your grandfather's first name? Mine was Attilio Troia.

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Re: Family Heritage question

Postby fredoniapeaches » 09 Sep 2009, 19:16

also... just google it... put in (Name) meaning of or History of (name) family... stuff like that sometimes is actually really helpfull...


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