Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
TitleThe Ticino Swiss Immigration to California
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsQuinn, T
JournalSwiss American Historical Society Review
Pagination23-26, ill.
Date Published2011
ISBN Number0883-4814
Call NumberMKI Periodicals
KeywordsSwiss Americans -- California

Immigration from Ticino began in the middle 1850s; it is estimated that some 30,000 people, mainly men, were part of this migration. Ticino Swiss settled almost exclusively in California, and predominantly in rural parts of the state, pursuing work as dairy farmers or in vineyards.