Genealogy in Colliano

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

Tracing your Italian roots back to Colliano, in Salerno province, Campania region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in Colliano, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in Colliano
If your ancestral trail leads to Colliano, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • Colliano City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for Colliano residents since then.
  • Colliano Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring Colliano’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in Colliano

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province civil registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Colliano Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Colliano Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Colliano during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Colliano to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit Colliano !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Colliano, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
  • Are you interested in this? Write us at or fill this form

    Next picture shows the demographic trends in Colliano from the Italian Unification (1861).
    This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.


    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Colliano. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Colliano archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Salerno province are:
    Alfano, Amato, Annunziata, Apicella, Bruno, Califano, Caputo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cuomo, D’Amato, D’Ambrosio, D’Angelo, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, Esposito, Ferraioli, Ferrara, Gallo, Giordano, Greco, Grimaldi, Iannone, Lamberti, Landi, Manzo, Marino, Napoli, Pagano, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Pepe, Rinaldi, Rizzo, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Senatore, Sessa, Sica, Sorrentino, Tortora, Trotta, Vitale, Vitolo, Volpe.

    Church Records in Colliano

    Church archives in Salerno province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
    So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Campania started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Colliano on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

    In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Colliano:

    S. FRANCESCO D’ASSISI – C.da Bagni di Contursi


    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Colliano, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

    Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives of Salerno.

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Colliano area , write to or fill the form here.

    Our expert will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

    If you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Campania and of course in Colliano too.

    Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Colliano forum:
    if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Colliano feel free to leave a message below.

    67 thoughts on “Genealogy in Colliano”

    1. Searching for records of Giuseppe errico(enrico)
      Married to pasqualina Georgio
      My paternal grandparents
      My grandfather came to the US alone went from pa,Chicago, NY abs settled in DC he never returned to Italy he remarried after my grandmothers death
      And sent fir my father Carmen Enrico and aunt Risina Enrico Leone

    2. I am searching for my paternal grandparents and beyone. I know my grandpa’s name was Angelo Maria Grieco and grandma was Maria Fasano. I have found several familiar names in our family tree – Vuocolo, Gugilociello, Maria and Angelo settled in Fayette County, PA, namely, in Connelsville where my father was born in 1903. Angelo was born in 1873-1875, Maria in 1869. They were married in 1894. My father, Carmelo Leone Angelo Grieco later changed his name to Charles.
      However, after that, I don’t find any further records for Angelo. I have not found his death location, year or cause. Maria lived until 1961. I still remember her as a little, feisty lady who had boundless energy. We had Sunday dinners with her every week almost until she died.

      If anyone can lead me to additional records, I’d be so grateful. Multo Gracie!

      1. Hi Carol – I know there is a family of Grieco’s in Toronto Canada, who are, I believe, from Salerno Province. One of the daughters (in her 40s+) moved to Montreal. Her name is Monia. Hope that helps start the ball rolling. Check out my reply to Brian and Jeffrey below, re-the Gugiocello family too. Good luck in your search.

      2. Carol, My father was Angelo Fasano. He was born in 1894, lived in Connelsville when he first came from Colliano then moved to Youngstown, Ohio. Maria may have been his sister.

    3. My family, DelGrippo all came from the Colliano area to the USA in the early 1900. Many settled in Central Pennsylvania in Lock Haven with other italians. Christafaro, Sementelli, Grieco, Caprio, Fasano, Vuocolo, and others. They are mostly gone now but their grankids live. We had anentie “first Ward of italians.
      Best wishes, Gary

      1. My father was a Del Grippo. He was given up for adoption. His grandfather was Antonio Vito Del Grippo and his wife name was Carmella. They left Colliano in 1880’s. The family lives in Lock Haven Pa. DNA confirmed that I am a Del Grippo. We Think Julia Del Grippo was my father’s mother. We believe the father was a Gaudiosi. He also came from Colliano to Pa in the Late 1888.

