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Re: Family with Jewish connections in 16th century Wolston?
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 19 June 18 18:48 BST (UK) »
That is interesting! I've never been able to place my family in Sicily, but there's evidence to suggest that is where they originated. It's seems likely the names are variations of each other - and would be variations of a much older name, Todros. The Spanish link is also interesting because variations of those surnames appear in databases of Jewish names in medieval Spain; it would also fit with what I know about the history of Judaism in the region. I haven't been able to make any connection with my people though.

Have you done any research into your mother's family?

For Kateblogs ó I read w/ interest your family was originally Todero from Italy. My motherís maiden name is Todaro and her family is from Licata, Sicily. There are Todaros throughout Sicily and they are rumored to be of Spanish descent.

Do you think the Toderos and Todaros are one and the same? If so, do you have any additional information?
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