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Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 03:19:44 (CST)

Have been searching far and wide for natural paternal line, which I'm not certain of because I was adopted. Father's name was Longo, probably from Sicily and came to U.S. around 1935. Please let me know if you have any information Thank you very much.
Francine Longo
montauk, new york US

Monday, November 21, 2005 at 03:50:58 (CST)

Ciao,
Riscrivo perché ho sbagliato il mio cognome e per riscrivere tutto in inglese (se ci riesco).
My name is Adolfo D'Arcangelo, my grandfather Antonio Granchelli was born in Civitella Casanova - Pescara - Italy.
Some its relatives are immigrate to you in America.
It would make it appeal to me to communicate with their sons and grandsons.
Ciao.
Adolfo D'Arcangelo
Montesilvano, Italy Pescara

Monday, November 21, 2005 at 03:44:00 (CST)

Hi,
Mi chiamo Adolfo D'Arcangelo, mio nonno Antonio Granchelli era di Civitella Casanova - Pescara - Italy.
Alcuni suoi parenti sono immigrati in America.
Mi farebbe piacere contattarli.
Grazie.
Adolfo D'Arcengelo
Montesilvano, Italy Pescara

Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 18:20:31 (CST)

I'm looking for information on a deadly tragic car accident involving Luigi Silvestri. The accident happened in Toronto, ON on 11/18 or 11/19. Any information would be helpful to me and my family.
Lora
Illinois US

Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 15:20:31 (CST)

Hello from Luxembourg
ET
TIBERI EDOARDO
Niederkorn, Differdange Luxembourg

Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 21:52:16 (CST)

My Grandparents (Gregorio Pignetti and Teresa Torelli) were both from Colledimacine. I have been fortunate enough to speak Italian, travel to Italy and more importantly to visit my Father's cousins and their families in Colledimacine (several times).

The Pignetti and Delli Pizzi families were so gracious to me in my visits, they don't know how much I appreciate it. I cannot wait until I tell my young son about his Italian ancestry!!

-Italian to the very soul!!!

Thanks,

Chris Pignetti - Sunrise, Florida USA
Christopher Pignetti
Sunrise, Florida USA

Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 09:35:56 (CST)

To all Italians around the world.... Hi.
We are a great nation and I am proud to be Italian
Evwn thoug I was last in Italy in 1967 I feal very stong about my Italian roots.and I an certain that all Italians feel the same. I came from Colli A Volturno
regards to one and all
Domenico (Dino) Andreucci
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Friday, November 11, 2005 at 17:00:24 (CST)

un grande bacio a tutti gli abruzzesi fuori e dentro l'Italia e come il detto siete e rimanete forte e gentile perche' dobbiamo amare il nostro paese da lontano e da vicino, perche' l'Abruzzo e l'Italia sono rock un grande abbraccio Maciste da N.Y. ciao
Renzo Gagliardi
New York, NY Stati Uniti

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 16:37:24 (CST)

Quote from www.divirgilio-dot-it
L’ORIGINE DEL COGNOME DI VIRGILIO
Il cognome italiano DIVIRGILIO ha origini incerte. In inglese coincide con la parola latina VIRGO cioè VERGINE.

È probabile che questo cognome avesse più un significato di tipo “soprannome”, per qualcuno che fosse solito recitare il ruolo della Vergine Maria in alcune rappresentazioni.Poteva essere inoltre anche un soprannome per persone molto timide, o ironicamente, per altre dichiaratamente libertine.A causa della depressione nel sud dell’Italia, molti nel sec. XIX emigravano verso il “Nuovo Mondo”.
L’esodo iniziò verso il Brasile per espandersi poi in altre direzioni.
Negli Stati Uniti, grazie alla crescita dell’economia, cresceva sempre di più il numero degli immigrati italiani.Durante il dopo guerra più di un quarto degli Italiani lasciarono il paese verso una nuova vita.
L’origine del cognome rimane comunque non molto chiara.
Alcuni rimanevano come retaggi medievali, altri per ereditarietà, cosa molto in uso nel sec. X, nella Repubblica di Venezia.
Le tipiche terminazioni dei cognomi italiani sono “i” e “o”. la prima si riferisce più spesso ai cognomi di origine settentrionale, la seconda a quelli di origine meridionale.

Publius Virgilius Maro, VIRGILIO, fu poeta romano nato nella Gola Cisalpina e suo padre era un piccolo proprietario terriero. Fu mandato a frequentare la scuola a Cremona e poi a Milano. All’età di sedici anni fu mandato a Roma a studiare Retorica e Filosofia. I suoi possedimenti divennero però parte dei terreni confiscati tutt’intorno all’Italia.
A causa di tale perdita ricevette dal governo a Roma, un ampio compenso, che egli accettò con grande gioia. Egli divenne uno dei più grandi poeti di Corte.
ARALDO: Azzurro su “V” capovolta tra tre gigli inclinati nella parte superiore dell’araldo d’argento e un ananas inclinato e adagiato sulla base o, un grosso uncino nero chiuso tra due rondini di campo.
CRESTA: Una testa di leone.
MOTTO: NUNC AUT NUNQUAM – Ora o Mai.
Joseph Di Virgilio
New York City - Roma, NY USA

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 13:19:51 (CST)

Hi,
I was just updating my email address. I am still looking for Carozza relatives. My original message was in November 2002 archives. I do have a bit more to add to the past history, but would like to find relatives that are still around too. Here is a short version of the relatives.