        1. I may have responded to an earlier post of yours. Haven’t looked at this site in awhile. I believe Gary and I are cousins. My
          grandfather was Antonio Vito DelGrippo and my grandmother, (who I named after) was Carmella Caputo. They came from Colliano about 1905 with one daughter, Mary. They then had 10 more children. I am trying to research them but there are not many records available. Virtually none from Italy. I was going to visit Colliano in 2020 but Covid hit. Hope to get there some day. I want to trace the family in Italy. If you have questions, please let me know.

    4. Hello, my great grandmother and great grandfather were married in coliano I believe in the late 1800’s. Her name was artemisia pecorrara and his name was Leopoldo gaudiosi . I planned on visiting this month but because of the virus of course am unable to. I’m praying to be able to visit next year . If you have any information or can help me I will be so very grateful . Thank you ??

    5. I am looking for any information about my grandfather and grandmother who came from Colliano in the very early 1900’s. Paolo Carbone married Concetta Gianinni and relocated to Crabtree PA and then Coral PA where Paolo worked for the steel mills. They relocated to New York around the time of the great depression.

        1. Thanks for the info, I plan to travel to PA in the near future to see if I can locate any records and just see the area my Grandparents lived way back then. I will checkout the Carbone restaurant if I go there.

    6. looking for any relatives of Pasquale Salandra/salandro. migrated to crabtree pa with Anna Maria vernino and young daughter my his first wife no knowledge of her at all . died in childbirth?

    7. Hi, I am searching for information about my grandfather Patrck J George, who lived in Waterbury, Ct. I am sure he came from Colliano and his Italian name was Pasquale Giorgio, he married Carmela Guarreiro.

    8. Hi – my mother (Grieco) and I will be visiting Colliano in July (’19). I’m “stuck” in researching her side of the family. Her father was Vito Anthony Grieco (1875-1941) who was born in Colliano and emigrated to Clinton County PA (Lock Haven). His father and mother were Sebastiano and Filomena Caprio (her parents were Guiseppe Caprio and Maria Rosa Grieco). Vito’s brother were Anthony J. Grieco (m. Annunziata Frasca), Nicola G. Grieco, and Charles P. Grieco (m. Dorothy Rusca). His sisters were Maria Teresa (m. Eugenio Gaudiosi), and Dominica M. (m. George Russo).

      Can anyone fill in the blanks? I found four Grieco’s listed as still living in the area. My search dead ends at Vito’s father, and his mother’s parents. Vito came to Lock Haven, PA, and for sometime teamed up with the Caprio’s in a logging business related to the railroad. He and his wife (Catherine Byrnes Grieco) opened a hotel/speakeasy/bar in Lock Haven, which is no longer standing. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

      1. My Aunt s name was Helena Gaudiose Russo. I know her husband was Colliano as were my grandparents. My Granfather was Michael Gaudiose (Gaudiosi) and my grandmother was Maria Chill shortened I am sure. My uncle was an olive oil salesman which is how he met my aunt. My grandparents lived in Crabtree Pa then moved to Youngstown Ohio.

        1. Thanks so much for your reply…it’s at least a clue, as we’re trying to find Vito’s records. Appreciate your help.


          1. I am seeking any information I be able to in reference to the BONIELLO FAMILY. I was just informed that my great-great grandparents Rocco and Filomena Boniello (aka Bonello) came from Colliano and married there. Moved to America in the 1880s. If anyone has any information, I would greatly appreciate it. Thankyou.

