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Re: Salvatore - Lopresti - Rochester, NY
Posted by: Jérémie lo Presti Date: July 14, 2001 at 08:17:08
In Reply to: Salvatore - Lopresti - Rochester, NY by salvatore apodaca of 51

The original spelling is "lo Presti" :"the priest", a name reserved for the families of rabbis."lo" is a prefix which was often derived from nicknames, but in the mid 19th century the prefix was widely attached to older names in sicil.

@+, Jérémie lp


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