Italian Surnames
I need help trying to figure out what the Italian spelling of 'YALLUM' is. There are no 'Ys' in the Italian alphabet, so I'm stuck. My Great-Grandparents came to the states in 1905 from Maierata, Italy (a small town/village in southern Italy). His name was Emanuel and her name was Anna. My Mom said that Emanuel had the Italian spelling put on his grave marker. After he died Anna had the spelling changed to the American spelling (YALLUM). I asked my Great-Aunt (Emanuel and Anna's daughter) if she knows the correct spelling, but she doesn't remember what it was (she was born in 1925 and the baby). She can't read Italian, but she can speak it. Can someone please help me out with this little problem? Thank you.
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You could try to write to Professor Antonino Cugliarihis adress:Via Marcello, 13 I-89843 Maierato
You expain your problem to him
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The spelling of the village is not MAIERATA but MAIERATO. It is situated near Vibo Valentia the main town of the province in Calabria region.
A surname Jallone existed as well. Two italians with this surname are listed in Ellis Island site. But their origin is not clear.
Apparently each year meeting between schoolboys and italian emigrants are organized at Maierato every year: this happened at least untill 2005.
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Italian names closest to this that I've found are Giallombardo and Iallorenzo. No names like Iallumo, Iallumi, as far as I can gather.
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Another surname Ialoma coming from Lucania region, no longer existing in Italy, is near to Yallum.
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What is the meaning of my last name D'Armiento?
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