Sultana Family Research

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28th June 2009: Major UPDATE regarding the Origins of SULTANA with the discovery of surname conflict discovered by Godfrey Sultana, and further research discovery has found that majority of descendants in the Male line are of the Saguna line. Though Sultana name carried through due to a legacy from a grandfather which carried the name and lands given by the Grand Master of Malta to survive in the 16th century.

Last Update: 01-10-2013.

Reference: "Slavery in the Islands of Malta and Gozo, c1000-1812" by G.Wettinger, 2003, PEG Publishing.

Emirs of Karaman

The Origins of the Karamanids;

1. Ala ud-Din Shuja ud Din Halil Mirza Bey, Emir of Karaman, with issue.

1.1. Damad Ala ud-Din Ali, (killed 1397), Emir of Karaman, married to Princess Nafisa Khanum of the Ottoman Empire (d/o Sultan Murad1), with issue.

1.1.1. Nazir ud-Din Ghiyas ud-Din Muhammad II, (1397-1423), Emir of Karaman, married to Princess Inju Khanum of the Ottoman Empire, (d/o Sultan Mohammed I), with issue.

1.1.1.1. Damad Taj ud-Din Sarim ud-Din Ibrahim II, (d. 1467), Emir of Karaman, married 1426 to (Aunt) Princess Ilaldi Khanum of the Ottoman Empire, (d/o Dultana Mohemmad I), with issue.

1.1.1.1.1. Damad Musa Bey, Exiled to Egypt 1467, married with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.1. Damad Solimano bin Musa Bey, Captured into Slavery and settled in Rhodes Is then Malta. (1507-59). see below.

1.1.1.2. Damad Isa Bey, (d. 1437), married 1427 to (Aunt) Princess N. Khanum (d/o of Sultan Mohammed I of the Ottoman Empire).

1.1.1.3. Damad Bengi Ala ud-Din Ali II, Amir of Karaman, married 1426 to (Aunt) Princess Aisha Khanum (d/o Sultana Muhammed I of the Ottoman Empire).


1. SOLIMANO BIN MUSA (alias Saverio Sultana), from
Turkey (1507-59) A slave of several Grand Masters from Rhodes Island and in Malta under Grand Master de Homedes with great diligence was freed 1539 with a condition that he had to serve another six years. Upon release, the Grand Master had granted him some lands in Xaghra, Gozo for services rendered., married 1540 Matrice Gozo to Mustafa, an ex-slave from Turkey . Both become Christians upon Baptism. Solimano is a younger son of a Amir or Bey (Chief or Lord of a Chieftain/Clan) in Karaman, Turkey
1.1. Giovanni Soltana, (1540-92), married 1555 at Rabat, Gozo to Anna an ex-slave from Tunisia , with issue.

1.1.1. Maria Soltana, (1559-), married 1574 Matrice Gozo to Antonio Micallef, an Ex Slave of Ethopia, with issue.

1.1.1.1. (only child) Giulia Sultana Micallef, upon marriage part of her legacy was the lands given to her grand father and great grand father and both her spouse to take on the surname of Soltana to carry further the legacy given by the Grand Master de Homedes., Married 1587 Rabat Gozo to Nicola Savona "sives Sagona", with issue.
1.1.1.1.1. (First Marriage) Giovanni Soltana, married 1629 at Porto Salvo,
Valletta to Margherita Mintuf, with issue.
1.1.1.1.1.1. Agostino Soltana, married 1659 to Grazia Zarb, with issue.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Domenico Soltana, married 1692 to Caterina Cremona, with issue.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Pietro Sultana, married 1733 to Caterina Camilleri, with issue.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1. Francesco Sultana, married 1803 to Giovanna Vella., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.1.2. Giovanni Sultana., married 1692 at Casal Caccia, Gozo to Petronilla Attard., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.1.2.1. Alonsa Soltana., married 1713 at Casal Caccia, Gozo to Franco Greco.

1.1.1.1.1.2. Domenco Soltana., married 1663 to Maria Vella., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.2.1. Caterina Soltana., married 1692 to Michele Rapa.

1.1.1.1.1.2.2. Geronima Soltana., married 1690 to Giuseppe Xerri.

1.1.1.1.1.2.3. Ubaldesca Soltana., married 1685 to Damiano Borg.

1.1.1.1.1.3. Gio Maria Soltana., married 1679 to Maria Mercieca., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.1. Vittoria Soltana., married 1709 at Casal Caccia, Gozo to Felice Cordina.

