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Saia from Cefalu, Sicily

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Saia from Cefalu, Sicily

christine saia (View posts)
Posted: 960236081000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1028026377000
Surnames: Saia
hello all saia's from sicily. my husbands grandfather and grandmother left cefalu sicily, as young newlyweds, in the early 1900's and landed in the missisippi gulf area. the name saia is very common in cefalu as we found when we visited there 2 years ago. you are correct on the pronunciation it is si-ee-yah, though many sicilians arriving in america changed it's spelling to accomodate the immigration folks. we have seen many variations on it but the original is saia. we were told this name originally hails from naples italy but have not had the time to do further research. for those who have not had the chance to make the trip, sicily is a gorgeous place with a fascinating history of conquering influences. a must for anyone with interest. we are hoping to locate any other saia's from the cefalu /polermo region.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
christine saia 960236081000 
joseph saia jr. 964346639000 
Jenn 968100199000 
Terry Jones 973802546000 
Terry Jones 978959965000 
Terry Jones 979024331000 
Bill Saia 1075074864000 
michelle saya 1048035257000 
Terry Jones 1048082658000 
michelle saya 1048108570000 
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