My dad Dino Carozza his sister Alba- Dino had 6 kids Dino John, Thomas Ludovico, Anthony Robert, Kathleen Doloras, Maria Cecilia Therese and Marc Damian (all still living) Alba has 5 kids, Alba Maria, Deanna Maria, Maria Celeste, John Christian and Anna Maria (all still living)
His father (my dad) Ludovico and brother Nicodemo who had 4 kids (see 2002 archive)

Their parents Giovanni Antonio Carozza first wife Teresa Paterra they Had one daught Maria Cristina
Giovanni remarried Filomina Dibiase (they had Ludovico and Nicodemus)

Maria Cristina married Gaetano Ferrara and had children Domenico, Antonio,Lucia, Anna, Filomena, Maria, Maddelana

Giovanni Antonio's parents were Andrea (man) Carozza and Nunziata Liberatore whose children included Giovanni Antonio, Palma Filomena, Nicola Antonio and Raffaele Ludovico Antonio.

Andrea (man) parents were Catlado Carozza and Maria Concetta Pulsinelli theri kids were Andrea (man), Giuseppe, Gaetano, Fracesca Paolo and Maria Maddalena.

Caltado parents were Giuseppe Carozza and Fioralba Campana their children Cataldo, Maria Giuseppa and Antonia.

i also know somewhere down the line the Campana married into the Como's because my father always said that my grandfather Ludovico was a distant cousin to the now deceased singer Perry Como, which i thought was very intersesting. So, if there is anyone out there that may have more info or may have made a connection, please e-mail me. I know my brother Dino (also from Orrville he too has an e-mail address on this site) would like some information or make a connection. Thanks :)
maria carozza
orrville,, ohio

Monday, November 07, 2005 at 13:41:49 (CST)

I am writing for a friend (86) whose wife (90) is a Campione whose father came from Palermo, Sicily, around 1900. He has traced back to 1812, parish of San Niccolo' Calea (or Kalsa) of which there are 4 more or less in Palermo.

Trick is that there is a Campione d'Italia in the Swiss province of Ticino (or Tessin). It is Italian, formerly part of Lombardy then of the Italian Kingdom and Republic, an enclave of Italy surrounded by Swiss land. Long story.

So my friend figured that is the source of his wife's family name. However, the Romans called the city Camp(y)lyeus from Campo and Lyo a name for Bacchus. Wine-growing on the hills equals Field of Bacchus, god of wine. Change to Campilio, Campiglio, Campilione, Campione.

So, Campiglione exists in Abruzzo, which was once part of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, no? Isn't Abruzzo the toe of the boot facing Messina, Sicily. The name could have traveled from one part of the Kingdom to the other.

If this makes sense to you, I will pass it on to James (86) and see if he can send copies of his research on Campione.

It's all very interesting. I am actually researching Ireland. Only connection to Italy would be the Irish missionaries 400-800 AD. Cathal (pronounced Cah hal or Cahill), one of the monks, became Saint Cataldo.
Tom Clougher
Montpelier, Vermont USA

Monday, November 07, 2005 at 00:00:51 (CST)

hi, this is a great website/link. Would like some information on the Pasta's and De Luca's from carapelle(abruzzo). My Nonno(De Luca) and nonna (Pasta) were both from carapelle and i would love to lean more about the history about the town.
Oriana De Luca
Port Kembla, NSW Australia

Saturday, November 05, 2005 at 15:34:44 (CST)

I am searching for descendants of Casimiro Ciccone and Rita Digiambattista. They left Pacentro about 1890 and settled in New York City, and later Pittsburgh. They had a large family of 10 children:Anniblae, Abramo, Ismaele, Fiorenzo, Sara, Rebecca, Noe, Mose, Lia, and Guerino.
Michael Livreri
Las Vegas, Nevada United States

Saturday, November 05, 2005 at 05:46:45 (CST)

Thanks for this great site! I've found a lot of interesting and useful information here! Keep up good job! ;)
Nannie
France, Spain USA

Saturday, November 05, 2005 at 00:18:38 (CST)

To Ben Lepore, a possible explanation: the town of Campli specifically, as well as others in the area of Teramo, seems to have preferred a patronimic instead of a surname well into the 1830's. That is a surname (i.e. Lepore) existed but more as an alias - the community recognized the family group as those of Francesco (Lepore) - so that a first generation may be an individual named Pietro di Francesco (Lepore) - his son second generation Francesco may have been registered as Francesco (repeating the name of the grandfather) di Pietro di Francesco (Lepore missing though still remembered by the family and would surface in later records) - a child of the third generation Maria would be registered just as Maria di Francesco di Pietro (di Francesco Lepore). It does not happen only to one family but seems quite widespread.
The reason may be an influence of the Jewish ways of naming or some other factor not easily identifiable.

Saturday, November 05, 2005 at 00:09:49 (CST)

i am looking for an Anthony James Carosa... to inform him that I have his 6yr little girl who wants to know her daddy.. her name is Samantha Salvatino Carosa-Kincaid.last heard he was in tacoma , then ohio and back here in washington state .. and got married and had another kid..if any information please let me know.. samantha is curious about her italian history.thankyou... gracias...
tanya
allyn, wa usa

Thursday, November 03, 2005 at 08:28:12 (CST)

This is for Kris Verlingo.Tried to e-mail you information on the Verlingo surname but an error keeps popping up with your address. E-mail me and I'll give you whatever details I was able to find out since we are a very rare surname.
Angelina Verlingo
Canada