TEDESCO surname in Italy #austria-czech #usa #holocaust


Frank Tedesco
 

I am trying to discover genealogical links in Italy and Sicily pertaining
to my family name Tedesco. Uncorroborated family lore pointed to
of Jewish heritage in Austria. I know of a Paul M. Tedesco, a Viennese Jew,
who taught Indo-Iranian linguistics at Princeton and Yale in the 1960s. My
paternal lineage was rather small and ostracized in Marsala, western Sicily.
Any clues are very welcome.

Frank Tedesco
Largo, Florida


Frayda
 

I remember learning years ago that the name 'Tedesco' was used in Italy and France in the middle ages to imply 'Jew' in a derogatory manner.


Enzo Falco
 

TEDESCO in Italian means German. My best guess is that immigrants to Italy from German speaking countries who did not have a last name, or did not want to continue with their original one, changed it. In my genealogy database, I have TEDESCO from the late 1700s, all probably born in northern Italy.

Enzo Falco
 
Belmont, Massachusetts
USA
 
"I am trying to discover genealogical links in Italy and Sicily pertaining
to my family name Tedesco. Uncorroborated family lore pointed to
of Jewish heritage in Austria.
 
 
Frank Tedesco
Largo, Florida
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
 

Tedesco isn't a name for a Jew, it is a word for German.  Teutons, in Italian.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Chana Bonn
 

Tedesco was also used, at least during the Renaissance, to designate, in Italian, that a composer was of German origin.  .


Joyce Field
 

To do research on Sephardic names in particular and Separdic genealogy in general, I can recommend two seminal books: Tagger and Kerem, Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Sources in Israel, and Malka, Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering your Sephardic Ancestors and their World.
Joyce Field
W. Lafayette, Indiana


Vernon Kronenberg
 

Here's a famous Florentine one for you
Cheers,
 
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ORZEL - Poland
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