We have cousins two or three generations back that changed his name from Zerilli to Zerilla. Family was from Terrasini and came to America. His entry into America from Ellis Island was Zerilli. Each time he came and went out of the country he is listed as Zerilli, and when his wife travels to and from America, Ellis Island Records lists that she's coming to be with her husband Zerilli. Yet, for Federal census, and for all intents and purposes he cnhanged his name to Zerilla very early on, if not from day one on American soil and his headstone along with wife and children, and their children are Zerilla. The family through the generations are very upstanding straight forward, fly right members of society of the highest respect. In Terrasini, there is no Zerilla, so why? What does a person think to change his name like that?
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