Antonina Calasebetta- Real Last name or Region of Sicily?

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Antonina Calasebetta- Real Last name or Region of Sicily?

Postby DanceDiva234 » 22 Aug 2015, 01:22

I am researching my maternal grandfather side at the moment. My person of interest is Maria LaMonica who came form Sicily. He spouse is Antonio (Antonino) Messineo and they got married Aug 6, 1921 in Manhattan. Story goes Maria was sent away to America from Sicily to marry Antonio who had made a life for himself in America. They had an arranged marriage.

Antonina Calasebetta is Maria LaMonica's mother. Her father, spouse of Antonina, is Giovanni.

I would like to know is this actually their last name, Calasebetta, or is that where they came from in Sicily? I know there is a Calasibetta in Sicily which makes me wonder. Maria's parents never immigrated, they stayed in Italy as far as I know.

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Re: Antonina Calasebetta- Real Last name or Region of Sicily?

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Aug 2015, 04:59

The correct spelling is probably Calasciabetta,
found in Sicily...
In Palermo, Caltanissetta, Agrigento, Enna, and Trapani Provinces...
Seems to be primarily in Palermo Province.

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Re: Antonina Calasebetta- Real Last name or Region of Sicily?

Postby carubia » 22 Aug 2015, 10:29

Lots of Italian surnames are place names (or words meaning a person from a certain place).

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Re: Antonina Calasebetta- Real Last name or Region of Sicily?

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Aug 2015, 16:39

Could this be Maria's husband, Antonino Messineo, in 1917?
WWI Regisration Card
Residing at East 14th St., NYC
Gives his place of birth as Castelbuono [Palermo Province]
DOB - 8 Dec 1893
single - supporting parents
http://interactive.ancestry.com/6482/00 ... turnRecord

Then again in 1942 - WWII Registration
Residing East 13th St. -
Working for Mario Lamonico
http://interactive.ancestry.com/1002/NY ... turnRecord

Here is the birth record from Castelbuono of the above Antonino Messineo
Record #386
Dated 11 December 1893 - Birth on 9 December 1893
Father: Mariano Messineo, 27, peasant farmer
Mother: Maria Giuseppa Conoscenti, his wife, housewife residing with him
Child named ANTONINO
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,248123102

AND*** The Record of Military Service in World War I for the above Antonino Messineo
(Same address as WWI Registration Card)
http://interactive.ancestry.com/3030/40 ... turnRecord

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Re: Antonina Calasebetta- Real Last name or Region of Sicily?

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Aug 2015, 17:43

Going on the idea that, because of the possible arranged marriage, Maria and Antonino were from the same town...

Here is the BIRTH ACT of Maria La Monaco in 1899 in Castelbuono
Record #226
Dated 30 July 1899
Father: Giovanni La Monaco, 35 peasant farmer residing in Castelbuono
Mother: Antonina Calasciabetta, his wife, housewife, residing with him
Child was born on 29 July at 9 AM at the house at Via del Centro(?) #26, and given the name MARIA
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,247069701

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Re: Antonina Calasebetta- Real Last name or Region of Sicily?

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Aug 2015, 19:19

Marriage of Parents of Maria La Monaco
Marriage of Giovanni La Monaca and Antonina Calasciabetta in Castelbuono in 1895
#81
Dated 21 November 1895
Groom: Giovanni La Monaca, single, 30, peasant farmer born and residing in Castelbuono; son of deceased Mariano [La Monaca] and of Rosa Tumminello.
Bride: Antonina Calasciabetta, single, 21, housewife born in Petralia Sottana, residing in Castelbuono; daughter of Francesco [Calasciabetta] residing in Castelbuono, and of Maria Giacomazza, residing in Castelbuono.
Banns were posted on 10 and 17 of November.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,247538901

Birth Act of Giovanni Lamonica in 1865 April 21

Father: Mariano Lamonica, 34, PF
Mother: Rosa Tumminello, 30, wife
#141
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,247927101

Solemn Promise of Marriage of Mariano La Monica and Rosa Tumminello in 1862 in Castelbuono Parents of Giovanni La Monaco
#16
Dated 2 February 1862
Groom: Mariano La Monica, single, servant residing in Castelbuono; son of deceased Giovanni, and of Giovanna Cuccia
Bride: Giuseppa Rosa Tumminello, single, 20, born in Pollina, residing in Castelbuono; daughter of deceased Salvatore, and of Giulia Cortina
Notification/Banns posted 12 January
Church celebration on 9 February
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,247477601

BIRTH ACT of Antonina Calasciabetta, mother of Maria La Monaco
#141 - In Petralia Sottana
Dated 21 June 1874
Father: Francesco Calalsciabetta, 33, residing in Petralia Sottana, peasant farmer
Mother: Maria Giacomazza, 30, his wife.
Child was born on 19 June at home at 9 PM, and was given the name ANTONINA
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,247943001


***While searching the records in Castelbuono... I came across the birth act of a sister of Antonino Messineo - Santa Messineo - born in 1899 in Castelbuono
Same Parents: Mariano Messineo and Maria Conoscenti
Notation in margin indicates that she married Carmelo Sottile in Castelbuono on 8 June 1919
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,247069701

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Re: Antonina Calasebetta- Real Last name or Region of Sicily?

Postby DanceDiva234 » 22 Aug 2015, 20:59

Thank you so much Tessa!! :) And yes, Antonino Messineo is Maria's husband.

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Re: Antonina Calasebetta- Real Last name or Region of Sicily?

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Aug 2015, 21:51

DanceDiva234 wrote:Thank you so much Tessa!! :) And yes, Antonino Messineo is Maria's husband.


Yes, I thought that was the correct Antonino Messineo when the records "connected" :-)

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