I was looking for Donato Cirone when I found in Ellis Island an entry for Donantonio Cirone. Then in familysearch.org I found a Giuseppantonio Cirone. What is the meaning of the name that has a suffix of antonio? Is this a common naming tradition?
My GGGF's name was Giuseppantonio and he had several grandchildren named Giuseppe and Giuseppa / Giuseppina. I've always assumed it was a first name/middle name (Joseph Anthony) elided because these names end/start with a vowel.
Roccanova/Magistra/Rubertone/Paduano of Craco, Matera, Basilicata AND Latorraca/Cassino/Petrocelli/Peluso of Saponara di Grumento (now Grumento Nova) & Moliterno, Potenza, Basilicata