Winter 2002 - Year III, No. 18
In Over 1800 surnames appear in the 1898 essay by Nunzio Federico Faraglia for the Valle di Sangro in 1447. In this article ALL surnames, regardless of the place, were ordered alphabetically so that it may be easier to discover whether any surname already existed at the time.
In March 1443 King of Naples Alfonso I of Aragona ordered a tax reform, based on a per head tribute called "focatico" that required a census of all the families with their members. The only books left of that census seem to be one for the Valle di Sangro and another for Calabria Ulteriore. In this issue the article with all the "Heads of Families" in the various places.
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