1.1.1.1.1.3.2. Grazia Soltana., married 1711 at Casal Caccia, Gozo to Publio Tabone.

1.1.1.1.1.3.3. Stefano Soltana., married 1713 at Casal Caccia, Gozo to Orsola Attard., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.3.1. Lorenzo Sultana., married 1769 at Casal Caccia to Modesta Mili., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.3.1.1. Coronto Sultana., married 1790 at Casal Caccia to Aloisea Grech., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.3.1.2. Orsola Sultana., married 1790 at Casal Caccia to Salvatore Bajada.

1.1.1.1.1.3.3.1.3. Giuseppe Sultana., married 1792 at Casal Caccia to Maria Attard.

1.1.1.1.1.3.3.1.4. Francesco Sultana., married 1794 at Casal Caccia to Modesta Bonello.

1.1.1.1.1.3.3.1.5. Margherita Sultana., married 1801 at Casal Caccia to Giuseppe Azzopardi.

1.1.1.1.1.3.3.1.6. Giuseppa Sultana., married 1805 at Casal Caccia to Paolo Grech.

1.1.1.1.1.3.3.1.7. Leila Sultana., married 1798 at Casal Caccia to Angelo Grech.

1.1.1.1.1.3.3.1.8. Michele Sultana., married 1814 at Casal Caccia to Anna Rapa.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4. Giuseppe Sultana., married 1716 at Nadur, Gozo to Orsola Sayd., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.1. Gregorio Sultana., married 1755 at Casal Caccia to Maria Bonello., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.1.1. Gregory Sultana., married 1783 at Casal Caccia to Maria Borg.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.1.2. Angela Sultana., married 1791 at Casal Caccia to Michele Debrincat.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.1.3. Paolo Sultana., married 1795 at Casal Caccia to Rosaria Refalo.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.2. Angelo Sultana, married 1758 Gharb Gozo to Caterina Caruana, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.2.1. Salvatore Sultana, married 1795 Gharb Gozo to Giuseppa Cassar, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.2.1.1. Giuseppe Sultana, married 1837 Xewkija Gozo to Maddalena Magro, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.2.1.1.1. Angelo Sultana, married 1878 Rabat Gozo to Francesca Cassar, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.2.1.1.1.1. Salvatore Sultana, married 1924 Rabat Gozo to Maria Rosa Gatt, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.2.1.1.1.1.1. Angelo Sultana, married 1951 Victoria Gozo to Fortunata Schembri, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.2.2. Bernardo Sultana, married 1779 Nadur Gozo to Angela Tabone.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.2.3. Rosa Sultana, married 1774 Xaghra Gozo to Liberto Grech, Deputy Lieutenant of Xaghra, Gozo (1815 -1839).

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.3. Caterina Sultana, married 1739 to Agostino Bugeja, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.3.4.3.1. Maria Bugeja, married 1773 to Giuseppe Buttigieg.

1.1.1.1.1.3.5. Teresa Sultana, married 1718 Xaghra Gozo to Michele Farrugia.

1.1.1.1.1.4. Aloiseo sives Agostino Soltana., married 1679 to Alonsa Bigeni., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.4.1. Giuseppe Soltana., married 1711 at Casal Caccia, Gozo to Domenica Mifsud.

1.1.1.1.1.4.2. Grazia Soltana, married 1724 Xaghra Gozo to Bernardo Pace.

1.1.1.1.1.4.3. Angelo Soltana, married 1739 Xaghra Gozo to Caterina Grima, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.4.3.1. Modesta Soltana, married 1753 Xaghra Gozo to Francesco Vella, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.4.3.1.1. Orsola Vella, married 1786 Rabat Gozo to Daniele Xicluna.

1.1.1.1.1.5. Maruzza Soltana., married 1672 at Casal Caccia to Lorenzo Vella.

1.1.1.1.1.6. Gregorio Soltana, married 1663 at Casal Caccia to Angelica Gafa.

1.1.1.1.1.7. Caterina Soltana., married 1658 at Casal Caccia to Domenico Bartolo.

1.1.1.1.1.8. Matteolo Soltana, married 1666 Naxxar to Maria Bartolo.

1.1.1.1.1.9. Bernardo Soltana, married 1672 Birkirkara to Grazia Zarb, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.9.1. Giuseppe Soltana, married 1718 Zebbug Malta to Maria Gafa, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.9.1.1. Bernardo Sultana, married (1) 1761 Xaghra Gozo to Rosa Cassar, married (2) 1794 Xaghra Gozo to Francesca Attard, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.9.1.1.1. (First Marriage) Giuseppe Sultana, married 1784 Xewkija Gozo to Grazia Spiteri, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.9.1.1.1.1. Francesco Sultana, married 1808 Valletta to Rosa Cutajar, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.9.1.1.1.1.1. Maria Rosa Sultana, married 1832 Rabat Gozo to Tommaso Zammit.