        2. My Grandfather and his siblings lived in New Castle PA, I believe in the early 1900s or late1800s with their Father and his wife from Colliano. The surname was CHILL, shortened from GUGLIOCELLO. One of my Grandfather’s sisters, Anna, married another CHILL (GUGIOCELLO) , and both families had originated in Colliano. We assume they would have been distant cousins. I did some research today, and it seems the spelling of GUGLIOCELLO (as we have always known it) may actually be GUGLIUCELLO. My Great Grandfather’s wife may have been Mary or Anna (as my Grandfather’s Sisters were Mary, Anna, and Lizzy). My Grandfather, the youngest, was born in New Castle. PA ~ 1906 and his Mother died in childbirth. My Great Grandfather went back to Colliano to find a wife and came back with her to New Castle. I only ever knew her as “Great Grandma”. She and my Great Grandfather had another 4 children (Minnie, Josephine, Henry, and Rose). Maybe there is a connection…as Youngstown is just a hop, skip, and a jump from New Castle,PA. That’s about all I know. – Linda

          1. My Great Grandfather is Henry Gugliucciello. He had several brothers and sisters. He lived in New York. I wonder if it is the same?

    9. I’m trying to find the family of Rocco Vuocolo and Donate Gugliceool varies with spelling they were my great grandparents Their daughter Angela Maria married Giovanni Luigi Spatola Any help would be greatly appreciated

    10. I am searching for information on my great grandmother. Her name was Maria D. Esposito, but I think her father was also using the surname of Gaudiosi. She was born in Colliano in 1859, but I do not know the exact date. She married Donato Fornataro and emigrated to Hazleton, PA, at the turn of the century. Any help would be appreciated.

      1. I assume you’re aware Esposito is a foundling name? Though it’s possible she was descendant from a foundling. Just helps to know.

    11. I am looking for information on my great grandparents Guiseppe and Angelina Marcella Guglicello from Colliano. Any information would be appreciated.

      1. Good Morning
        Did you ever find anything out with the Guglicello?
        My wife’s great grandfather was Antiono Guglicello…from Colliano came to US 1888
        LIved in Stockton, NJ
        Like to know what you found out….thanks

      2. To DONNA, JEFFREY, and GARY re- GUGLIOCELLO family:

        I replied on June 30, 2023 to Kelly (and to Brian) about the Gugiocello line in Colliano, as I know it from my PA family.
        Please see if any of that info helps you. Hope so.
        My grandfather spoke of Angelo Chill and other Chill’s and Gugliocello’s in the New Castle, PA – Youngstown,OH vicinity.

    12. I’m looking for info on my family which i just found out they were from Colliano.The name is Gugliociello,Any help would be appreciated.
      Thank you

    13. I am looking for information about grandfather Biagio Scaglione i believe he is from Colliano. Came to US 1905. He was born 1894. Maybe hisfather Arcangelo Scaglione came same ship 1905 he was born 1864. Not sure Arcangelo is my great grandfather all i have is my grandfather’s name. Know he had sisters Lucy & Lena.Came into N Y & settled in NJ. If anyone has any information love to know about it.
      Thank you

      1. Hi, my grandmother was Angelina Scaglione known as Lena and her sister was
        Lucy. They both married brothers Antonio and Otto Georgio and settled in Brooklyn before moving to Long Branch NJ. Can this be real ? I am very excited as I have a Georgio cousin who went to Colliamo to research records of the Georgios.

      2. Hi Joyce, my grandmother was Angelina Scaglione known as Lena and her sister was Lucy. They both married brothers named Georgia and lived in NYand NJ. PLS CONTACT ME.

    14. Hi. I am trying to find information on Francesco Fornataro, who was probably born around 1760-80. He was married to Felicia Via. He had at least one son, Vincenzo Fornataro. Vincenzo was born in either 1799 or 1800 and had two wives, Angela Maria Fiore and Rachela Fasano.

      Can you help me?


      1. Those names listed are also believed to be my ancestors. I have no further information, but I’m on the trail!

    15. I am looking for information on my grandfather Martino Del Grippo Born in Colliano on November 11 1892. He came to America from the port of Napoli in 1909. He had an older brother Antonio Vito Del Grippo. He also was born in Colliano Salerno in 1863 or there abouts. He also came to America in 1909.

