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Posted 2006-04-19 19:00 (#36737 - in reply to #36722)
Subject: RE: Sarmatian Anthony Minghella



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Hello Nevertis,

Anthony Minghella's family are from Italy, well his father's side anyway.

That said I was trying to find a site about the Alans in Brittany and I came across some interesting sites.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alans

This site shows the Alans migration which includes Italy, Sicily and Sardinia.

Below are quotes from a Roman forum site


"The Notitia Dignitatum lists a range of praefecti Sarmatarum gentilium (prefects of Sarmatian tribesmen) in charge of barbarian settlers throughout Italy."

http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~halsteis/occ001.htm

"Where I live in north Italy near Venice there are a few small towns whose names (Sarmego, Sarmeola,...) some say come from "Sarmatian" due to settlements the romans organized in those areas that had de-populated"

So perhaps the Minghella family are descendants of a Sarmatian prefect.

The Notitia Dignitatum site has sheilds also and from what I can make out there were Alans also.

I am going to try to obtain the book about the Alans in the West as I am interested in the Alan/Breton connection.

Kind regards

Maureen











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