The Tedesco surname comes from the Italian word "tedesco," meaning "German," from the Old High German word "diutisc." As such, the name meant "one of
Jews in Italy. The name Tedeschi is the plural form of Tedesco.
(Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea where someone of the name of Cau is said to have come to Italy with the House of Hohenstaufen Dynasty from Swabia (in
from 1194 to 1197.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tedesco research.Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1434, 1440, 1573, 1616, 1666, and 1674 are included under the topic Early Tedesco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was Riccardo Tedesco, who was granted a lordship of castles in Palermo and Santo Basilio; as well as a Nicolo Tedesco, who was Archbishop of Palermo (1434-1440)... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tedesco Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.