1.1.1.1.1.9.2. Giovanni Sultana, married 1692 Xaghra Gozo to Petronilla Attard.

1.1.1.1.2.      Pietro Soltana., (1590-)., married 1627 at Casal Caccia to Valenza Mercieca., with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1. Giuseppe Soltana., married 1667 at Casal Caccia and Zurrico to Teresa Mizzi., with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.1. Salvatore Soltana., married 1703 at Casal Caccia to Grazia Zahra, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1. Giuseppe Sultana, married 1737 Nadur to Tomasica Mizzi, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1.1. Maria Sultana, married 1756 Matrice Gozo to Giuseppe Vella., with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1.1.1. Salvatore Vella, married 1778 Valletta to Anna Camilleri, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.1. Croisfissa Vella, dunm.

1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.2. Pasquale Vella.

1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.3. Giuseppe Vella, married in Gozo to Maria Xicluna, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.1.1.1.1.3.1. Anna Vella, married 1837 to Francesco Montanaro.

1.1.1.1.2.1.2. Pasquale Soltana., married 1705 at Casal Caccia to Teresa Spiteri.

1.1.1.1.2.1.3. Giovanni Soltana., married 1701 at Casal Caccia, Gozo to Petronilla Buhagiar.

1.1.1.1.2.1.4. Caterina Sultana, married 1669 Matrice Gozo to Andrea Portelli.

1.1.1.1.2.1.5. Grazia Sultana, married 1694 Matrice Gozo to Giuseppe Grech, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.5.1. Ferdinando Grech, married 1723 Matrice Gozo to Margarita Spiteri, with issue.

1.1.1.1.2.1.5.1.1. Giuseppe Grech, married 1745 Rabat Gozo to Geronima Azzopardi, with issue.

1.1.2. Stefano Soltana., (1572-), 'Monk', dunm.

1.1.3. Johanna Soltana., (1574-), 'Nun', dunm.

1.1.4. Romanza Soltana., (1575-)., Nun., dunm.

1.2. Fatima Soltana., (1541-73).

1.3. Angarao Soltana., (1543-64)., married 1560 at Rabat, Gozo to Lorenza Mifsud., with issue.

1.3.1. Giovanni Soltana., (1562-85)., married 1581 at Borgo., Malta to Mary Aquilina., with issue.

1.3.1.1. Angelo Soltana., (1583-1641)., migrated to Messina, Sicily., married 1604 at Messina, Sicily to Amelia Lo Perez., with issue.

1.3.1.1.1. Giovani Soltana., (Surname changed to Soltan) (1609-89), married 1636 at Messina, Sicily to Generosa dei Baroni Rosso.., with issue.

1.3.1.1.1.1. Rev. Angelo Soltan., (1637-1705)., Priest., dunm.

1.3.1.1.1.2. Rev. Antonio Soltan., (1638-57)., Priest., dunm.

1.3.1.1.1.3. Abbott. Carmelo Soltan., (1639-84)., dunm.

1.3.1.1.1.4. Amelia Soltan., (1641-1721)., married (1) 1659 at Messina to Nobile Enrico Rosso., married (2) 1674 at Messina to Barone Alessandro d’Aquila., married (3) 1683 at Messina to Captaino Gerhard von Miesen.

1.3.1.1.1.5. Antonia Soltan., (1642-1735)., Mother Superior of the Order of St Domenics in Catania, Sicily.

1.3.1.2. Leonara Soltana., (1585-1629)., married 1601 at Borgo., Malta to Tomaso Caruana.

1.3.1.3. Fabrizio Soltana, (Migrated to Monteleone, Sicily and moved back to Malta), married 1605 at San Paolo, Valletta to Argentina Ros.

1.3.1.4. Attilio Sultana, married 1604 Valletta to Cecilia Piantaniden.

1.3.1.5. Mauro Sultana, married 1610 Valletta to N Tis.

1.4. Isidore Soltana., (1544-79).

1.5. Maria Soltana., (1547-71).

1.6. Elvira Soltana., (1548-95).

1.7.  Pietro Soltana., (1549-56)., dunm.

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