Dear Dr. Fabio Paolucci:
My great grandmother was Alfonsina Florence Delgrasso or Del Grosso. I spoke with my cousin who insists the surname was DelGrasso. I'm wondering if the two names are interchangeable? My great grandmother was born in Benevento, Campania, Italy. I do not know anything else about her, other than she married my great-grandfather Leonardo Iadarola in America I think and her birthday was about 1892. She immigrated to America in abt. 1914. I do have pictures of her I would be happy to send your way. if you come across Alfonsina DelGrasso in your research and find any family members please let me know. Thanks so much Debbie PS Alfonsina seems to be a Not so common name.
Fabio, My Great Grandfather and his brothers were all from colle Sannita, Benevento, Italy. He was Guglielmo Tedesco, his brothers were Francesco, pasquale, and Serafino. They all came to America, Guglielmo came in 1903. I have info on them here, not alot of info on them in Italy though. I actually have some photos that I'm told are from Colle Sannita that are very old. Let me know if you are interested. I would be interested if you know anything of the Tedesco's in this area! I know that they left sisters behind, and parents, but I don't know what their names are. I believe the fathers name was Antonio Tedesco....I believe I have a photo of them as well. I also have
I am married into the Del Grosso family (camposuli) and live in Australia. I am looking for my relative called Antonio Del Grosso who migrated to America in the early 1900's. He was one of four brothers - Antonio, Angelo, Giuseppe and Carmine. My husband is from the 'Carmine 'line' of the family, but we have lost all touch with Antonio's line and don't know any details about his wife's name or his children. Can you help? Thank you.
I am trying to find out if I have any relatives left in Colle Sannita. My grandfather was Antonio Pilla, son of Ferdinando Pilla and Philomena Petti. He was born in approximately 1884. He had a sisters Rosaria or Giovanna possibly Libera that may have stayed in Colle Sannita. One of these sisters left to Buenos Aries and married a priest from Colle Sannita. Do you have any information on this? Thank you. Marlene
My grandfather was from Colle Sannita. His name was Giovanni Iapozzuto and he was born 25 July 1925. Do you have any information on him or his siblings? I would love to know if I still have relatives in the region. I want to start piecing together my family tree, and I think you may hold a lot of key information! You have mentioned the surname Tedesco quite a bit also - I have a number of relatives with that surname and I think they are linked to the Tedesco's from your region.
You mentioned you were putting together a book about the families from the region - are you still working on it? I would be very interested to read it once done. If you are still working on it, we may have some photo's in the family we could scan.
Many thanks in advance for any information you can provide.
My great grandfather was from Santa Croce del Sannio I believe. His name is Pasqualino Pilla and I believe he was born in December 5, 1878. He arrived in New York, USA on the Alesia in 1896 out of Naples. He was married to Frances Nicholas but probably after arriving in US.
I have no other information on my family but hoping you may be able to help locate information on siblings, parents, where they lived etc.
Thank you in advance - your help is much appreciated.
Mutino is an ancient surname of Colle Sannita. Since 1580 ca., this surname is written in archival documents in the two ways: Mutino and Motino. The surname Mutino came from the roman "cognomen" Mutinus (your most ancient ancestor had the name Mutino and his son took the surname Mutino as his father's name) and there is not a connection with the Mutino places near Modena.
Your great-grandfather Pietro Mutino (1875-1940) was son of Giovanni Mutino and Cristina Petriella. Your great-great-grandfather Giovanni Mutino (1842-1908) was son of Pietro Mutino and Maria Giuseppa Zanchelli Your great-great-great-grandfather Pietro Mutino (born 1811) was son of Giovanni Mutino and Maria Iacobaccio Your great-great-great-great-grandfather Giovanni Mutino (born 1775) was son of Pietro Mutino and Liberantonia Pilla Your great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Pierto Mutino (born 1735) was son of Giovanni Mutino and Maria Maddalena Pilla Your great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Giovanni Mutino (born 1698) was son of Mario Mutino and Angela Del Grosso Your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Mario Mutino (b. 1658) was son of Antonio Mutino and Angela Marozza Your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Antonio Mutino (b. 1630) was son of Onofrio Mutino and Diana Iacobaccio.
Your Ancestors were all born and died in Colle ("Terra del Colle" in the ancient documents, and "Colle Sannita" since 1861).
I hope you'll enjoy my informations about your Family from Colle Sannita.
Best Regards, dr. Fabio Paolucci
Dear Dr. Paolucci,
Please forgive me for not thanking you in a timely manner for all your hard work. It was very rude of me. I have enjoyed the information greatly.
Now that I have returned to genealogy, the depth of information you have so dilengently provided will be immensely useful.
Hello Fabio, My great grandfather was on the boat to America when 19 holding residence in "Colle Sanista" I am guessing they made a mistake on the manifest. And I think they meant to say Colle Sanitta. the date was July 1,1900 Naples. Trying to find family lineage. His name was Rafaelle Galasso. Wonder if you find anything or even if it is the same city.... Thanks, Look forward to hearing back from you. Rick Gioiello
Ciao Fabio, I am pretty sure after talking to my aunt that it was Colle Sannita (Benevento). I understand at that time, it was difficult time for people to find work in that area. So many left the area to find work and raise a family. are there records do you think where I could find answers to the lineage? Thanks, Rick
He left Colle Sannita on July 1,1900 destined to his father Antonio on the SS Bolivia to NYC destined to an address on Morris Avenue, Bronx, NYC. If you wish to conduct your own family researches then may I urge you to borrow the book ITALIAN GENEALOGICAL RECORDS by Trafford R. Cole which is an easy read and makesa great way to research on your own at your own pace without having to wait for answers from another person as quickly as you can obtain same since the book gives you excellent information. Further you can always come back to us if you hit a brick wall!!! Peter