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Southern Italy/ Roman Origin Questions
Posted by: Matt Lingo (ID *****1573) Date: April 06, 2007 at 16:35:41
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I can't confirm any of this with any degree of certainty. However, it is my understanding that the name Lingo is of Italian/Roman descent. In research, names ending in -o are most commonly derived from the southern portion of Italy. The Roman army pushed northward and with it were several soldiers who carried the surname of Lingo. There are reports of the Lingo name appearing in Exeter, England around 100 A.D. and then appearing again in the area around St. Andrews, Scotland a few hundred years later. The County Fife area in Scotland has several official documents that have signatures including the name Lingo or "Lingoch". Then Lingo's appear throughout Virginia nearest to the Chickahominy Valley area and spread throughout the U.S. beginning as early as the 1640's. What I would love to learn more about however is details around the early Italian/Roman beginnings. Since that's really our genetic root, it would be helpful to know more about that connection and if we have any existing ancestral lines still living in present day Italy!? If ANYONE has any details about this, I would love to know more. Viva the Lingo's!

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