History of an Italian community

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History of an Italian community

Postby kat7914 » 12 Aug 2010, 15:41

Does anyone know about Nicastro, Italy? I found many ancestors in Caraffa di Cantanzaro but I also find many from Nicastro and I am wondering, because the dates go way back to the 1700s, if possibly there was no Caraffa then or those from Nicastro could be related as well.

Just don't know how to find out.

Anyone know?

thanks,
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Re: History of an Italian community

Postby lindapirro27 » 14 Aug 2010, 13:55

maybe this will help you.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicastro

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Re: History of an Italian community

Postby kat7914 » 14 Aug 2010, 15:42

thanks so much. I'll check that out.

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Re: History of an Italian community

Postby PeterTimber » 14 Aug 2010, 20:34

NICASTRO is a Frazione of the Comune LAMEZIA TERME.
Go to www.tuttitalia.it/calabria/31-lamezia-terme

There are two Caraffa go to www.nonsolocap.it one is in RC and the other in CZ Province). click on caraffa and see above websites.

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Re: History of an Italian community

Postby kat7914 » 15 Aug 2010, 00:45

I didn't know there were two but my Grandfather's birth certificate and an aunt's birth certificate both said Caraffa di Cantanzaro. But I went to that web site and found it very interesting. Thank you,

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Re: History of an Italian community

Postby kat7914 » 15 Aug 2010, 00:55

What do they mean "jug"? In this example?

Catanzaro is a country jug Arbëresh (Italo-Albanian), founded during a major wave of migration, which occurred around 1448, by militias Shqipetare, Albanians came in the wake of Demetrius Reres and two sons Basil and George on the other side of the Ionian to help the King of Naples, Alfonso of Aragon. Demetrio, per i servigi prestati al re, fu nominato governatore della provincia di Reggio, ed il suo seguito, rimasto in Calabria, ha dato origine ai paesi attorno a Catanzaro (Andali, Arietta, Caraffa, Carfizzi, Gizzeria, Marcedusa, Pallagorio, S. Nicola Dell'Alto, Vena di Maida, Zangarona). Demetrius, for services rendered to the king, was appointed governor of the province of Reggio, and his followers, remained in Calabria, has led to countries around Catanzaro (Andali, Arietta, Jug, Carfizzi, Gizzeria, Marcedusa, Pallagorio S . Upper Nicola, Vena di Maida, Zangarona).


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