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Cafiero family from Meta di Sorrento

Cafiero family from Meta di Sorrento

Giorgio Cafiero (View posts)
Posted: 1043908118000
Classification: Query
My father's Milano, but his family is from Meta. He was born in 1949, but his family left Meta a few years before he was born. His mother's name was Bianca and his father's was Igino. Now I'm a first generation italian-american living in Palo Alto California.. email me if you think there's i'm related to you.. peace - giorgio

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Mariano (View posts)
Posted: 1054771595000
Classification: Query
Dear Giorgio,
Cafiero is a last name from Meta di Sorrento no matter what. Everyone with this last name that is able to do research for Ancestry will get to Meta. We have a Crest (I have a picture and I'll post next time) that you can ammire in the Church of Santa Lucia (St Lucy 1400circa) on the column around the Altar, in Meta di Sorrento. Mentioned church still "belong" to the Cafiero Family.
Thanks to 2 brother and a sister of my Grandfather (Mariano Cafiero died 1928), which first make sure that their son never forget Meta di Sorrento and the Church of Santa Lucia, I start to be interested to do some research to understand why I have some many relatives in New York and I work on the family tree, and since I'm from Meta (I'm an alien in USA I have working Visa) I was able to go back till 1700. On my family side the name that repeat often are Antonio, Salvatore, Mario and Gaetano.
Unfortunately I have to go.............
By the way I'm :
Mariano Cafiero (Typical Name and Last Name of Meta di Sorrento) Mariano is name dedicate to Maria which is the main Church in Meta (Basilica Pontificia Santa Maria del Lauro) and Cafiero THAT'S IT!
my father was Mario Cafiero born and died in Meta
my grand father was Mariano Cafiero
my great grand f was Antonio Cafiero
my great grand grand F was Salvatore Cafiero born from Mariano Cafiero e Francesca Maresca

Mariano Cafiero
from Meta di Sorrento

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Rick Cafiero (View posts)
Posted: 1083012342000
Classification: Query

My father was Salvatore Cafiero, born and died in US. His father was Rafael Cafiero, from Meta, and his mother was Rachella Maresca from Piano. I know my father had a few uncles who were sea captains. I think one was named Amelio.


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antonio cafiero (View posts)
Posted: 1095996991000
Classification: Query

I have recently become very interested in my family history. My father, Girolamo Cafiero, was born in Meta di Sorrento in 1919 and, after serving in the Regia Marina (Italian Navy) as a Submariner, he immigrated to the United States in 1948 where he met and married my mother Gloria Cafiero in 1950.

If your family has any connection to Sorrento, Meta, Piano or the Amalfi Coast, we are probably related.

Please contact me via this post, my email or phone

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Michael Cafiero (View posts)
Posted: 1096460258000
Classification: Query
Hi Rick!

My father's Dad was also named Salvator Cafiero! We might be closely related. Send me an email at
I'd like to look into this further.


Michael Cafiero

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Joanne Maria Cafiero (View posts)
Posted: 1135811533000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Capillo, Capiello, D'Esposito
I am in the process of investigating my paternal father's history. My grandfather, Stephen Cafiero was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1884. He married Giovannina D'Esposito in 1917 and they had 7 children. His father, Antonino Cafiero was from Meta of Sorrento. Grandpa had 3 brothers and a sister, Guiseppe, Chick, Antonio and Filomena. I am trying to find out when my great grandfather, Antonino Cafiero emigrated to the U.S., when and if he becamed a citizen when he died. He was married to Fortunata Capillo (or Capiello).

Any information would be great. Thanks so much.
Joanne (Giovannina)

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Salvatore Joseph Cafiero (View posts)
Posted: 1157283275000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cafiero
Hello Fellow Cafiero's...

My name is Salvatore Joseph Cafiero. I am the son of Joseph Gasper Cafiero and Matilda Tonno. My father grew up in Meta Di Sorrento and was born in 1919. He also had two brothers, William and Salvatore Cafiero and one sister, Theresa Cafiero.

If anyone knows how our family might be connected to other Cafiero's from Meta, please respond.

Thank you, Salvatore

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Joanne Cafiero (View posts)
Posted: 1157299975000
Classification: Query
Family legend has it that my grandfather's father, Antonio Cafiero immigrated to the US in the mid 1800s and was from Meta di Sorrento. My grandfather had brothers, a "Chick" Cafiero and twin brothers, and a sister, Philomena Cafiero. They all lived in Brooklyn, NY. Antonio Cafiero was married to Fortunata Verniero, who eventually became blind. If this sounds familiar to anyone, let me know.
Joanne Cafiero

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Posted: 1200247522000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cafiero
I was am looking for a Joanne Cafiero. Her mother's name is Antoinette, her father is Murray. I was wondering if this may be you. Her grandparents came from Meta di Sorrento also...(grandmothers name would be Giovanna)

Hope to hear from you soon.

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Posted: 1200255397000
Classification: Query
My Mom's name is Maria MADDALONI Cafiero. My father Anthony Francis Cafiero. My paternal grandmother was Giovanina Esposito Cafiero, Her husband, Steven C. Cafiero
Joanne Cafiero
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