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Advice for an amateur?

Post by Laurenadi » 05 Feb 2011, 15:11

My family is descended from the Faa di Bruno nobles in Asti, Casale, and Alessandria as far back as 1588, when Giovanni Matteo Faa became the first ever Count of Bruno.
I was wondering what I could do to look further, past Giovanni in 1588? I've been told that my family is related to Egyptians, and that we settled in Italy sometime way before Giovanni was born. I'm trying to make a connection, to find who married whom, or if I am even Italian-Egyptian at all.
What do you think is the best option for me? Should I try contacting a historical society in Bruno to find how Giovanni came to settle in Bruno?
I'm really very new at this and would appreciate all the tips and advice as to how I should go about this.

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Re: Advice for an amateur?

Post by adelfio » 05 Feb 2011, 15:25

Sounds like you have done pretty good if you back to 1588 Ive studied books about early nobles in Italy it said alot of the nobles recorded there own family trees and are in the State Archives and libraries where they have lived I think it was called Libro d'Oro della Nobilta Italiana

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Re: Advice for an amateur?

Post by Michael31 » 09 Feb 2011, 20:34
John (Johnnie) Faa

google books
Bollettino della Società geografica italiana, Volume 17 By Società geografica italiana
Page 26
Faa di Bruno contessa Agnese, nata Huddleston (1873), Solero (Piemonte)

The Deseret weekly, Volume 46 By Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Page 789
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The most noted royal Gipsies of Scotland were King Anthonius Gawino, previously referred to, the Bailyows, afterwards the Baillies, and old King John Faw. Many members of the Faa family have attained wealth and political preferment in Scotland. The once wealthy Falls, merchants of Dunbar, are Gipsies. One of the Falls became a colonel in the British army. Another served a term in parliament. Hosts have been and are under-sheriffs and bailiffs. Lady Anstruther, wife of the late Sir John Anstruther, of Elie, was Jenny Faa, a Gipsy woman of great wit and beauty. These Falls or Faas, of Dunbar, are also connected by marriage with the great banking family of Coutts, widely known in America through the frequent social intelligence concerning the noted Baroness Burdette Coutts. While the celebrated poem, "The Gipsy Laddie" commemorates the abduction by the then Gipsy King, John Faa, in 1643, of Lady Casillis, wife of the Earl of Casillis, "a sullen and ill-tempered man, more given to theology than to ilka-day goodness," who was absent on a deputation to ratify the solemn league «nd covenant of that year at Westminster.

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Re: Advice for an amateur?

Post by Michael31 » 09 Feb 2011, 20:49
A history of the gipsies: with specimens of the gipsy language, ed., with ... By Walter Simson
234 - 238

Annuario della nobiltà italiana By Giovanni Battista di Crollalanza, Goffredo di Crollalanza, Aldo di Crollalanza

542 - 546

(Besid. Alessandria e Torino).
« (Consign. di Terrngia 1548). — Sign. di Bruno 3590; sign. di Fontanile. — Conti di Carentino. — March, di Bruno 1648. »
CS. vedi anno 1887.

ARMA: D'azzurro, a un mostro avente la testa, il busto e le mani da uomo, armato di elmo e corazza, e ali, zampe e piedi da drago, il tutto al naturale, sostenuto da un monte d' argento, movente dalla punta.
Luigi-Paolo-Giacinto- Alessandro-Innocenzo - Maria Faà, march, di Bruno, conte di Carentino, sign. di Fontanile, n. 30 die. 1843, magg. d' artigl. nella riserva del r. eserc. cav. della Cor. d'It., figlio del march. Alessandro-Carlo (n. 23 sett. 1809, $ 2 apr. 1891); spos
1872 a
?-'ofia, n , figlia del fa Alessandro conte Sormani-An
dreani dei conti di Missaglia. Nava, Brian»a, Furaagallo, Sarizza e Sarizzano, Tegnoue, Cagliano, Bestetto, Giovenzana, Cascina Panizzera e Campsirago o Cascina Veglio, patr. milan. e conte dell' Impero Austriaco, e della cont. Carolina nata nob. Verri dei conti di Iiucino e S. Pietro Donato e patr. milan. Figli: 1) March. Alessandro, n 1873.
2) Lodovico, n
3) Margherita, n
C'asìmiVo-Eugenio-Luigi-Alberto-Giacinto, n. 26 fcb. 1848.

/'aoh'na-Cristina-Maria-Teresa-Primitrva nata nob. Della
Chiesa dei conti di Cervignasco, n. 24 feb. 1827; si>os.
6 mar. 1843 al march. Alessandro Faà di Bruno ; ve-
dova 2 apr. 1891.
36 — (Stampato 20 Ottobre 1894)*

s 1. Giuseppe, n sacerdote.
2. Antonina, n ; spos. a .... nob. Appiani dei conti dì
Castelletto d' Ussone.
tj B. Antonino, (n , % ....); spos , ad
Adele, n 1813, figlia del fu Scipione nob. Matbis dei
conti di Cacciorna.
Figli: ft 1) Alfonso (n. in Alessandria 3 lug. 1S46, ftt in Rimini 29 lug. 1877); spos, 20 feb. 1873 a
Teresa, n. a Chambéry 22 sett. 1851, figlia dei furono
Felice Grnat e Teodosia nata G-ros; rimarit. a Giu-
seppe nob. dei conti Gloria (Torino).
Figli: (1) ^nù'csàio-Felice-Casimiro, n. a Torino 24

apr. 1874.
(2) Costanza, n. a Torino 8 gen. 1877.

2) Casimiro, n. a Torino 13 die. 1852, già s.-ten. di vascello nello stato magg.-gener. della r. marina : spos. 24 lug. 1880 a
Giovanna, n. a Castellamare 24 .ott. 1859, figlia di Giu-
lio Figarolo conte di Groppello, segret. di legaz. di
S. M. il Re di Sardegna nel regno delle Due-Sicilie,
e della cont. Maria-Anna nata cont. de Bray di
Steinburg, dama dell'Ord. di Teresa di Baviera. (To-
rino. Via Assietta, 33).
Figlie: (1) i/arì'a-Alfonsina-Giulia-Giuseppa, n. a

Torino 12 mag. 1881.
(2) Cristina, n. a Torino 26 mar. 1891.

3. Luisa, n ; spos a Luigi Lupi conte di Moìrano.
S 4. Emilio (n , i& nella battaglia navale di Lissa
20 lug. 1866), capit. di vascello nello stato magg.-gener. della r. marina; spos ad
Agnese nata Huddleston, n
Figlia: Camilla, n
5. Cristina, n ; spos ad Evaristo march. Del Carretto di Torre Bormida, vice-ammiraglio nello stato mag.-gener. della r. marina a riposo, gr.-uff. dell'Ora. Milit. di Savoia; vedova 26 apr. 1891.

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