Red hair in the Veneto area

As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
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Celinebc
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Red hair in the Veneto area

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I was always told that it was common for people to have red hair in the Veneto area and didn't really think much of it. After reading some of your articles (I am learning quite a lot!) I understand that the Celts invaded Northern Italy, so I guess my tree will be getting even more diversified. my grandma and her father had red hair, they were from Vertova, I don't know very much about that branch. The last names of great grandpa's parents were Bernini and Moroni, which I believe are common Italian last names so I don't think it gives me any other clues for the origin of their red hair.

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Re: Red hair in the Veneto area

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You could look at surname maps:
https://www.surnamesinitaly.com/lastnam ... s-map.html

Red hair is not that common in Italy but even some Sicilians have it.
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I just checked thank you for the link: most people with these last names live in Lombardia.
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Also in the north, one-time kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia.
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Red and blonde hair and blue eyes in my family from Soragna...outside of Parma.
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My hair was chestnut. My fathers was auburn. I have hazel eyes, green/brown as were my fathers.

There is a mix. I have family with very dark, black hair but with blue eyes. Sometimes rather piercing.

Conversely, some with dark blonde hair and light brown eyes.



All from the north.
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