      1. Not sure if you read this anymore, but my Aunt – Lucy Beatrice Grieco married Rocco DelGrippo. Rocky’s dad was Anthony DelGrippo (1883-1954) – he was married to Carmelo Caputo. They were all from Colliano. There are a lot of DelGrippo’s in Central Pennsylvania. Rocky’s son, Rocco Jr. lives in State College. Rocco Sr. was my great uncle.

      2. Yolande,
        My grandfather was Antonio V DelGrippo from Colliano, Italy. He was born in 1883 and came to American in 1905 with his wife Carmella Caputo DelGrippo. I would love to know more about his sibling(s). There is a Vito DelGrippo in the family plot in Lock Haven but I am not sure how he is related. The dates seem to be a little off but I’m not that sure that records that old are totally correct. My husband and I plan to visit Colliano next year and would appreciate any information you could share. Thanks.

    16. We are researching my great grand father. His name was Antonio Goffredo, born 3/28/1889 to Vincenzo and Maria Carbone Goffredo. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    17. Hi – I am trying to research my husband’s family name BERGAMO. We have had some professional genealogy work done that traces his family to Colliano. Any additional information you can provide would be very helpful!
      Angelo Bergamo, born about September 8, 1854
      His parents were Angelo and Mary Strobollo
      Went to US about 1882
      Angelo (b.1854) married Maria “Mary” Josephine Samella (b. March 19, 1861), daughter of Luigi & Theresa Samella.
      They may have had a child in Italy, Joseph Bergamo (b. April 1893)
      We may take a trip to Colliano this fall if there’s some good history there to research!

      1. Hi Sharon,

        I am working on my family tree. My great grandmother was Maria Vincenza Bergamo. She was born in Colliano in July of 1883. She came to the US in February of 1902 and settled in Waterbury, CT. She married my great grandfather Antonio Luongo (also from Colliano) on December 30, 1905. From the marriage certificate, I believe her parents were Luigi Bergamo and Carmella Capetta (both from Colliano).

        Not sure if this helps, but with a name like Bergamo from Colliano, we must be related!

    18. Roy Dante Tartaglia

      I have been to Colliano Italy where Grandfather was born, it is beautiful !
      He lived in Waterbury CT. Tartaglia family!

    19. I am trying to get information on my grandfather Pasquale Fasano who is from the Colliano/Valva towns
      I am looking for any brothers or sisters he may have had. I believe his father was Francesco Fasano. And his mothers birth name was Valletta. He was born 1881 in Valva and married Angelica Cuoco Any info would be appreciated.

      1. One of my ancestors, Vincenzo Fornataro (1800-1837), was married to a Rachela Maria Fasano or Fosano. Her father was listed as Francesco Fasano or Fosano. He was married to Angelo Russo. Could this be the person you need?

    20. I am trying to find information about the Colliano Fornataros.

      Angelo Fornataro (1873), my great grandfather, was married to Luigia Germana. His father was Antonio Fornataro (1834) and was married to Rosari Chiafullo. His father was Leone (1808) and his father was Pasquale (1778), and his father was Felice (1748) and his father was Vincenzo (1718).

      Angelo Fornataro (1834), whose father was also Antonio Fornataro, married to Joanne Chiafullo, but I can’t find any additional information on this branch of the tree. I know that the Angelos were cousins, because at some point Angelo (1834)’s son stayed with Angelo (1873)’s family.

      The Vincenzo Fornataros…My 6x Great grandfather Vincenzo was married to Antonio Durante but I can’t connect him to the Vincenzo who was married to Rachela Esposito and the Vincenzo who was married to Mary Angela Fiori.

      As far as I found, ALL of the USA Fornataros are from Colliano and the older generations mostly married into other Colliano families.

      Any information that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

      1. Hi Linda. My grandmother was a Fornataro whose parents were both from Colliano. He father had 10 siblings. I bet we could match up some names.

