Surnames: SPERANZA, CHESI, MINNO, PASIULLO/PASCIULLO

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Surnames: SPERANZA, CHESI, MINNO, PASIULLO/PASCIULLO

Postby carols » 25 Mar 2011, 19:07

Hello. I'm tracing one side of my husband's family. His G-grandfather was Riccardo Speranza, b. 15 May 1886 in Montefalcone (Campobello?) Italy. Parents were Dominic (possibly Domenico) Speranza and Aurora Laura (or just Laura) Chesi. He immigrated to Philadelphia PA 1 Mar 1906.

Riccardo's wife was Rose (possible Rosa or Rosina) Minno, born 18 Apr 1887 in Italy, died 7 Mar 1937 in Philadelphia. Her parents are Michael Minno and Columba Pasiullo (may be spelled Pascilullo).

Riccardo & Rose's children (born in the Philadelphia/Camden area) include Jack, Rudolf, Mary or Maria, Christina & Dominic (twins), Yolanda and Valentino.

I haven't been able to find anything more about the Speranza family or the other surnames in Italy. Any help or connections are greatly appreciated!

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Re: Surnames: SPERANZA, CHESI, MINNO, PASIULLO/PASCIULLO

Postby adelfio » 25 Mar 2011, 23:48

Welcome to the site Carol I did a little research on your Speranza's since most of the records ship manifest,wwII draft show he is from Montefalcone which one of them??There are three listed in the Family History Library
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... prePARTOF=
You have to start some where I would get the films for the nati/birth of 1886 and go from there each film about $5.25
Ordering films
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Orderi ... ory_Center
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... fhc.aspFHL locator
Italian records
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Italy_ ... al_Records
Reading the records
http://familyhistory.byu.edu/Downloads/ ... ion_Guide/

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Re: Surnames: SPERANZA, CHESI, MINNO, PASIULLO/PASCIULLO

Postby carols » 26 Mar 2011, 11:24

Thank you for the tips!
Family lore says the Speranzas were from Abruzzi, and for some reason I think the Campo.... Montefalcone is the right one. (There are other Speranzas listed in that area on Family Search.)
Thanks again!!


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