Thursday, March 22, 2007

Franco Don Calo




Franco Don Calo (of an old Roman Jewish family claiming descent of Rabbi Kalonymous* the sage) speaking at a Shealtiel family reunion on the common Davidic ancestry of the two families.


*Legend has it that a member of the family -originating in Italy and Provence-was invited to settle in Germany by Charlemagne in 887 and is considered the progenitor of a large part of Ashkenazic Jewry see more here

A member of this family, Eugenio Calo is considered a national hero in Italy.

28 comments:

isaac said...

Hello,

Just curious- and unrelated:

My paternal lineage comes from a family in pre-unification Sienna: the surname is Abramo di Melchizzedek. Know anything about them? (My current surname, Congedo, comes about from our story of how this section of the family fled Sienna to Firenze). I haven't yet found this name (A'd'Melch...) in any genealogy lists.

Thank you kindly for your time,
Isaac Congedo

Ha-historion said...

Thanks for the comment Isaac,

I know nothing of this family but if I come across something, I will be sure to let you know.

Feel free to leave a contact e-mail at my e-mail address.

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