My grandfather comes from Popoli, Amadeo Fontana, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1912. He has passed away but we keep all the old ways alive for our future generations. I would like to hear from anyone who recognizes the name, our family is very proud of our italian heritage.
David Joseph Fontana < fontana4040 fontana4040 cs >
Salt Lake City, Utah United States Of America
Niva Di Tommaso < nivadit nivadit msn >
Aliquippa, PA USA
A happy holiday season to all.
Great site, I will be visiting again soon.
De Prophetis, Gabriel < deprophetis shaw.ca">deprophetis shaw.ca>
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada
Gabriella Di Lorito < gdil inwind.it">gdil inwind.it>
Spoltore, Pescara Italia
This website keeps getting better and better.
To all my family and friends from Cansano. Send me an e-mail,
I would love to hear from you and anyone who carries the
name Di Giallonardo.
Ciao and all the best.
Luciano Di Giallonardo < Abruzzi33 Abruzzi33 AOL.COM>
Staten Island, New York U.S.A
Mac Colasimone < mcolasimone mcolasimone hotmail-dot-com>
London, Ontario CANADA
ANITA CAMPANA < acampana cscinfo.com">acampana cscinfo >
New York, Ny usa
ed a tutti gl'Italiani nel mondo!!!!!!!!!!
Middio < Nereto1 aol-dot-com>
Kenosha, Wisconsin USA
(un salutone ai San Demetrani sparsi per il mondo )
massimo pelliccione <massimopelliccione hotmail-dot-com>
Anthony Basti <AClassic Guy2>
Quakertown, New Jersey Hunderdon
(Luzio Nardone b.1878-d.1923 in Philadelphia) and Campobasso, Grandmother ( Rosaria D'Adamo b. 1878 -d. 1944 in Philadelphia.
I am just beginning to explore my roots, and enjoying it.
L.Barry Nardone < realtor323 realtor323 aol-dot-com>
Hollidaysburg, PA USA
CLAUDIO DI GIAMBERARDINO < cdgiamberardino cdgiamberardino cs >
COATESVILLE, P.A U.S.A
Merry Christmas and Happy new year.
Pescara, Abruzzo Italy
Thank you and happy searching!
Lisa Marie Donatelli Fochtman < Lisacpht Lisacpht hotmail-dot-com>
Loganville, GA USA
Maria D'Orazio < dmdorazio dmdorazio hotmail-dot-com>
Salute e prosperita'
Romeo Di Giallonardo < di.giall -verizon-dot-net">di.giall -verizon-dot-net>
New York, New York U.S.A.
Guido Teti < g.teti flashnet.it">g.teti flashnet.it>
Rose Dalanni-Hall < RHall63146 RHall63146 aol-dot-com>
St. Louis, Missouri United States of America
con l’acquolina in bocca per gli antichi ricordi culinari che emergono da questi versi, auguri a tutti Nino Berardi
di Luigia Garzarelli
LA VIGGIJE DI NATELE
La viggije di Natèle
diceve Mamma mè,
ma…zi magne assè.
Allicche a ecche
assagge a elle,
stiè sempre a ruminè,
Le bbone piatte
che zi pripareve
pe la viggije,
daveva resse 9:
- le fidiline
fatte ‘nghe la sardelle
lu pesce miste
‘mbrudette e fritte,
lu baccalà ‘mbanète,
le vruòcchele arifatte
‘nghe aije e pispagnuole,
di fasciuola rusce,
‘nghe l’aije ‘mbricchittète
arpiene d’uva passe
come se n’avisse sdijunète,
le caviciuna fritte
t’arfaceve la panze
e lu palète.
Frutte a n’abbundanze
da nu ponce calle,
Mò la viggije
nisciune le fè cchiù
accome jè na vòte!
ca z’à perve la usanze
vò mantenè – la linea -:
Queste è giuste!
na vòta l’anne
diceve Mamma mè,
ddije le cummanne!
Vi augure perciò
de putè fè ‘nfamije,
‘nghe nove pijatanze,
nino < berardi antonio berardi antonio tiscalinet.it>
nino < beniorto beniorto libero-dot-it>
After arrival in Brasil, my grandfather's name was changed to Brandini with no known reasons. He had an oncle who was priest. At their property they had a small church (capella). The family was known as the Family Della Capella.
