Piazza Family from Vallelunga originating in Germany

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Piazza Family from Vallelunga originating in Germany

Post by piazza16428 » 11 Sep 2011, 16:40

I had a conversation a number of weeks ago from a relative that lives in California and he indicated that he remembered his grandfather talking about how his ancestors would have immigrated to Sicily from Germany. I was wondering if anyone else out there has heard stories or has received documentation regarding the individuals moving to Sicily in about the 1600's Any information that you are willing to share would be useful. (That would certainly explain some of the given names on our family tree such as Manfredo).

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Re: Piazza Family from Vallelunga originating in Germany

Post by pink67 » 11 Sep 2011, 17:30

Manfredo is a first name present especially in Sicily, it became a common first name in memory of the king Manfred of Sicily:


about the last name Piazza:


Piazza è molto comune in tutto il nord, nel napoletano ed in Sicilia, Piazzi è tipico dell'area che comprende il milanese, il bergamasco ed il cremonese in Lombardia, il Trentino Alto Adige, il veronese ed in Emiòia il bolognese ed il ferrarese, Piazzo, molto raro, ha un ceppo piemontese, nel torinese, cuneese ed astigiano, ed uno veneto nel vicentino e padovano, dovrebbero derivare dai molti toponimi, estremamente diffusi in tutt'Italia, contenenti la radice Piazza o Piazzo..

Piazza lastname is very common in all the north of Italy, in the Napoli area and in Sicily, Piazzi is tipical of the Milan, Bergamo and Cremona area, the Trentino Alto Adige region, the Verona area and in the Emilia Romagna region in the areas of Bologna and Ferrara. Piazzo is very rare it is present in the Piedmont region in the areas of Cuneo, Asti. It is present also in the Veneto region, Vicenza and Padova areas.
All these variations derive from the toponyms , extremely spreaded all over Italy, who contain the root Piazza or Piazzo. (Place in english)


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