JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: TEDESCO / TEDESCHI #general

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Sun, 27 Nov 2005 14:27:25 UTC, whitehorse777@...
(whitehorse777) opined:

My paternal grandmother parents originated >from Palermo.I have found, on
numerous sites, that the surname is Jewish in origin. Can anybody give
me any direction/guidance on where to search further.
Charles Wade
The name simply means "German" in Italian. Probably the family came to
Central or Southern Italy perceived as Germans, based on their speech
-- although that may have been any German dialect, including Yiddish
or even that spoken in Northern Italy.

Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel

ISMACH: >from Lomza Gubernia, Galicia, and Ukraina
HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania

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