I would be very glad if I could find some of my old relatives.
Adhemar Brandini < brandini solar.com.br">brandini solar.com.br>
Brasilia, DF Brasil
Buono NATALE e felice anno nuovo 2002 a tutti amici , cugini , zia , zio di PREZZA é di RAIANO e tutti citadini di PREZZA e di RAIANO
CIAO ! CIAO ! A presto ! Baci a tutti
Domenico RANTE < dominique.rante wanadoo.fr">dominique.rante wanadoo.fr>
Giovanni Mariano < giovanni.mariano giovanni.mariano tiscalinet.it>
Roma, Italia Cerveteri
Donna Dalanni < donnateddy2 Yahoo.com">donnateddy2 Yahoo >
Merry Christmas to all!
Rosanna DeSantis Boudreau < rboudreau thermo.com">rboudreau thermo >
Boston, MA USA
Raffaele W. Pisani < rwpcuus rwpcuus YAHOOdotCOM>
Wappingers Falls, New York USA
Rebecca Puglielli < beckypuglielli beckypuglielli hotmail-dot-com>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
My grandparents and their relatives left these towns between 1906 and 1924 for the USA. After 1924, their relatives went to Canada, Australia & Argentina. If this includes your ancestors, please contact me to be included in our family tree which to date contains 1267 members. The tree covers from the year 1700 to the present.
Thanks & Happy Holidays,
Miami Beach, FL USA
305 993 5023
eugene nero < enn51 att.net">enn51 att.net>
miami beach, Florida USA
loretta maria mancini-sacco
winnipeg, manitoba canada
Ida Fiore Rovere < Idro webtvdotnet">Idro webtv.net>
Voorhees,N.J.08043, New Jersey U.S.A.
Antonio Di Fiore < acdifiore rogers.com">acdifiore rogers >
Sebastiano Pasquini < sebpasq infinito.it">sebpasq infinito.it>
San Salvo Marina, CH Italy
Barbara Brown < bbrown682333 bbrown682333 home >
Baltimore, Maryland USA
Persia Giorgio < gdpersia gdpersia YAHOOdotCOM>
Clark, N J USA
Graziano Di Lizio,15/12/01.
Graziano < di.graziano di.graziano libero-dot-it>
Ripa Teatina, italia Abruzzo
Mis abuelos salieron de estos pueblos entre 1906 y 1924 para los USA. Despues de 1924, ellos que quedaron en Abruzzo y querian salir, tuvieron que irse a Argentina, Australia o Canada.
Favor de contactarme cuanto antes para poder incluyirse en nuestro arbol genealogico que ahora contiene 1267 familiares. Cubre los anos 1700 hasta el presente.
Muchisimas gracias--esperando noticiias suyas,
305 993 5023
Eugenio Nero < enn51 att.net">enn51 att.net>
NBV Miami Beach, Florida USA
sidney travaglini < travalini uol.com.br">travalini uol.com.br>
Bauru, São Paulo Brasil
Robert Urbani < urbstev urbstev YAHOOdotCOM>
Un gran saludo por el nuevo año, y Felices Fiestas!!!!
Norberto (un argentino con Sangre Italiana!)
Norberto Daniel Pellegrini < fmarcoiris arnet.com.ar">fmarcoiris arnet.com.ar>
Firmat, Santa Fe Argentina
My grandparents were Nazario and nicoletta Stefanelli. they had 3 children. My father, Vincenzo, a sister, Mary Staniscia, who emigrated to Argentina, and his brother, Pietro. I think some of Pietro's children are in Argentina. would like information on my cousins.
Mary Stefanelli Eichhorn < jmrrn bright.net">jmrrn bright.net>
Tiffin, Ohio USA
I am interested in locating any DiVincenzo or Falcone family from the area of Teraomo. My grandfather was Giovanni and his father's name was Berardo. Berardo DiVincenzo married Vincenzo Crisante.
I would like to hear from anyone with inf.
Bruce J. DiVincenzo < berardo991 berardo991 aol-dot-com>
Landenberg , Pa USA
nino < beniorto beniorto libero-dot-it>
bruno troiani < rentlow rentlow hotmail-dot-com>
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Si pueden ayudarme en algo, estoy atento.
