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DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby guido314 » 18 Aug 2013, 12:55

Hi,
First time user/visitor to this site.

I'm interested in getting information about my father's side of the family. My last name is Di Iorio, a family that settled in the Philadelphia area in the 20's I believe (my great grandmother's house was in Ardmore, PA., not far from where they just held the US Open golf tournament). Granfather's name was Constantine, grandmothers name was Philomena Piccarelli (a name that was changed at Ellis Island to "Lucy").

Family lore has it that my family came from somewhere near Naples, but can't confirm. Story also has it that they came here as stone masons.

My uncle several years ago, gave me some information about a town (I've since lost the folder during a move) where they had a Plaza Di Iorio as its center. Wish I could find that info. It seemed legitmate, although my uncle couldn't confirm it.

Anyone out there have any leads I could pursue on this.

Thank you so much in advance for your help.

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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby adelfio » 18 Aug 2013, 16:19

Welcome to IG website Guido
Can you give us a little more info so we can work our way back to Italy
Their kids names would help to find the right census to get the right records maybe some dates

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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby erudita74 » 18 Aug 2013, 16:22

I'm wondering if this could be him from Roccamonfina in Province of Caserta, Campania region.


Costantino Diorio, "United States Italians to America Index, 1855-1900"


Name: Costantino Diorio
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 20 Apr 1894
Event Place: New York, New York, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Birthplace: Italy
Occupation: Laborer
Ship Name: Britannia
Birth Year (Estimated): 1870
Departure Port: Marseilles & Naples
Literacy: Read & Write
Residence Place: Roccamonfina
Destination Place: NEW YORK
Transit or Travel Compartment: Staying in the USA [Transit]; Steerage [Travel]
Affiliate Manifest ID: 00000659
Affiliate Publication Title: Italians to America Passenger Data File, 1855-1900
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1746097
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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby adelfio » 18 Aug 2013, 16:41

Is this the right 1930 census line #58


Lucy D'Iorio in household of Costantonio D'Iorio, "United States Census, 1930"



Name: Lucy D'Iorio
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Haverford, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
District: 0070
Gender: Female
Age: 26
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Birth Year (Estimated): 1904
Birthplace: Italy
Immigration Year: 1911
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Sheet Number and Letter: 35B
Household ID: 854
Line Number: 59
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T626
Affiliate Film Number: 2031
GS Film number: 2341765
Digital Folder Number: 004639362
Image Number: 00650
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Costantonio D'Iorio M 34 Italy
Wife Lucy D'Iorio F 26 Italy
Daughter Marie D'Iorio F 1 Pennsylvania


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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby suanj » 18 Aug 2013, 16:57

Hi, I found just 1 possible record:

First Name: Costantino
Last Name: Di Jorio ( Di Jorio spell in the past, cuurrent Di Iorio )
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Chieti, Italy
Date of Arrival: Jul 12, 1920
Age at Arrival: 23y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Rochambeau
Port of Departure: Le Havre
Manifest Line Number: 0023

pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0023
pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0023

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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby adelfio » 18 Aug 2013, 17:47

Prego! Suanj
Question was Lucy Piccirelli father Dominick and her mother Filomena that's in lines #54&55 in the 1939 census I posted?


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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby suanj » 18 Aug 2013, 18:04

Hi Marty, I am positive abt that!
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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby suanj » 18 Aug 2013, 18:31

I found this record:
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Domenico Antonio Piccirilli
Name: Domenico Antonio Piccirilli
County: Montgomery
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 20 May 1881
Race: White
Draft Board: 1

wife Filomena...

if it is the right Lucy's father, well the first trip:

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Domenicant Piccirilli
Name: Domenicant Piccirilli
Arrival Date: 21 Apr 1905
Birth Date: abt 1881
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Latin (Latino)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Neckar

http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NY ... turnRecord

coming from Fallascoso hamlet of Torricella Peligna town, Chieti province born in 1881 son of Filippo (and that match with the son first name):
http://www.torricellapeligna.com/Gen-Bi ... x-1881.htm


second trip:
First Name: Domenicantonio
Last Name: Piccirilli
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Phila, Pa, U.S.
Date of Arrival: May 02, 1907
Age at Arrival: 26y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Kroonland
Port of Departure: Antwerp
Manifest Line Number: 0019

