Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pancheri family and Castel Altaguardia

Castel (castle) Altaguardia was built c. 13th century in the northwestern portion of Val di Non near its intersection with Val di Sole.  The castle was sacked during the Peasant Rebellion of 1407, and placed under seige during the Peaseant Revolt (“Rustic … Continue reading

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Surnames in Trentino

Surnames did not arise in Trentino until sometime during the early to mid 1500’s — moreso after the 1564 Council of Trent which ordered use of surnames for each individual.  Until the use of surnames, a person was generally known … Continue reading

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