I'm looking for any information on the name Brillo. This was my great-grandmother's last name. She was born in Catania Sicily in 1873, and married Emanuele Russo (from S. Agusta) in 1889.
Her (Romea Birllo) parents were Luigi Brillo and Adelaide Salvatore. I do not know where they were born, but family lore tells me that Luigi Brillo was an engineer who moved to Sicily to help bring electricity to the island. In addition, it is my understanding (from my 90 year old aunt) that Romea spoke "fancy" italian. This leads me to believe that she wasn't speaking Sicilian, but probably formal Italian.
Finally, looking online I see that the majority of Brillo names are in northern Italy. I know that my great-grandmothers "middle" name was Venezia....maybe her family was from Venice?
Any help would be appreciated.