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Candida, Avellino, Campania, Italy

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Candida, Avellino, Campania, Italy

Postby ryan92345 » 24 Jun 2011, 04:06

Hello, does anyone here know anything about Candida? Its in the Avellino Province of the Campania region. My great-great grandfather Sabino Cutillo lived there, as did his father Feliciano & grandfather Giovanni. Feliciano's wife Orsola Romano was a daughter of Vincenzo Romano, and Sabino's wife Angela Fiore was the daughter of Carmine Fiore & Teresa Bruno. Who knows maybe someone here is related even! Any info would be greatly appreciated, thank you :D
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Re: Candida, Avellino, Campania, Italy

Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Jun 2011, 13:54

I can tell you that modern-day Candida has a small population of just over 1,100 persons and I can guess that it may have once had twice as many before the great emigration of the early 1900's (typical for this area). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candida,_Campania for some info on the comune.

The Italian telephone directory contains listings for three of the four surnames you mentioned; there is an excellent chance that some of these people are your relatives. Some researchers have good luck writing to possible relatives, others not so much. If you do wish to write, I suggest a long'ish, detailed letter which explains who you are, who you are researching, what you know about them so far, and what you hope to learn. Include a few photos if at all possible. Have the letter professionally translated (don't spend more than $15 or $20); it will be worth the cost.

See http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi?iq=&ver=default&font=default&btt=1&mr=10&rk=&om=&qs=Cutillo&dv=candida&l=en for the telephone/address listings. When writing, turn the addresses around, like this:

Sig. John Smith (for males)
Sig.ra Mary Smith (for females)
Via Termite, 10
83040 Candida AV
ITALY

Candida has a web site, here http://www.comune.candida.av.it/

Click the "Storia" link to see the comune's history. Hint: click here http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comune.candida.av.it%2F for a helpful (but far from perfect) English translation of the website using Google's translation engine.

Here is a satellite image of Candida which I just pulled from Google Earth:

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Re: Candida, Avellino, Campania, Italy

Postby fargone » 07 Jul 2011, 19:08

Hello ryan92345.
I have some fhotos of candida and an italian book (GAMBINO N. 1997, Candida: il Paese, la Storia, i Beni Culturali) about the history of this country. If you want see the photos write on my mail address: grldapolito@gmail.com
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Re: Candida, Avellino, Campania, Italy

Postby bn1002 » 20 Jul 2011, 06:25

There was a politician/NY Supreme court justice from the 1930's of New York named Salvatore A Cotillo born Salvatore A Cutillo in 1891 in Montella, Avellino. Name was changed at ellis island obviously by his father Francesco Cotillo from Italian Harlem, Francesco, who actually introduced the spumoni ice cream to NYC, and had his own building right in the heart of Times SQ, he was a successful businessman, at the time he was dubbed the spumoni King of NYC, he was fortunate to send his son Salvatore to Fordham University, where he studied to be an attorney ,In 1927 he traveled to Boston one of a handful attorneys to defend Sacco and Venzetti. He succeded for a senators seat in NY , where he was known as the immigrant politician, the progressive ethnic. then when on to become Supreme Court Justice for the state of New York, he died at the age of 39. source (archives New York Times )
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Re: Candida, Avellino, Campania, Italy

Postby bn1002 » 20 Jul 2011, 06:43

Cutillo name is not a common name in Italy, the first known Cutillo was right from Tuoro,Caserta, historically families with the Cutillo name you will find in small towns such as Solapaca in Benevento, Candida, Avellino, and nearby Altripalda, Avellino. and Tuoro, Caserta. THATS IT..........
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