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Porreca (Borrega) Families in Pescocostanzo

The Porreca (sometimes spelt as Borrega) appear in Pescocostanzo in the late 18th century. There is no Porreca in the Onciario of 1747, so the family must have come to Pescocostanzo after that date; all the individuals in the records descend from PORRECA Antonio / CAPALDO Rosa.

Etymology

The surname is uncertain as to its origin; it is recorded in Torricella Peligna already in 1447.

Heraldry

"Ancient noble family in Milan. Over the centuries various branches moved to other regions of Italy. Prospero Gaspare Porreca was given the title of Count of Nerviano on July 10, 1697 with the fiefdom of the place [...] (from Vittorio Spreti, Enciclopedia storico-nobiliare italiana, Vol. 5)

Famous members

  • Nicola Orazio Porreca was born on July 2 1843 in Pescocostanzo (Aq) from Antonio and Maria Le Donne. It became a Franciscan in 1859 with the name Quirico and in 1867 left for Buenos Aires, where he dedicated himself to his religious and social mission. He died on 25 april 1896, considered by all a saint.

Civil Records

  • PORRECA Alessio, born 1831.12.29 of PORRECA Eliodoro Biagio Leonardo, CASCIATO Anna Lucia -- more info: Civil records
  • PORRECA Angela, born 1843.01.06 of PORRECA Eliodoro Biagio Leonardo, CASCIATO Anna Lucia -- more info: Civil records
  • PORRECA Angela, born 1853.04.06 of PORRECA Pasquale Francesco, D'ONOFRIO Rosa Lucia -- more info: Civil records
  • PORRECA Angelo, born 1847.08.24 of PORRECA Antonio, LE DONNE Candida Maria -- more info: Civil records
  • PORRECA Antonio, born of PORRECA Eliodoro Biagio Leonardo, CASCIATO Anna Lucia -- married 1841.10.24 LE DONNE Candida Maria
  • PORRECA Carmina Rosa, born 1829.04.09 of PORRECA Eliodoro Biagio Leonardo, CASCIATO Anna Lucia -- married 1850.09.20 DE PETRIS Francesco
  • PORRECA Carmine, born 1829.04.09 of PORRECA Eliodoro Biagio Leonardo, CASCIATO Anna Lucia
  • PORRECA Carmine, born 1850.06.12 of PORRECA Antonio, LE DONNE Candida Maria
  • PORRECA Carmine, born 1857.04.07 of PORRECA Pasquale, GASBARRO Filomena Maria
  • PORRECA Dorotea Saturnina, born 1820.05.31 of PORRECA Vincenzo, DI NANZIO Margherita
  • PORRECA Eliodoro, born of PORRECA Antonio CAPALDO Rosa -- married 1809.10.04 CASCIATO Anna Lucia
  • PORRECA Felice, born 1850.07.13 of PORRECA Pasquale, D'ONOFRIO Lucia
  • PORRECA Filomena Francesca, born 1833.04.02 of PORRECA Eliodoro Biagio Leonardo, CASCIATO Anna Lucia
  • PORRECA Francesca Filomena, born 1826.06.08 of PORRECA Eliodoro Biagio Leonardo, CASCIATO Anna Lucia
  • PORRECA Francesco, born 1853.03.13 of PORRECA Antonio, LE DONNE Candida Maria
  • PORRECA Francesco, born 1855.04.17 of PORRECA Antonio, LE DONNE Candida Maria
  • PORRECA Francesco, born 1856.07.01 of PORRECA Antonio, LE DONNE Candida Maria
  • PORRECA Giovanni, born 1856.07.01 of PORRECA Antonio, LE DONNE Candida Maria
  • PORRECA Guglielmo, born 1864.04.07 of PORRECA Pasquale Francesco, GASBARRO Maria Antonia
  • PORRECA Loreta, born 1858.09.22 of PORRECA Antonio, LE DONNE Candida Maria
  • PORRECA Loreta, born 1860.11. 22 of PORRECA Antonio, LE DONNE Candida Maria
  • PORRECA Lucia, born 1825.07.02 of PORRECA Vincenzo, DI NANZIO Margherita
  • PORRECA Maria, born 1851.09.17 of PORRECA Pasquale Francesco, D'ONOFRIO Lucia
  • PORRECA Maria, born 1858.07.22 of PORRECA Pasquale Francesco, GASBARRO Maria Antonia
  • PORRECA Nicola Orazio, born 1843.07.02 of PORRECA Antonio, LE DONNE Candida Maria -- married -- died 1896.04.25 -- more info: 1859 became a Dominican friar as Padre Quirico. Left for Buenos Aires on 12 August 1867 and worked in the mission of Rio Cuarto. He died on 25 april 1896.
  • PORRECA Pasquale Francesco, born 1823.01.06 of PORRECA Eliodoro Biagio Leonardo, CASCIATO Anna Lucia -- married 1849.08.02 D'ONOFRIO Lucia Rosa
  • PORRECA Raffaele Donato, born 1820.06.04 of PORRECA Eliodoro Biagio Leonardo, CASCIATO Anna Lucia
  • PORRECA Vincenzo, born of PORRECA Antonio, CAPALDO Rosa -- married 1813.11.17 DI NUNZIO Margarita
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