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019

so if my suggestion is right we must find the other family members coming from Fallascoso or Torricella Peligna,
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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby suanj » 18 Aug 2013, 18:40

Piccirilli family in 1940:
Philemena Piccarelli, "United States Census, 1940"
Name: Philemena Piccarelli
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Beechwood, Haverford Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 55
Marital Status: Widowed
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Year (Estimated): 1885
Last Place of Residence: Same House
District: 23-83
Family Number: 403
Sheet Number and Letter: 19B
Line Number: 45
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 3492
Digital Folder Number: 005456632
Image Number: 00187
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Philemena Piccarelli F 55 Italy
Son Philip Piccarelli M 32 Italy
Brother Louis Piccarelli M 48 Italy
( maybe brother in law)

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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby guido314 » 18 Aug 2013, 19:01

I want to thank all of you for your replies. You have found them! Lucy was my grandmother, Constantino, my grandfather. Seems like his father's name was Francesco, which makes sense, since Italian first sons, as my father was, are usally named after their paternal grandfather. And sure enough, my father's name was Frank (Francesco). This was a fantastic start.

Guess part of my probelm was the mangling of my last name over the years by the authorities. My last name (today in the US) is officially Di Iorio, but it looks like on the Ellis Island log it is DiJorio.....and the census has it as D'Iorio.

My aim in all of this is to trace my roots so that I will be able to visit my family's original home this spring. How exciting! Thank you again.

How would I go about finding out more about Francesco?

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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby suanj » 19 Aug 2013, 15:48

In Italy, the "J" is not as in USA; in Italy the "J" was used for the "I(i)" in old past, in all words or names with a hiatus, that for let know to those who read the old handwriting that the "j" is a "i" and no another letter or a another letter's part ... so abt the surname spelling you will have no problem.. because Di Jorio and Di Iorio are the same...

abt the surname spelling on the census that is no important...

abt Francesco sr and abt the genealogic tree you can order and rent the microfilms of Chieti civil records by LDS center in or nearby your residence town:
Registri dello stato civile di Chieti (Chieti), 1809-1900
Civil registration of births, marriages, deaths, marriage banns, miscellaneous records, marriage documents, citizenship records. Text in Italian. Some years missing or out of order. Indexes from 1809 are ordered by given name.
Registri dello stato civile di Chieti (Chieti), 1809-1900

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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby phillydio » 11 Dec 2013, 05:34

hi, guido314, I believe I'm a relative of yours. I'm Phil, son of William. Philomena was my great grandmother. pucheria was my grandmother, most of the "DiIorio's" are still in the philadelphia/delaware county area. I'm in south jersey region. I have heard the same story your referring to as a parade or celebration over in the old country. From the information I got they hold sort of a parade every year honoring the DiIorio's, Picarelli's, and I think few other families and march throughout the town with a big flag I think that has an emblem associated with our family name or something. I believe it is in Abruzzi. The story I heard was sort of vague. I am looking into making the trip over one year with my sister to take part in the celebration and have been looking into finding more information myself. I'm sure I'll see some of the family this Christmas and am looking forward to getting more information. If your interested or if I can give you any other information you may be looking for feel free to message me on here and I'll try to help. Nice to see another DiIorio with the same spelling. EVERYONE always screws it up. lol.
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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby tdiorio_Canada » 23 Dec 2013, 00:49

Hi there. I found this board in serach of some family background. My last name is D'Iorio. I was told our family was from Naples. I am seeing my uncle over the holidays and hoping he can shed some light on history since I have very little. My grandfather, Eugene D'Iorio was born in Montreal and he married Angelina Croce. I am not sure where else to go, suggestions?
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Re: DiIorio's from Naples?

Postby tdiorio_Canada » 25 Dec 2013, 19:42

More information. My great Grandfather was Savino Di Iorio and Greatgrandmother was Florinda Di Iorio. They arrived in April 1911 on the Rd Italia ship to Ellis Island. They were from Galluccio Caserta, Naples. He was 29 and she was 18 years old in 1911. I would like to know what came about him once in New York and how we ended up in Montreal. I would also be interested in learning more about their family in Caserta.
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