I am looking for any information relating to the DeSantis Family. I have very little information on them.
Pietro DeSantis Married (Unknown) and had two kids that we know of not sure of birth order 1.) Giuseppe De Santis 2.) Antonio De Santis Married Rosa DiCruzo they had two daughters that came to the U.S aboard the Sicilia
1.)Lucia DeSantis Born in Abruzzo Italy (1895) Married Giovanni Trementozzi Lucia and Giovanni had 4 girls Theresa, Sophie, Antoinette and Gloria in Providence Rhode Island
2.)Mary DeSantis (1900) I have also found a ship Manifest of her an Lucia and her name is (Ascenza De Santis)
Is this the right Antonio Antonio Desantis, "Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950" Name: Antonio Desantis Gender: Male Burial Date: Burial Place: Death Date: 21 Aug 1927 Death Place: Providence, Ri Age: 61 Birth Date: 1866 Birthplace: Occupation: Race: Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Rose Dicruzo Father's Name: Pietro Disantis Father's Birthplace: Mother's Name: Mother's Birthplace: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03099-4 System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy GS Film number: 1940561 Reference ID: 4237
Giovanni Trementozzi, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
Name: Giovanni Trementozzi Event Type: Draft Registration Event Date: 1917-1918 Event Place: Providence County no 9, Rhode Island, United States Gender: Male Birth Date: 26 Jan 1895 Birthplace: , , Italy Nationality: Italy Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards Affiliate Publication Number: M1509 GS Film number: 1852409 Digital Folder Number: 005266900 Image Number: 04588 Was born in San Giovanni Incarico is a comune in the Province of Frosinone in the Italian region Lazio
my nonna grande (great grandmother) on my fathers side was Antonia DeSantis, she had one sister named Restitutta and one brother named Domenico. She was born in 1909 in Sora, Lazio and died here in Toronto, Ontario in 2005. Her parents were Luigi DeSantis and Maria Luigia DiCresce. She married Tommaso Palleschi and had two daughters Emma (my nonna) and Vittoria. Any similarities? My whole family comes from Lazio (Frosinone).
I dont know too much either about the DeSantis family branch that's in my family tree/pedigree. On ancestry.com they define the name as this:
Southern Italian: patronymic from the personal name Santo, in the broader sense ‘of or belonging to the Santi family’.
and on heraldrysinstitute.com:
Antica ed illustre famiglia, di chiara e provata nobiltà, con residenza nella città di Barletta. Questo illustre casato, può annoverare, tra i suoi membri, diversi giudici, che svolsero la professione in Barletta nel XV secolo: Gabriel, Santillus e Nicola Antonio de Santis. Il 10 ottobre 1540, un Francesco Antonio, fu iscritto nell'Albo della No ...
and on houseofnames.com:
The surname De santis is patronymic in origin, meaning it was based on the first name of a forefather. In this case, De santis is derived from the Latin word "sanctus," meaning "holy" or "devout," thus the original bearer of the name was known to be a holy and devout person. Spelling variations of this family name include: De Santi, De Santis, Santo, Santucci, Santino, De Sanctis and many more. First found in northern Italy, particularly in the regions of Piedmont, Lombardy and Tuscany. Some of the first settlers in the United States in the 19th Century of this family name were: Antonio Desantis, 54, who came to New York in 1882.
and thats all that i know about the family name, and the family branch thats in my pedigree/family tree.