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Salerno research

Salerno research

Posted: 940632363000
Edited: 1051996712000
My mother's name is Benedetta Salerno. Her family came to America from San Fratello, Italy. My grandmother's name was Rosalia Salerno. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.


Giuseppe Salerno (View posts)
Posted: 943434026000
We have family in the town you mention.
Do you have an Armando in the family tree?


Rosalia Salerno

Terry Olson (View posts)
Posted: 943653544000
Just yesterday, I asked my neighbor, Sal Salerno, how far back he knew his family in Italy, and he handed me a copy of his grandfather's birth record. We were sharing a Thanksgiving Dinner at Sal's house! Today I found your message, and here is a name straight from that record in the same town! Sal's grandfather had the same name as he does- Salvatore Salerno, born 5 June 1877 in San Fratello, son of Antonino Salerno and Rosalia Mondello. Salvatore married Carolina Virzi. Apparently there was a mudslide or landslide in the town which caused records to become lost or damaged, so going back any further may not be easy, or perhaps impossible. Do you know, or have you heard of Sal? Did Benedetta have a brother named Salvatore (or could she have had...)? Where in America did Benedetta live, and did Rosalia live with her? Did Rosalia not come to America with a husband? Where is Rosalia buried? Is Benedetta still living? If not, when did she die, and where is she buried?

Please contact me- my email address is

Thanks Robert!

Re: Salerno research

Posted: 1193350755000
Classification: Query
My grandparents came from San Fratello also. My grandfather's name is Benedetto. He had brothers named Anthony, Joseph, and Alfred. He had sisters named Benedetta Tripodo, Rosalia LoScatzo, and Mariano Artina. If any of these names sound familiar, let me know. I am trying to trace our family tree, but I do not know the names of my grandfather's mother and father. I know that my grandfather settled in the state of Ohio with Joseph and Alfred.

Re: Salerno research

Posted: 1193361612000
Classification: Query
Surnames: D'Ambrosio,Emanuele,Salerno and Licchi.
Hi dqbonnieblue,
Thanks so much for the email. We do have some name similarities. My Grandmother Rosalia Salerno left 2 children with her parents in San Fratello, Sicily, when she came to America. She came to America with her sister, Felicia. Grandma Rosalia children's names in San Fratello were Benedetto and Graziella. On her ship's manifest it states that she also had 2 sisters in San Fratello named Marianna and Benedetta. Your Grandfather's name Benedetto and his 3 sisters names, Rosalia, Mariano (Marianna) and Benedetta all match my Family's names. I have more information but let's first see if we have a connection based on the similarities. My Grandmother Rosalia settled in Harlem, New York.
Best Regards,
Robert D'Ambrosio

Re: Salerno research

Posted: 1315195871000
Classification: Query
My name is Paul F. Salerno I live in Dayton Ohio. My Grandfathers name is Francesco Salerno origin of Palermo. I have a relative named Giongospere who has land in favignana please reply with any Family relations.

Re: Salerno research

Posted: 1363548326000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Salerno, Artale
Robert, my mother's name was Theresa Artale, and her mother, Marianna Salerno came from San Fratello Italy and her sister was Rosalia Salerno. I wonder if your mother and my grandmother were sisters?
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