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Surname COLONNA

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:38 pm
by giorgio-gardino
Good morning to Community,

my name is Giorgio Gardino, I'm from Italy (ASTI town).

I did DDC Jewish JFDP test; the results show that without any doubt I match ancestral Jewish population.
In particular I am descending from #44 Hungarian - Ashkenazim (n=178) , Megapopulation Jewish Rank # 6.

I was interested to this test, because the surname of my mother is COLONNA. The Family COLONNA is an important Jewish family in Turin (Piemonte) during XVIII and XIX centuries. But most of them, in the past, abjured their faith by coercion.
I knew that COLONNA were Ashkenazim and not Sephardic.
This surname is most likely the modified latinization of the name of the city of provenience, COLONIA (Köln, in Germany).

Actually I'm following a personal genealogical historycal research on my ancestors, in order to reach the Jewish ancestor group.

I'm so happy the test confirmed my historical assumptions and my suspects on my mother's ancient origin.

Best regards!

Giorgio

Re: Surname COLONNA

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:05 am
by jakayj
Wonderful confirmation for you on your heritage. Sounds as if you're on the right path of discovery.

Happy we could help,

Jakay

Re: Surname COLONNA

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:14 am
by giorgio-gardino
Hello Jakay,

many thanks for your response.

I would appreciate a lot if you could help me; the actual problem is that I should consult some register of births in the town (near Asti) where my mother lived, but they are actually under restoration for months. I will be able to consult them on next spring.

My difficult work is due to going backward in the XVII and XVIII centuries, to discover some events or items that could show ancestors that were originally Jewish and then converted to Christianesim (marranos).
This research is awfully important for me.

If I 'll success to document this genealogic sequence, I have good probability to be easier recognized by the Rabbi in the Jewish community as a Jew.

Best things, Jakay!

Giorgio