Italysearcher wrote:If you get Maria Teresa Capitone's birth certificate it MIGHT tell you who she married and where they were from. If they married in Italy the marriage probably took place in Rocca D'Evandro. It is close to Cassino etc.
Hi ............. I have Maria Theresa's birth certificate. Unfrotunately she did not marry in Italy Dominico (my 2xgr grandfather) and Maria Theresa married in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
I have her parents names but only Dominico's father's name.
jcat wrote:Fredoniapeaches, that would be Frank and Sam. Frank just died recently in Arizona at I believe the ripe old age of 97 ! Considering the line of work, a very nice life ! you can read the article @ www.mafiatoday.com. type in Frank Valenti in the search box for the story. His replacements in Rochester were all neighborhood people where I come from..... and the difference is in the spelling, TinaB is looking for Valente, and Frank was spelled Valenti, lucky for you TinaB ! It's an interesting story though, of mob rule in Rochester and how after Frank was exiled to Arizona the A and B team wars broke out.
interesting! cool thanks! also... the surnames vowels weren't (and still aren't) always a concrete thing. my family is DiLorenzo... however... some are DeLorenzo and some Lorenzo... and further more.. some are Lawrence... so it depends on who you're talking to...
My mums maiden name is valente, my great grandad was born in monte cassino in italy and then walked to newcastle (UK) where he settled and started an ice cream business. My grandad carried the business on when my grt grandad died but this time in gosport on the southcoast of england.
I think my italian cousins still live in monte cassino or naples.
Hi Tina. I have already sent you a message on the Valente-Pacitti forum. My gr grandfather Silvestro Valente also owned an ice-cream shop, "Excelsior", in Dublin. I could not find Dominico Valente, but have found a Domonick Valente in the 1911 Ireland Census. I am trying to find out whether they are at all related. I have been told my gr grandfather came from an area somewhere between Naples and Rome, more probably closer to Naples. Might be a little bit of help to you.
well just stumbled across this site,my grandmother was vena v from cassino,she walked to the uk scarbrough bout 80 miles south of newcastle,her husband billy hart was from sunderland about 12 miles south of newcastle,they had a ice cream buisness,vena died a long time ago, think she died about 1941 im her grandson..they had valentes ices in scarbrough,down the coast from newcastle,they were a few italian families around that area...my 2nd cousin george was last of the old school he passed away last year,so thats a end of a era no more valentes in scarbrough! how ever his 2nd cousins anthony and michael are still around,anthony v lives in the usa san antonio texas i think and michael in weymouth south of england where he still runs a ice cream buisness....my other cousin michael minchella who also is into the icecraem biznes....will be able to help more with family trees etc....anyone who cares can look him up minchella ices south sheilds england....google him hes won a few awards for the best ice cream in the uk.....alternatly my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
our family are from san andonio or san migel (cassino) i have freinds who are a ripe old age compared to me they from soria (cassino) they palescis (spellings sorry) who are related to the reas some relation to the singer chris rea... il give the old bird a visit this week and pick her brains...then get back to this site,,
My Family are from San Michele (migel) Cassino and they came to Bristol, UK in late 1800's, housing with many Italian Families along with Valente's. Most were Musicians.
I have found out on my search that most Italian Immigrants started off as Musicians and then got into the Ice Cream Business or Confectioner/Restaurater.
I also believe, Valente spelling is from the Cassino area, where Volante is around the Picinisco area. ( i am not certain, but that is what i have found in my search?)
Here are some Valente's in Bristol around late 1800's:
(some may have died young or been married and eventually moved on!)
Celestina (nee Tricone)
NAMES: Capaldi-Tedesco-Tamilio-Minchella-Verrecchia-Tomasso-Franchitto-Innelli-Arpino-Caringi-Colacicco-Macari-Pinchera-Salera-D'Orazio-Ambrosino-Di Mambro-Sigliocolo-Masello PLACES: Cassino- UK, USA, Ireland, Canada & Australia http://www.cassino-families.co.uk
my dad talked of the capaldi family "Joe Capaldi".
We had a Pasquale in our family though im not sure at what time period,most of the elders have sadly passed away and took their stories and history with them,always wish i could turn back time and meet some of the ancestors.......
Hi everyone ..... Just a quick update - I am no further on in my research I have however received a 'passport' photo of my G-G-Grandfather Dominico Valente. Unfortunately the passport was thrown away as 'back then' they did not see the significance of keeping it - now they regret it as it was the only document that may have given us his origin of birth. I have however sent an email to Homeland security enquiring about the passport to see if they can help. Will keep you all informed. With Kindest Regards Tina
TinaB wrote:I am trying to find Dominico Valente born around c1862 his father was Antoino. Dominico had a brother Luigi born around c1867. Their occupations are recorded as musicians then both became ice cream sellers. Dominico and Luigi ended up in Belfast Northern Ireland around c1880. Dominico married Maria Teresa Capitano who was born in Rocco d'Evandro. They married in Belfast in 1887.