Maria Rizzelli or Rizzello Birth: 1890, Pizzoni, Catanzaro (Vibo Valentia), Calabria, IT Death: 1960, Richland NJ
Father: Donmenico Rizzello or Rizzelli (1868) Mother Maria Teresa Di Renzo Brother: Nicola Rizzello or Rizzelli Husband: Salvatore Dominic Mesiano (21 Dec 1887 - 1950) Born in Pizzoni, Catanzaro, Died in Florida
What I'd like to know: Is the last name Rizzelli or Rizzello? I'd also like to know the actual birth dates of Maria, her brother and her parents.
I have the same issue with my Cella or Celli surnames; my observation is depending on the sex of the person is reliant on the last vowel used on the last name. I could be wrong but this is what i think is the case with old Italian. Usually the males in my family were Cella and the Females were Celli.
I found the same thing, with the A and I endings, only, I didnt conclude that it was a male and female thing, until I saw this. However, my male has the A and my female has the I, so I have a feeling, this might be correct.