*0% of the Lertora surnamed persons currently reside in the Genova Province of the Liguria region. A few others are scattered thru out the remaining provinces of Liguria. Zoiagli is a town in the province of Genova and has postal code 16030. Peter
Cichero is a surname in the Ligurian region and predominantlyh in the Genova province. There is no word for Ciliyia as a name,place or thing. TGhere is, however, a town in the adjoingin region of Piemonte in the Cuneo province called Ciglie (pronounced in english as chill-yeh). It is a wild card I admit but its the best without seeing the document. If you wish you can e-mail a copy to me and perhaps I can dsicern something....By the way what is this for?? Peter
I was lucky enough to be contacted by a relative I didn't know existed. He had been in contact with an Aunt of mine whose Mother wrote to my relatives in Italy on a regular basis. Thankfully He wrote down the names of relatives during one particular visit as the documents were lost during a house move. I'm just looking up (with your help) the information he recorded so that I can write and hopefully make contact with other relatives.
This is what was emailed to me:
Sig Antonio Monteverde Ciliyia per Cichero Cichero Celesia Genoa Mothers cousin
Sig Luigi Lertora & Giuseppina Lertora San Colombano Certmoll Per San Martino. Cousins
ptimber wrote:So glad for you. Did you discover what chiliyia is?? Peter
I looked up per in my Italian dictionary and the rough translation which I though applicable was 'through'. I know that my g-g-g-grandfather came from San Martino in Bavaggi so it wasn't a suprise to find similar with the Lertoras. I could be putting 1 + 1 and getting 3 though. It's just so difficult getting any information at all from living relatives in Italy.
No idea what Ciliyia is I'm assuming it's a phonetic spelling of a town or village.