Llegué a 1880 con un tal Humberto Scurzi, no sé más.
SCURZI Pablo Eduardo < kirishinkan radar.com.ar">kirishinkan radar.com.ar>
La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina
Janet DiPastena < jpastena jpastena aol-dot-com>
Salt Lake City, Utah USA
FULVIO NENNI < carver_12590 carver_12590 YAHOOdotCOM>
WAPPINGER FALLS, NEW YORK USA
Vincenzo James Tabilio < vjtabilio vjtabilio aol-dot-com>
Please help with any information you may have or please tell me where I can look for information on these family members.
Eduardo Mancini < mancini-em bol.com.br">mancini-em bol.com.br>
São Paulo, São Paulo Brasil
Marco Antonio Antoriano Ordoñez < Excelsiormaao Excelsiormaao hotmail-dot-com>
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Néstor J. Natale < nnatale cponline.org.ar">nnatale cponline.org.ar>
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dick Batiste < rbatiste rbatiste erols >
Paternal grandfather - Emidio Di Giorgio - born 1874, emigrated 1891 to Philadelphia reportedly with an older sibling who I have not been able to find information about. Emidio ended up in Erie, PA around 1900. Died Erie, PA in 1962. He married Marrieta Malagranto (unsure of spelling of name - this is listed on her father's gravesite and on the deed of the house they owned) in 1904 she was 16 at the time), whose father was Augusto Malagranto, and mother was Concetta Malagranto ( Concetta is believed to have died before 1900 as my grandfather used to say his wife Marietta was such a good wife and mother because she had been taking care of her father for several years while still attending school - we have no information on Concetta's maiden name). Augusto was born about 1857 and died in Erie, PA 1916 which is information taken from census and cemetary records. We know the Malagranto family was Italian, but we have been unable to find any connections with that name anywhere in Italy. My grandmother Marrieta died in 1923 after several years of serious illness. Records indicate that my grandfather, Emidio emigrated the same year as the Malagranto's, so it is my guess he traveled with them on the same ship. He was 16 or 17, and his future wife was only around 4 at the time they emigrated. My grandfather travelled around the country for 7 or 8 years before settling in Erie, PA, where the Malagranto's and many other Italians from Pennapiedimonte were living. The majority of the Pennapiedimonte natives who moved to Erie lived in the Northwest part of town in the 4th Ward, and the Malgranato's lived there, too. It was a very tight knit community and they even had a social club called the Pennapiedimonte Club (Penn Club) which during the 20's through the 40's was one of the top night spots in Erie!
I have been unable to find the ship they may have traveled on, since it is prior to the records at Ellis Island. The Malagranto's may have been from another part of Italy, though it is doubtful because my grandfather was a died in the wool Abruzzese, and my father talked about what a good Abruzzese cook his mother was.
My grandfather had a first cousin born the same year as he (1874), in Pennapiedimonte, who was named Emidio Di Giorgio, who emigrated to the US in 1900 or 1901 and also settled in Erie, PA, so there can be some confusion in the names.
My maternal grandfather was Domenico Giuliante, born in Pennap-iedimonte Dec 18, 1883 and emigrated via Ellis Island on the Citta Di Napoli, arriving April 22, 1906. He died in Erie, PA in 1956. He married my grandmother Sabia Di Bello born 1887, also from Pennapiedimonte shortly after she arrived at Ellis Island on the Duchessa di Genova on April 25, 1910. She died in 1970.
Following the rituals of Italy, the marriage between my mother and father was arranged by my maternal grandmother and paternal grandfather. It was the last one arranged by either of the families. By the timing of events, I suspect all of my grandparents also had arranged marriages. My grandfather often reminded me as a young boy that I had pure Abruzzese blood running in my veins, and to always be proud of that heritage. No one in my immediately family was interested in documenting our family history until I started doing it a few years ago. I recently purchased a book which documents all the heads of households in Pennapiedimonte in 1753, and was thrilled to find so many households of Di Giorgio, Giuliante, and Di Bello listed even back then. There are many other names I recognize as being common names of people I knew while growing up in Erie, PA. D'Ascanio, Carideo, Di Placido, Di Marco, Di Prinzio, Di Tulio, and Ramondi, to name a few. Unfortunately, no Malagranto.
