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Origin of my family name

Post by Mardi » 04 Feb 2012, 15:36

I have been wondering about the origin of my Family name Calamusa.
Also, the meaning of Calamusa.

They originated from Calatafimi, Province of Trapani, Sicily. Family moved to Corleone, Province of Palermo, Sicily, where some of their children were born. Are there still any of them living in these Province's?

Any information would be appreciated.
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Post by Tessa78 » 04 Feb 2012, 19:32

Mardi wrote:I have been wondering about the origin of my Family name Calamusa.
Also, the meaning of Calamusa.

They originated from Calatafimi, Province of Trapani, Sicily. Family moved to Corleone, Province of Palermo, Sicily, where some of their children were born. Are there still any of them living in these Province's?

Any information would be appreciated.
Mardi
Use this site to see where the surname CALAMUSA is found in Italy today...
http://gens.labo.net/it/cognomi/genera.html

There are currently 25 listings of the name CALAMUSA in Calatafimi Segesta, Trapani in the Italian Phone Book...
http://www.paginebianche.it/ricerca?qs= ... a+%28TP%29

Help with letters to POTENTIAL relatives :-)
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... #relatives
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... etter.html

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Post by suanj » 04 Feb 2012, 21:27

I found that Calamusa is a surname of Trapani province;

CALAMUSA coming from Calamosus word; meaning: grove of reeds

source:
http://www.processionemisteritp.it/Supp ... icilia.pdf

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Post by Mardi » 04 Feb 2012, 22:22

Thank you Tessa for the web-sites....
Thank you suanj ..... lots of pages, if only I could read Italian. Have a cousins that does, will forward it to him.

We all wonder why there are not many Calamusa's around it Italy. A family member said, All the Calamusa's left Italy/Sicily all about the same time. That could be so true, because I have found them in many other states. Thank you both again for taking time to send me information.
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Post by EliseLaRocca » 04 Feb 2012, 22:53

if you look online there are diffrent sites that will translate a whole page from italian to english for you.

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