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Postby rmorda » 14 Feb 2007, 23:25

Hello All!

Over the past few days, I have found out some background information on some of my ancestors surnames, and was wondering if anyone had any connections to them.

According to my Great Uncle, my Great-Great Grandparents surnames are:

Spano and Neri, Calabrese and Tripotsi

Now, I'm not sure if Neri and Tripotsi are the right spelling. My Great Uncle is pretty old and speaks broken English.

It could be spelled Nari, or even Nerri, and Tripotsi could be Tripoti, or Tripote. I'm just going by the way he pronounced it.

Now, I should add that everyone from that side of my family is from Calabria, Italy.

I realize that Spano and Calabrese are very common surnames, but wouldn't everyone that had that surname share a common ancestory??

Any information you could give would be greatly appreciated!!

Thank You!!

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Re: Last Names

Postby vj » 15 Feb 2007, 00:03

Hi!
Welcome to the Forum
You asked earlier where some the records you see
on the site came from.
One of the best free sites is Ellis Island.
click here Ellis Island Search
Try plugging your surnames in and see what you get!
Please get back with us on how you did :wink:
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Re: Last Names

Postby barbalatte » 15 Feb 2007, 05:04

I pretty sure one of your last names are "Tripodi".
Spano, Calabrese and Neri sound right.

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Re: Last Names

Postby Michael31 » 15 Feb 2007, 05:45

www.paginebianche.it
Tripoti leave dove blank

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Postby nuccia » 15 Feb 2007, 07:13

Are you looking for anyone specifically with those last names? Spano is very common in Southern Italy (Reggio Calabria). As a matter of fact, I post a birth act not too long ago from a woman who I think was the daughter of a Spano...

Here's the thread..

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =5693.html
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Re: Last Names

Postby Incipit » 15 Feb 2007, 09:45

It's Tripodi for sure, take a look at the diffusion of the surname:
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Postby THEfanis » 02 Dec 2007, 21:46

hi spano and tripodi both south italian and greek propably from the colonization of south italy and sicily from greeks. do not forget in calabria they were speaking greek until 14th century. spano mean aman without beard and tripodi someone with three foots

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Postby nuccia » 02 Dec 2007, 21:50

Interesting! Thanks. 8)
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