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aroldo gonzales longoria March 22, 2012

Longoria surname came from two names –longo and rio.THE LONGO FAMILY ORIGINATED BETWEEN MARCHA AND ROME IN ITALY. THE RIO FAMILY LATER MARRIED INTO THE LONGO FAMILY. The merging of the names was done in southern france and northern spain that,s when they mixed with the keltics and the O was changed to an A .

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  • garth tuttle

    June 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm


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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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