Perhaps I can contribute to the research on the AVIERINO (no 'S') lines in Egypt with data from my own maternal ancestry:
AVIERINO family originated from Greek island of Kefallinia (source: Greek genealogist)
Annetta AVIERINO: birth & parental details unknown. Married Charles Joseph HICKS (b c1815 London; d 1865 Alexandria) 23 September 1842 in Anglican Church (source: British Chaplaincy Registers, Guildhall Library, London). Witnesses: Eustachio CHEUER/CHIVER/CHIEUER, Pilla TAYLOR & G. CHASSAUD. Descent HICKS line (see my message in HICKS Forum).
Of their children, only first child shown with mother's name Annetta AVIERINO, remainder with mother's name "Maria called Henrietta AVIERINO". As no death/burial record for Annetta found in Alexandria or Cairo, and no marriage record for Charles Joseph HICKS and Maria/Henrietta AVIERINO found in either Catholic, Anglican or Greek Orthodox churches there, quite possibly one and same woman/spouse. See below.
Marie Henrietta AVIERINO, wife of Charles Joseph HICKS, died Alexandria 1901 aged 75 = born ca 1826.
Poalina Savasti AVIERINO (born Alexandria 1855 based on aged 20 at marriage) daughter of Alessandro AVIERINO born Kefallinia and wife Caterina MORA - more below. Married 10 May 1875 Alexandria (British Consulate) Charles Spiridian HICKS (1848-1896), son of Charles Joseph HICKS mentioned above.
Alessandro AVIERINO, born pre-1820, Kefallinia; married Caterina MORA (Spanish national) 1841 St Catherine's Catholic church, Alexandria.
Alessandro AVIERINO, born 1842+; possibly son of above Alessandro & Caterina. Married Nicoletta OLIVETTI (Italian national, born 1861 Alexandria; died 1947 Alexandria, buried from St Catherine's church).
Cleanthe AVIERINO, born 1821; parental details unknown but same generation as Annetta / Marie Henrietta and Alessandro AVIERINO's mentioned above. Married Daniel TURIN (born c 1817) 1842 Anglican church, Alexandria. His profession given as 'Commandant'. Descent TURIN line.
Aristide AVIERINO (born c1858 - based on aged 43 in 1901 when witness to birth of nephew Giorgio LEONCAVALLO), brother to Poalina above. Married Enrichetta Mattilda Armanda LEONCAVALLO (born 1880 Alexandria; died 1951 Alexandria, daughter of Giuseppe Maria Tommaso LEONCAVALLO, judge Mixed Tribunals) 1898 Greek Orthodox church of The Annunciation, Alexandria. No children.
Sister to Enrichetta, Ida LEONCAVALLO (1867-1911), married Octavio JOANOVICH 1885 St Catherine's church, Alex. Their daughter Maria Antoinetta JOANOVICH (1897-1968) married Sydney HICKS (1889-1941 nephew to Charles Spiridian HICKS & Poalina AVIERINO) - from whom came my mother, Marjorie HICKS (b 1923), who married David PONTET (b 1919), and I am their first born, b 1945 Cairo).
Would welcome communication with anyone else related to this family; and I am prepared to share whatever info I have.
My maternal descent is from the AVIERINO-HICKS and LEONCAVALLO-JOANOVICH-HICKS lines.
Small wonder I am a complicated person!
28 January 2006
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