I am looking for information about any Filardi family named persons or relations who were immigrants to Puerto Rico. They would be related to a Juan Batista Filardi of Yauco Puerto Rico. He lived there assumedly from the 1900-1960 range. His son was Hector Filardi. His wife was Maria and I believe her family names were Irazzari and Cantesani. These spellings may not be correct. I have little in the way of records. Thanks
There is a Puerto Rican website in spanish and if you donot speak the language thenyou can write tothe Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquenaat apartado 9024184, San Juan Puerto Rico. Their e-mail address is
www.icp.gobierno.pr. The spanish website is www.icp.gobierno.pr
since we are here to assist you please get back after you have obtained any additonal information than what you already have and take it from there.
To locate information in IOtaly it is necessary to know the city, town or even village oforigin in Italy. Go to www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi and put the filardi surname inthe upper left and see if any of the locations for Filardi in Italy may relate to your family as a result of family oral history.In any event get back to us. =Peter=
There is another website that is also helpful and that website is
www.candoo.com/genresources/puertorico.htm but you may have to type inthe address manually in the address bar. It has listings of foreigners in Puerto Rico from 1807 to 1880 which may help you.
Please let me know if the website comes up when you click on the website.=Peter=
There are 3 Filardi from Yauco, Puerto Rico. The earliest isLuis Filardi 1870. Go to www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp and just put inthe surname Filardi and click CERCA and under Puerto Rico you will see the 3 names.=Peter=
You will need to familiarize yourself with the basics of Puerto Rico Immigration by Italians and since we know that Yauca seems to be the focus for Filardi surname in Puerto Rico perhaps if you go to www.corsicacorsica.homestead.com/puerto ... bbean.html as well as going to www.google.com and put in the title Filardi genealogy Italy Puerto Rico and see what comes up. You can also revise the title as you progress including Italy immigration to Puerto Rico for basics.
There is a reference made to a Filardi in Yauca as an artist and writer. Please keep in touch. =Peter=
My name is Andy, I am a descendant from a Hector Filardi from Puerto Rico. He was a doctor, and he lived in Louisiana for some years and then finished his life in Texas. Is this the same Hector that you know of?
My name is Kori. Hector Filardi of Yauco, PR, was my grandfather, Hector Filardi Jr is my father. I know that my grandfather passed in Texas a few years back, but I was never able to meet him. I have been trying to trace my genealogy back, but I do not know much about it. I do know that Juan Batista was his father, but I haven't been able to find much past that. Can anyone help me create a family tree?
My name is Carlos Capacete. My grandmother on my mother's side was Teresa Filardi. Teresa was the first Filardi sibling born in Puerto Rico (Yauco, on the south side of the island). Her father was Vicente (Vincenso?) Filardi And her mother was Maria Cantisani. Vicente and his older sons were home builders. I believe that the older sons (born in Italy) were Juan Bautista and Domingo.
There were other sisters who's names escape me that were also born in Yauco, but there was a younger brother, Carmelo, who was very close to my grandmother. His nickname was Tatito and he became a famous caricaturist for the El Mundo newspaper. I recall spending time with Tatito when I was a young boy and meeting his wife. He had a daughter and I believe, two sons, who were my mother's cousins. I have also met one of his granddaughters (Frances) as an adult.
The family came from Lauria Superiore in Potenza, Basilicata province. Being from Yauco, most people assume that the Filardis are of Corsegan descent as many immigrants to Yauco were at the time.
The Department of the Interior has recognized the Casa Filardi in Yauco as a National Historic place. It was built by Vicente, Juan Bautista and Domingo. For some reason the house has a sign saying Casa Muñoz, but is registered as the Casa Fialrdi.
I would very much like to contact any descendants of my greatgrandparents or any relatives who may still live in Italy. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to contact me.
Aside from information regarding co-descendants, I am interested in learning about Lauria and my Italian heritage.
Filardi Angelo Maria Born in Tortora province of Cosenza (South of Italy)
Cantisani Angela Born in Lauria province of Potenza (South of Italy)
POSSIBLE MILTARY RECORD Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Enlistment year 1862.Volume number 68, document number - page 284 section - Angelo Maria Filardi, enlisted on --/--/---- born on 18/01/1862 in TORTORA son/daughter of Biagio Filardi and of Maria Teresa Russo click for record keep clicking to enlarge