Surname: Roccapriore

Are you looking for an Italian surname? Do you need more information about your family heritage?
This is the right place to start your genealogy search.
6 posts • Page 1 of 1

Surname: Roccapriore

Postby GaryRock » 26 Mar 2011, 23:27

My name is Gary Roccapriore. I am newly registered with Italian Genealogy and hoping to find missing information for this forum.

I am a second generation Italian/American. My grandfather (Vitaliano Sebastiano Roccapriore b. 02/15/1891) immigrated to America from Melilli, Sicily between 1895 and 1905 with his father, my great-grandfather (Giuseppe Roccapriore b. abt. 1859). A little later my great-grandmother, (Maria Damiata b. abt. 1862) came over with a few more children and finally my great-great-grandmother (Sebastiana Dimauro, my great-grandfather’s mother b. abt. 1845) came over with the rest of the children. (Bringing a total of 14 children to America over a couple years span)

I am specifically looking for;

1. info/records such as birth certificates for my grandfather, great-grandfather, great-grandmother and my great-great-grandmother.

2. Info on the Roccapriore name. I can only trace the name Roccapriore back to my great-grandfather (Giuseppe Roccapriore b. abt. 1859). From what I can put together, Giuseppe Roccapriore was born out of wedlock to Sebastiana Dimauro. Where did the name Roccapriore come from? There is a small village/town outside of Rome that is named Rocca Priora it is the closest thing to our name.

Through ancestry.com we have found passenger lists where everyone coming to America in groups that I had mentioned earlier and the names listed were Roccapriore. I have found the names Rocco, Rocca and Priore and Priora on the internet but when I type in Roccapriore everyone that comes up is accounted for from Giuseppe Roccapriore down but never anything prior.

3. details re: everyday life in Melilli 1800 & 1900’s

Thanking everyone in advance for any help or direction to finding some answers.
GaryRock
User avatar
GaryRock
Newbie
Newbie
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 18 Aug 2010, 04:31
Location: New Mexico

Re: Surname: Roccapriore

Postby adelfio » 26 Mar 2011, 23:43

Welcome to the site there are films available from Family History Library for
Melilli, Sicily for birth marriage and death records 1820-1929
Family History Library Locator
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... et_fhc.asp
Ordering films at the FHL
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Orderi ... ory_Center
Films of Melilli
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... Melilli+++
About Italian records
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Italy_ ... al_Records
Reading Italian records
http://familyhistory.byu.edu/Downloads/ ... ion_Guide/

Marty
Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia

Marty
User avatar
adelfio
Master
Master
 
Posts: 4650
Joined: 27 Oct 2010, 13:47
Location: Chicago

Re: Surname: Roccapriore

Postby GaryRock » 26 Mar 2011, 23:48

Wow! Thank you.

I figured maybe someone would respond in a week or so.

Thank you for the info.
GaryRock
User avatar
GaryRock
Newbie
Newbie
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 18 Aug 2010, 04:31
Location: New Mexico

Re: Surname: Roccapriore

Postby loracarrubba » 07 Jul 2011, 19:46

Hi Gary,

My name is Lora Carrubba and my family migrated to the US from Priola, Sicily in 1907. My great-grandmother was Sebastiana DiMauro and her family is from Catania, Sicily. I've done some research and it seems that they moved in with relatives near Naples just before coming over.

I found your post very interesting. I've run into lots of roadblocks in my research because people have passed away. I've been to Priola and met some of my distant cousins, but have never been able to put the whole picture together.

Would you be interested in collaborating with me?

Thanks,
Lora
loracarrubba
Newbie
Newbie
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 07 Jul 2011, 19:35

Re: Surname: Roccapriore

Postby GaryRock » 12 Oct 2013, 00:52

Lora,

So sorry I never got back to you (geez 2+ years) :oops:

Computer crashed and then the Genealogy got put on the back burner.

I would like to collaborate with you to put together the missing pieces.

Again I appologize for the lapse of time in responding,

Gary Roccapriore
GaryRock
User avatar
GaryRock
Newbie
Newbie
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 18 Aug 2010, 04:31
Location: New Mexico

Re: Surname: Roccapriore

Postby adelfio » 12 Oct 2013, 02:33

There are some records online at familysearch.org 1900 and up of Italy, Siracusa, Siracusa...on (Tribunale), 1900-1942 Melilli

Birth record of Lucia Roccapriore
INDEX#228
1900 Nov 10th in the town of Melilli in a house on via Carrettieri#86
birth of Lucia Roccapriore daughter of Giuseppe Roccapriore farmhand and Maria Damiata

PG LINK TO RECORD

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... :857772841

MArty
Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia

Marty
User avatar
adelfio
Master
Master
 
Posts: 4650
Joined: 27 Oct 2010, 13:47
Location: Chicago


6 posts • Page 1 of 1

Return to Italian Genealogy

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 9 guests

Copyright © 2014. www.ItalianGenealogy.com.