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Subject: TREGLIA
Author: chris clifford   (guest,
Date: April 6, 2006 at 10:55:15 AM
I am hoping for more defining information about the origins of my ancestral surname - TREGLIA. My ancestors of that name came from Alassio (160 yrs ago), but before that (up to 300 yrs ago)they may have come from southern central coastal Italy. There is even a town named Treglia. My limited understanding is that it may have something to do with the small fish - "triglia" - the red reef mullet that is common in the Mediterranean. Perhaps someone who is a fisherman, or sells fish or something. I'm also curious about the "glia" ending of many Italian surnames. What is the nature of that ending? Is it a regional feature? Does it have any special meaning?

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