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CASTELVECCHIO folks

The village Church records span way back to the year 1638.  The little Church sits perched on the village and has magnificent views over the region.

From these early beginnings the surnames of the region were documented for us in the archives of the Catholic Church.

The most common of these surnames are well known to myself because they have not changed much over the last four hundred or so years.

Some of the earliest families documented I will list below.   These families would have also been linked to families in Barga, the main town of the region and also to the other mountain hamlets of Loppia, Sommocolonia, San Pietro in Campo,  Albiano and  Tiglio .

The folks from the surrounding villages would trade their wares, their cheeses, breads, mushrooms and the like and many would make their way to Barga to visit the local markets to exchange and buy their foods.

Quilietti as we know is not local to the region but unique and from Lucca, just further down the Serchio Valley.

The villages also had their own little mini census entries which also date back to the year 1638.

Some entries from 1638/1650 include the surnames  BRUCCIANI, CONTI, CASTELVECCHI, CAPRONI, CECCHINI, ARRIGHI, BERTOLINI, MARCHI, MOSCARDINI, LAZZARINI, BARTOLOMEO, NANNI, LUCCESE and SALENTE

It was common for cousins to marry and indeed they did many brothers and sisters marrying brothers and sisters.


3 Responses to “CASTELVECCHIO folks”

  1. Barbara Cecchini Braithwaite says:

    My ancestors came from Castervecchio Pascoli/Barga. My two grandfathers, Ralph Cecchini and Nicholas Marcucci were both fom Pascoli. The latter one was from Caproni next to the Church and the Pascoli home on the hill. My maternal grandmother, Theresa Tradotto was from Barga. My relatives are the Ilciocco owners in Castelvecchio.

    I have been there several times and absolutely love the area. Living in CHicago, IL is far different than the terrain in Italy. I am so proud of my heritage and would love to find out more about the history of my families.

    Hopefully you can enlighten me. Thank you

  2. Barbara Cecchini Braithwaite says:

    My ancestors came from Castervecchio Pascoli/Barga. My two grandfathers, Ralph Cecchini and Nicholas Marcucci were both fom Pascoli. The latter one was from Caproni next to the Church and the Pascoli home on the hill. My maternal grandmother, Theresa Tradotti was from Barga. My relatives are the Ilciocco owners in Castelvecchio.

    I have been there several times and absolutely love the area. Living in CHicago, IL is far different than the terrain in Italy. I am so proud of my heritage and would love to find out more about the history of my families.

    Hopefully you can enlighten me. Thank you

  3. Helen says:

    Wo, great to hear from you Barbara. You are just so lucky to be part of all of this, just as we are. We live in Edinburgh in Scotland and have returned from a family wedding in IlCiocco this year. It is a beautiful hotel and most of all it is wonderful just to sit and overlook the valley and see Barga. All of my own famiy left the area in the 1880s and beyond and any relations today from our Conti and Brucciani lines are unknown to us.

    We have Cecchini friends here in Edinburgh, and they are also from Barga. I work beside one of their descendants as well. Mauri Cecchini, who is her uncle, sent over the telephone box to Barga a few years ago and it sits there in the town today. I do not know however how I can help you with your quest. But if I can help you at all I will. You can e.mail me direct on quilietti@blueyonder.co.uk

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