Surname DeTora

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Surname DeTora

Post by demari18 » 26 Feb 2014, 14:45

I am wondering what the surname DeTora means. My husband and I visited the village where his grandfather was born last summer. The village was named Casale near Caianello, Caserta. We did see on a map there is a place called Tora further north than Casale. Would DeTora mean that originally the family came from Tora, Italy. Also while in Casale we visited a relative that lived on Via Casa DeTora. Is it common to name a street after a family? Thank you, demari

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Post by Italysearcher » 26 Feb 2014, 17:37

De Tora might indicate that the family was from the town of Tora, but back in the 1400's.
It was very common to name a country road for the family who lived on it. Via Casa De Tora would be the street of the house of the De Tora's.
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