I am primarily interested in locating the names of the parents of Emidio Di Giorgio, Domenico Giuliante, Sabia Di Bello, and to try to gather any basic information about the name Malagranto, or derivitives or other spellings of that name. Any help would be appreciated.
Bill DeGeorge < spicewud cvn.net">spicewud cvn.net>
Fairfield, PA USA
They came to Manhattan in 1897 and 1898 and years later moved to the Bronx, New York. I believe that Filippo's 2 brothers, Raffaele and Nicola, stayed in Italy. Raffaele was married to Giovina Mammarella and their children Teresa, Donato, and Alfredo came to the US. I don't know anything about Nicola.
I would be very happy to hear from or about other relatives. Please reply if you have any information.
Terri Salvitti Lerose < Terri.Lerose att.net">Terri.Lerose att.net>
Wilmington, NC USA
ANTHONY R GLAUDINO < anthony844 webtvdotnet">anthony844 webtv.net>
Commack, New York USA
Brenda Staub < brendaforart brendaforart earthlink >
Feasterville, Pa. USA
Margery Eramo < mjeesq att.net">mjeesq att.net>
Wakefield, MA USA
For those of you who have not been to Rocca Pia or anywhere in Abruzzi, take the time to go and visit
where it all started. It is truly spectacular.
Michael J. Rigazzi < m.rigazzi m.rigazzi sympatico-dot-ca>
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Melody < nativegypsy98 nls.net">nativegypsy98 nls.net>
Middletown, Ohio United States
Jolie Facciolini < immatalian immatalian hotmail-dot-com>
St. Louis, Missouri USA
If anyone could provide some of my family's history I would be very grateful.
Jonathan Zappi < Budge1 Budge1 sympatico-dot-ca>
Montreal, Quebec Canada
Joe Ascenzo < Jascenzo Jascenzo aol-dot-com>
Livingston, NJ USA
JUDY KREITZER < JAK BSN1.NET">JAK BSN1.NET>
BREWSTER, NEW YORK USA
Julia Parete < japarete japarete aol-dot-com>
Watkins Glen, NY USA
Benny J Mannella < bejoman ol.com">bejoman ol >
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224 United States
My grandparents were Aniceto or Antonio & Anna Rizza, the name was changed to Rizzo sometime in the mid 1910's.My father was Laurentino,he also went by Louis.His 2 brothers were I believe Virgil & John or Giovanni.My grandmothers maiden name was Ciavattella,I think she had several brothers,possible names, Nicola,Angelomaria,Daniele. My grandfather came to USA in 1905, my father came in 1913 and joined his father.They were first in Pittsburg,Pa. then later in Philadelphia Pa .My grandfather returned to Italy, I'm not sure when. My father married my mother in 1919, she was American from Charlotte,NC,and they lived there their whole lives,except for a while in Miami,Fl. My fathers 2 brothers settled in Philadelphia,but somehow over the yrs.lost contact. I came along late in my parents lives,my father was 51 when I was born. My father died in 1960.I have very old pictures of my grandparents &uncles.If anyone has any information please contact me at Rizzokid4given aol-dot-com.
I hope to make a trip to Pescara and Citta S'Angelo some day.
Linda Rizzo Poplin < Rizzokid4given Rizzokid4given aol-dot-com>
This is a great web site. Ciao tutti...........
Sandra < aussee59 aussee59 YAHOOdotCOM>
Perth, West Australia Australia
I'm brazilian and my great grandfather was born in Barisciano in 1885, and came alone to Brazil. His name was "Constantino Santavicca". I'd like to have more information about my origins and the family. I know that in Barisciano there are many "Santavicca", but here in Brazil only my family. I`d like to know if the surname has an armorial berings. One day I`ll be there in Barisciano. Ciao
MARCELO SANTAVICCA < mvicca uol.com.br">mvicca uol.com.br>
SAO PAULO, SAO PAULO BRAZIL
I am very happily married to John Di Millo, another Piasan.
We will continue to uphold the Abbruzze tradition and let the legacy live on!
Angela Pietrangelo-Di Millo < oaspidduch oaspidduch hotmail-dot-com>
Downsview, Ontario Canada