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To ALL CALISE Researchers

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To ALL CALISE Researchers

Robyn Stacey (View posts)
Posted: 1106639728000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1116941520000
Surnames: Calise
Not to discourage anyone about relationships, but...a little info that I learned from my mom and her Calise family regarding the Calise name.

My grandfather, Giovanni Guiseppe Calise immigrated to the USA in 1914. His father, Vito Mario, in 1910 before him. Vito brought his adopted son his natural daughter. Giovanni came with his mother and the rest of his siblings.

Back in the early 1960s, my grandparents took my mom to visit my grandfather's homeland, Forio d'Ischia.When they got there, Mom noticed a great number of Calise families on the island. She was told the name was like "Smith" in the USA. It is that common. As a matter of fact, Ischia and Naples area are the most condensed areas of Italy with the Calise name.

Now, I'm not saying we are not all related somewhere down the road, BUT...just not anywhere close to like the 1900s, 1800s, 1700s...maybe 1300. I don't know, but I can tell you that back in the middle ages Normandy ruled an area of what is now Italy called the Two Sicilies...or something similar. This area encompassed from Sicily up to Naples and included all the Islands off the coast, which would have included Ischia. This is of interest to Calise folks because I have been told the Calise name is of Norman ancestry adn origin.

Good luck to all in finding their families.
I, of course, have yet to get past my immigrating grandfather and great grandfather!

Robyn Stacey
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