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Re: Schipani's; near Naples, Italy>NY
Posted by: John Skipon Date: July 25, 2000 at 19:21:06
In Reply to: Schipani's; near Naples, Italy>NY by Heather Jones DeGeorge of 38

Hello Heather,
My name is john skipon I'm from St Paul,Minnesota. My grandfathers name was Giovanni (john) Schipani he was born in Mesoraca,catanzaro,Italy on june 25,1888 and died june 4,1970. His fathers name was Santo's Schipani and had a brother named Prospero ?. My grandfather and his brother came to the usa in 1909. The family name was changed to Skipon in the usa ,from what i was told because schipani was to hard to pronounce.Although i just started to look up the family tree Iv'e had no luck finding relatives. I do know that there are hundreds of schipani's through out Italy.I wish you the best in your search......John


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