Integration—Marriages, Family, and Legacy

  • Niccolò Fattori
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Migration History book series (PSMH)


The chapter examines the last stages of the migrants’ lives in Ancona, looking at how they dealt with the transmission of their legacy. It analyses their marriage patterns, and how they were influenced by social status and provenance. It then looks at the lives of some individuals who were second- or third-generation migrants. Finally, an analysis of their last wills shows how the Greeks lived their status as foreigners and migrants in different ways. The chapter ends with an assessment of the different possible outcomes of individual integration into the host society.


Legacy Last wills Marriage Integration Second generations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niccolò Fattori
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  1. 1.Independent ScholarTwickenhamUK

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