My LEONE line goes back to 1800-1820.
I do not have dates on these, but
Guisto RICCEPITO married Rosalia LEONE and
to them was born at least 1 daughter named
Vincenza RICCEPITO...she was born Abt. 1846
in San Giuseppe Jato.
Vincenza RICCEPITO married Giuseppe RANDAZZO
(who was born Abt. 1850 in San Giuseppe, Jato)
They were married on December 21, 1877 in
San Cipirello. To them was born at least 1
male child: Gioacchino RANDAZZO. He was
born in 1881 in Partinico...
My RANDAZZO lines came in through the Ports of New Orleans and New
York. I have a definate connection to the Louisiana/Texas branch...
My Randazzo's come from Palermo Province, Sicily, Italy. I have a large
number of them which are not yet posted on my Web Site, and even more
which I have not made the connections with in the small towns of San
Cipirello and San Giuseppe...I have translated and transcribed all the
birth records of the Randazzo's from thse town between 1820 and 1880...
some come from Partenico and Borgetto, as well.
I have a database with 2700 related names. Some of the names
include: PETTA, BALSAMO, RANDAZZO, RUSSO..many from the
Milwaukee, Wisconsin area..if your Italian/Arberesh side is smaller,
perhaps you could send me some of the surnames you are interested in???
These are the major surnames in my database...hope this helps. Are you
a member of P.O.I.N.T.? It stands for "Pursuing Our Italian Names
Together". I have been a member for 4 years and it has been very
helpful to me. They also have local chapters and meetings which are
called "Pointers in Person" (PIP).
There is a PIP meeting in Milwaukee at 11:00AM at the Italian Community
Center. I am taking my dad with me this time. Annually the POINT group
publishes a directory with the names of people who are researching,
their addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (what ever
way the wish to be contacted). This directory is set up to cross research
by surname, and town of origin. Quarterly, they publish a small magazine
which I find very interesting..lots of culture and heritage.
Again, hope I have been helpful. Looking forward to hearing from you,
My RANDAZZO line is related to the TERRASI line which settled in
currently at: email@example.com
home e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(needs to be updated with
the past 18 months of info, but you might find it interesting)