Jews of Sicily #general

Lowell Nigoff

At the time of the Inquisition in Spain and Italy were persecuted. Their last name was Nachman(spelling?). They changed their last names to Amato(father’s side) & Cunzolo(could be Cunzalo) on mother’s, fled to Sicily & converted to Catholicism.

When her mother’s father came to America, he changed the spelling to Consolo. The last names Amato & Cunzolo were traced back to Nachman.


Does anyone have any clues where to start the search? I am researching this for a friend.


Thank you, 

Lowell Nigoff

Lexington, KY


"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live as if there isn't and to die to find out that there is."


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