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Researching families from Messina

Researching families from Messina

Posted: 947505600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1144767545000
Looking to share info on any of these surnames, primarily from Scala and Salice (small towns outside the city of Messina)Sicily, and the city of Messina itself. Approxiamately from 1826 to 1910 right now, hope to go further back soon. Thank you for any reply. Julie

Rometta, Messina, Sicily, Italy families and surrounding areas

Diana Welborn (View posts)
Posted: 948283200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1125255550000
Surnames: Cardullo, Venuto
All but Cardullo/Venuto from Sant'Andrea, Rometta, Saponara or Bauso (now Villafranca Tirrena).

Cardullo/Venuto origins unknown, but suspected in that region.

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Posted: 966427200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1019581261000
Surnames: Venuto
Hi Diana:
My mother in law's famila were Venuto's from Spadafora
may have written to you before ( old head bad memory )
Please reply


Karen Sorbello (View posts)
Posted: 975931200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bonnono
Looking for relations to Venera Bonnono who married Salvatore Sorbello in Sicily approx. 1890 leaving for anew life in Australia approx. 1904.
The spelling of Bonnono maybe wrong, please notify me at


Richard Buccieri (View posts)
Posted: 979646400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cardello
I am researching my grandparents from Sicily. Salvatore and Antionetta Cardello. They came to the US early 1900's. Looking for any relations including siblings

Battaglia name

Rachel Colletta (View posts)
Posted: 983620800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Colletta, Ciraulo, Battaglia, Borello
My grandmother's parents were Giseppe and Josephine Ciraulo. Josephine's maiden name was Battaglia. I know that they came from Sicily, Italy. Any info that anyone can give me, please e-mail me at

Gaetano Arrigo

Posted: 985176000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1096512542000
Surnames: Arrigo, Mercadante
looking for info on my grandfather from Messina, Italy married to Vera Mercadante. She was born April 13, 1902 and he was approx 20 years older than him. they were married in 1918 in USA and had 8 kids.

Arno, Anastasi, Rizzo

Posted: 985694400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1001462286000
Surnames: Arno, Anastasi, Rizzo
Hi Julie,
I connect to the above families. I would love to share information with you.

arno versus arnao

john arnao (View posts)
Posted: 987854400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: arnao, bertino, berenato, scianni

My surname is ARNAO. It is found in both Sicily, Italy & Spain. The earliest known info I have found on the ARNAO
spelling is a Stained Glass window maker in Spain in 1522.

I am not sure, but there could be a connection between the ARNAO name and the ARNO name.

What historical info do you have on ARNO families. What cities in Sicily are they from.

Are the families in the Messina or Palermo provinces.

I recognize the Rizzo name as a neighbor of my mother here in New Jersey.

I think I just spotted the Anastasi name on LDS microfilm records of Bauso, Sicily in 1878.

cardello & buccieri names

john arnao (View posts)
Posted: 987854400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: arnao, bicchiere, cardille, cardullo
I thought perhaps there was a connection to names I was researching = Bicchiere (glass), Cardille & Cardullo.

Hard to tell without knowing the exact locations in Sicily.

john arnao
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