I am interested in the roots of my family.
We are currently called Schwartz. We can form Austria (Galicia).
BUT, we came to Galicia >from Milan where we were called Negri. Currently
there is a Milano Negri family that claims not to have Jewish roots.
Before Milano we were in Spain where, I am told we were also called
Negri. I have heard two stories: one that we came form mid Spain, near
Navarre, the other that we came >from Valencia.
I know that the Valencia Negris migrates, some to Italy (probably to
Longhorn) others to the Middle east where they became Balascio or
Valenscio if they were light skinned or Swade ( arabic for Black) if they
were light skinned. Some Negris also went to Brazil or Turkey.
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