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BAIADA ancestry

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David Salvia (View posts)
Posted: 8 Jun 2001 2:57AM GMT
Hi Nicole,

I wondered about that J in Italian records, but there were other names like Mannoja and Ajello (though some of the records read Mannoia and Aiello). The records I'm reading from Sicily have other Spanish surnames like Martinez and Rodriguez.

If you want to email me:

There are 8 Bajata's listed in the Sicilian phone book...The earliest Bajata that I've heard of was in Malta in the 1730's. I've never done a search in any Spanish records, but I can give it a try.

I went to a few online translators and found:

baiata means shouting in Italian.
bajada means slope or descent, minimum (taxi fare) and down, in Spanish.

The earliest of my ancestors' from Sicily arrived in the US about 1900.


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Bajata Nicole 1 Jun 2001 2:01AM GMT 
David Salvia 8 Jun 2001 8:57AM GMT 
Nicole 11 Jun 2001 2:28PM GMT 
James Bianco 25 Sep 2006 6:32PM GMT 
James Bianco 25 Sep 2006 6:35PM GMT 
James Bianco 29 Sep 2006 5:50PM GMT 
sbajada 5 Jan 2003 12:30AM GMT 
David Salvia 24 Jan 2003 10:49PM GMT 
Steve Bajada 25 Jan 2003 10:53PM GMT 
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