    21. I am researching my grandfather Pasquale Fasano son of Dominick Fasano born 1892 in Collaiana. I plan a visit in July and hope to trace my roots. Any help is appreciated.

    22. Hi, I am looking for information on my great grandparents Augusto and Angeline (Carbone) Cestaro. He arrived in Ellis Island in 1910. He was born in either 1884 or 1886 and she was born July 8, 1888. They settled in Waterbury, CT. Thank you!

      1. Hello Christy,
        I believe we have communicated before. We are related through the Osborns in Watertown, right.
        I started this process in what seems like ions ago and hired Joe Simione to help me.

        I would like to get the correct, full info. I believer cousin Wendy said she had information & pictures. However she never answered my inquiry. I too have lots of info. If you are interested please contact me.
        A Lia Cestaro wrote me once. Perhaps that is a possibility.

        1. Hello,
          This is Catherine again who is related to the Cestaros, Suozzos, Spinzis& Carbones & Giorgios.
          Contact me, per favore.

    23. I am looking for information on my great-grandparents, Carmine Gaudiosi (born around 1860/1861?) and Filemena Violo Gaudiosi (born 19 July 1880?). The family records are confusing since some records indicate that Carmine Gaudiosi was originally from Colliano, IT, and Filemena Violo was from Naples, IT. Other records indicate the opposite, that Carmine Gaudiosi was born in Naples, and Filemena was born in Colliano. I do not know which information is correct.

      I have driven through Colliano and saw numerous persons by the name Carmine Gaudiosi in the telephone book at a rest stop on the autopista. We believe Carmine immigrated to the US with his wife, Filomena Violo Gaudiosi, in the late 1800s to Ellis Island, NY. I know they were living in Yonkers, NY, in 1896 as my grandmother, Josephine Gaudiosi, was born there in 1896. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for the assistance.

    24. Researching Pascualena Giorgio and Giuseppe Enrico (Errico)
      From colliano my grandparents my grandfather came over in the 30s my father carmine enrico and my aunt Rosina Enrico came over in 35 to Ellis Island

      1. Pasqualina Giorgio came from Colliano and was the only sister of Pietro and Donato. Donato died at work in USA (Waterbury ?) hits by a train in the 10s(?). Pietro died in Salerno (in the room where I’m writing now this mail) in 1980, Pasqualina died in Colliano in 1932/33. The mother of Pasqualina was Angela Maria Luongo,the father Isidoro Giorgio. Giuseppe Errico came from Palomonte, near Colliano. I’m Antonella, the younger daughter of Fedora. My mother age is 97; we live together in Salerno. If you can tell us anything about Carmine and Rosina, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. Greeting to you and your whole family

        1. Hello Antonella,

          My great grandfather was Antonio Luongo who was born in Colliano in 1871 and he settled in Waterbury, Connecticut. He had a sister named Anna Maria Luongo was born in 1879 in Colliano and originally settled in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1903, but then moved to Batavia, New York where she married Giuseppe Giorgio. They had 5 children. I wonder if we are related?

      2. Looking for any information about my great-grandparents, Vincenzo Errico and Olme Cestare Errico who emigrated to the United States sometime in the 1880s-1890s. Thank you!

    25. Hi and thank you in advance for your help.
      I am searching for as much info I can get re my great grandfather who’s
      Name was Luca vuocolo who lived in coliano, one of his sons name was Vito

      1. Hello Marty,
        Angela Maria Luongo had a brother, Nicola. They both lived in Colliano. In 1926-7 a cousin of Pietro Giorgio, named Orazio came from Waterbury and remained in Colliano for one month. He was hairdresser in U.S.. I don’t know if his surname was Giorgio or Luongo. I think Luongo. If you have someone in your family named so, we are related. Regards

    26. Hi my husband’s family is from colliano. His great grandfather’s name was dominic rosamilia. He came to the us with either his brother or cousin around 1897. I wanted to see if there was any Rosamelia family that still lived in the area.

