Hello, my name is Tricia and my paternal grandmother's maiden name was Dionisi. Her family came from a small town outside of Rome named Canterano. My great-grandfather, Domenico Dionisi came to the US through Ellis Island on May 12, 1909. He arrived with an Enrico Dionisi and a Rocco Dionisi from the same town. Not sure if they were brothers/cousins, etc. He first settled in Northern Central PA in a town called Grugan located in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. His wife, Michelina Orlandi Dionisi and his two young daughters joined him in January of 1912. My grandmother, Mary was their first child born in the US (1913). They were living in Lock Haven at the time. Eventually they moved to Delaware near the PA state line and finally settled in Marcus Hook, PA. My great-grandfather worked for many years for Worth Steel Company.
If anyone thinks they may be related, I'd love to hear from you.