Some of them could be Judean
Until the 16th century the predominant language in southern Calabria was Greek. These kids are from Cosenza, right?
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It has been estimated that prior to the Inquisition, at least forty per cent of the combined population of Calabria and Sicily was Jewish. In fact, in dozens of small towns and villages throughout Calabria and Sicily, interesting remnants of Jewish life remain to this day. Historians have discovered indications of a thriving Jewish presence in the "quartiere" in major cities and the "via giudecca" in smaller towns and communities.
There would have also been allot of Carthaginian, Phonecian, Roman Slave trade, and Arab blood.
Phonecian and Carthaginean influence would not be insignificant.
Lastly there would have been allot of Slaves shipped up from North Africa and the Middle East in Roman times that are now within your genepool.
That link is unsourced.
Intermarriage with Christians was not unusual in Sicily. Jewish temples were founded in Sicily's port cities (Palermo, Messina, Syracuse) around the same time that the first Christian churches were openly established.
The exact number of Jews in Sicily at the time of expulsion is not certain, However, some have put the number of Jewish refugees at 36,000. Also, in 1492, it is known the Jewish populations of Palermo, Messina and several other cities were considerable, and that there were Giudeccas, or Jewish settlements, in over 50 places in Sicily, ranging in a population from 350 to 5000. At their height, Jewish Sicilians probably constituted from five to eight percent of the island's population.
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That link contradicts your previous statement.
Anyway Jews settled in all Europe.At their height, Jewish Sicilians probably constituted from five to eight percent of the island's population
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