Posted By:David Long
Subject:Re: Some Sicilian History-The Arberesh
Post Date:December 26, 2008 at 21:56:40
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Forum:Italy Genealogy Forum
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I am from Sacramento California. My grandparents both immigrated here via Ellis Island from Piana de Albanesi in the early 1900s. Many of the names that show up on this brief history of Piana are names that are in my family tree and/or are names of the friends of my mother's family. My grandmother was a Zuccaro and my grandfather was a Damiani. Both from Piana. I have a beginning family tree of both my grandparents. If you think electronic copies of those trees would help you, email me.

Names like Dorangricchia, Matranga, Schiro, Guidera, Mandala, Carnesi, Petrotta, Carollo, Barbato, Cuccia, etc. are familiar names to me, as many of the Arebresh in Sacramento have these surnames.