I am new to the Forums here and I was wondering if anyone could help me at all in my quest for my De Vuono family ancestors? My great grandfather was named Pietro De Vuono and he was born in around the year 1880 (I think) in the small town of Aprigliano, Cosenza province, Calabria region, Italy. At the age of 23 in the year 1903 he immigrated here to North America. The family initially lived in New Jersey and then later on after my grandfather was born moved up to Canada. I know nothing about my De Vuono ancestors or family beyond my great grandfather Pietro De Vuono. His wife's name was Concetta Vigna and they would have been married in Italy before they immigrated.
So I was wondering if anyone could possibly help me or point me in the right direction in order to begin researching my De Vuono family line?
Thank you both very much for the warm welcome, replies and help! It is greatly appreciated!
All of these sites look really good to me. I have registered on the site that Joannsalvo sent me. I have found a Pietro De Vuono born on 03/2/1880. This may be my own great grandfather. His parents were Giuseppe De Vuono and Rosaria Rende.
I have found a Passenger Record for my great grandfather on the Ellis Island Foundation website. Here it is below.
First Name: Pietro Last Name: De Vuono Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Aprigliano Date of Arrival: May 07, 1903 Age At Arrival: 23y Gender: M Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Nord America Port of Departure: Napoli Manifest Line Number: 0009
Wow thank you so much those are priceless records for me! I had no idea that my great grandfather's mother also came over to Paterson, New Jersey. I had always thought that his parents had stayed back in Aprigliano. This is excellent new information!
I think this also helps to confirm that Pietro De Vuono's parents were probably Giuseppe De Vuono and Rosaria Rende from Aprigliano.
Thanks again Biff. Yes that is correct my great grandfather's wife was named Concetta Vigna and his first two children were Virginia and Assunta. Later on he and his wife had three more children one of whom was my grandfather Anthony.