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Ferretti , From Novi Ligure to Rome to America
Posted by: Massimo Ferretti Date: January 18, 2002 at 07:59:31
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Hi Im Massimo Ferretti , I live in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, my father was Mario Ferretti, famous sports comentator in Italy and then Santo Domingo and Guatemala.
He used to narrate the Giro a Italia wich is the most prestigiuos bycicle race in Italy, during Fausto Coppi days. Im talking 1930's and 40's.
He was born in Novi Ligure, if you want to search his name in internet he has a page where all the famous people from Novi Ligure are included, including Fausto Coppi.
We have recently renew contact with a half brother in rome wich is Claudio ferretti also sportive giornalist, and his family.
2 years a go I went to Italy and looked in the yellow pages for ferretti, only in Rome there were like tens of pages of Ferrettis so as you can see if we all come from a very Old steel worker , we are a big family now.
I tell you this because last names were used to be given regarding the job that you performed, so Ferretti comes from ferros , "Hierro in Spanish wich is also a Spanish Last name", I think is steel in English, so ferretti means like Steeler.

Ciao


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