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Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Grasso

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Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Grasso

Postby FGinfrida » 30 Jul 2004, 18:41

I'm researching a number of families that emigrated from Troina, Enna, Sicily between 1895 and 1925.

The families are Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Grasso, Sutera, Buoncampagno.

I have notes/information on about half of the individuals (of the ones I'm related to - obviously). I'd be glad to share the information that I have.

If anyone is researching along parallel lines, please contact me and we can exchange information

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Re: [b]Troina[/ families: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gr

Postby ptimber » 30 Jul 2004, 19:50

go to www.google.com and insert the surname and the word genealogy for anyone who has done research on that surname. Peter
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Re: [b]Troina[/ families: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gr

Postby FGinfrida » 02 Aug 2004, 15:26

Peter,

Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby molto10 » 06 Oct 2004, 04:17

I know someone named Johnny Guiffrida who lives in CT.
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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby mfjp » 06 Oct 2004, 14:46

This site carries all names you had listed except for Buoncampagno.

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ResearcherScreen.asp
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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby ringoffire » 14 Jan 2006, 21:34

Hi I'm new to this board

I have a small amount of info on the Grasso's that I am related to.

I don't have dates as of yet, but I know that my great-grandfather came from Sicily went to America via Argentina. His name was Guissepe Antonio (Joseph Anthony) Grasso. They settled in Northern NJ, my grandfather was Anthony Joseph Grasso.
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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby ricbru » 15 Jan 2006, 01:08

There are 152 Giuseppe Grasso arrived at Ellis Island

http://stevemorse.org/goulnik/match1.ph ... &dwpdone=1

give us more details, bye Riccardo
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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby ringoffire » 15 Jan 2006, 06:09

My GGrandfather married Maria or Mary Lavorsi they had two sons, my Grandfather, Anthony Joseph Grasso and Francis or Frank Grasso. Eventually settled in northen NJ.

Anthony (Tony) Grasso married Frances Costaglia.
They had two children, Joseph Anthony (my father) and
Josephine.

There was also some Grassos that settled in Argentina, the Beunas Aires area. I have a letter written in Italian that I haven't been able to traslate yet, it refrences Buenos Aires several times and is dated 1927.

I am still trying find out dates for marriages and births.
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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby StevenV » 29 Mar 2009, 03:11

I'm sorry that my response comes so long after your last post, but if it's of interest to you, my grandmother Lucy (originally Lucia, I believe) Merenda was born July 16, 1902 in Troina. She emigrated after WWI with her mother and sister Anna (don't know if anyone else) to California.

I'd be interested in any info you have on the Merendas.

Grazie tante,
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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby FGinfrida » 28 Sep 2009, 02:56

Steven,

I'll take an educated guess that we're connected. :)

I think that the names are Lucia Merenda Renna (my father's cousin), Ann Renna Varni (my second cousin), and you, your 2 brothers and 2 sisters (my 3 daughters' third cousins).

I believe that Lucia travel to California with her mother Domenica, her sister Gaetana (Anna), and her brother Vincenzo (Jim) from Troina.

I'm gathering family details and I'd be glad to share what I have thus far. I'm also looking for contributors - if you are so inclined.

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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby StevenV » 30 Sep 2009, 03:10

Frank,

That's really impressive, you're correct right down the line--and know more about my great-aunt and great-uncle than I do, in knowing their given names.

I'd love to see what you have so far on these families (the name Pappalardo also sounds familiar) and would be willing to contribute whatever I can.

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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby louangelo » 19 Jan 2010, 04:34

I have some information on Giuffrida's as it is my mothers maiden name. Most of them came from Messina and Cantana and came to New York, Mass and Philly
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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby FGinfrida » 23 Jun 2010, 16:31

louangelo,

There could be some connection with the Giuffridas - but Giuffrida is a very common Sicilian name.

My relatives with that surname originated in western Catania / eastern Enna province. Let me know if this makes any sense with your family; I can provide you with notes on the topic.

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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby louangelogenealogy » 23 Jun 2010, 20:47

I am actually in Taromina right now checking out Gesso and Calvaruso in Messina, No plans to search for Giuffridas while I am here but I do believe that my Giuffrida family is from somewhere in Catania.
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Re: Troina/Enna/Sicily: Merenda, Pappalardo, Giuffrida, Gras

Postby FGinfrida » 30 Sep 2010, 18:42

Lou,

How was your trip? I hope that you met with success. Let me know if you would like any more info on my family.

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