    27. Hello, I am looking for more information about my great grand parents, both born in Colliano. My great grand father’s name was Donato Carbone and he was born in 1884. He made several trips back and forth beginning in 1900 before settling permanently in New York. His wife, my great grand mother, Teresa Santa Lucia, eventually came to join him but I do not know what year. Any information regarding our lineage would be very much appreciated by my family. Thank you!

      1. Hi Victoria – It appears that my grandfather Carmine Carbone and his brother Giuseppe Carbone traveled from Colliano to Naples with your great grandfather Donato and his older brother Felice, and were passengers on the same ship, the Massilia, that arrived in New York in June 1900. It appears they were cousins. Do you know anything about Donato’s father?

        Best regards, Jack

        1. HELLO Jack,
          I had a relative Carmine Carbone married a Maria Carmella Spinzi in 1887. He became a relative of the Cestara family and lived in the Waterbury, CT area. Does any of that sound familiar?.

          1. Hi Victoria
            I had a relative Giovanni Carbone who married Fortnanaro Lucia. Trying to figure out if Giovanni was related to Carmine?
            As my grandmother Anna Rosa Carbone was born around 1901 maybe related to Carmine? Any connection you think?

    28. Hello,
      I am continuing research on my family, the Gugliucciello’s from Colliano. We can go back to Leone Gugliucciello, my great-great grandfather, who was married to Concetta Ferrante Gugliucciello (DOB 12/8/ 1841-Colliano / DOD 10/15/34 America). We are unsure of his birth/death dates but he did not migrate to America. Concetta did on Oct.1, 1912. They had 2 sons of which we were aware since they migrated to America, Pasquale (DOB 1/2/1867-Colliano/DOD 1923 America) and my great-grandfather, Angelo (DOB 3/11/1878 / DOD 11/10/1961 America). Angelo married Mariantonia Fasano Gugliucciello di Donato (DOB 10/11/1878 DOD 2/4/1957)on 9/11/1896. Angelo arrived in Ellis Island on 3/26/1900 and Mariantonia June 20, 1902. Any information that could be provided would be very appreciated. Did Leone and Concetta have other children? Who was Leone’s parents? Church they attended?

      1. Hello.
        My great, great Grandfather was Leone Gugliocciello as well. Leone also had a son, my great grandfather, who’s name was Felice Gugliocciello. He married my great grandmother, Arcangela Cavallo. I passed your comment on to my cousin, Bob Smith (yes, he is Italian). He’s the one that has done the most research in my family (including visiting Colliano). I’m hoping that he can fill in some spaces for you.


      2. My great grandmother’s name was Concetta Gugliucciello, married name Digirolamo. She passed away in New Jersey in 1973 at the age of 96. I wonder if she is part of this family? I’ll need to do some digging.

    29. Hello,
      I’m researching my husband’s family that we recently discovered came from Colliano. The name here was Suozzo or Suazzo but we are wondering if perhaps in Italy the name was originally Cuozzo.

      I’m looking for information on Antonio Suozzo (born about 1861) and left for New York in 1887. He was married to Florence (Philomena) Volpe also in 1887, I believe in Italy before he left.

      His parents were Nicola and Angela Maria Suozzo and he may also have had a brother Dominick. Florence, born sometime around 1871-1876, had parents named Dominick Volpe and Dora Parrelli.

      If you can tell me anything about these people or direct me in my search (I live in the United States) I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your time.


      1. Angela Maria Suozzo, born 14 Sep 1836–died 13 Nov 1913) was my great great grandmother. Her maiden name was Napoliello. Nicola was her first husband. She had 2 sons with him. Antonio was married to Filomena Volpe.
        I don’t know for sure, but Nicola must have died young, because Angela Maria married my great great grandfather, Onofrio Fornataro. They lived in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and their death certificates state that they are buried here. I have tried to find their graves, but am not having any success. Angela and Onofrio had 7 or 8 children, most of whom are buried in our local cemetery.

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