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last name guglielmo or guglielmi

kathy (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jan 2001 11:38PM GMT
in 1992 i was fortunate enough to find my biological family. i found out my father's family came from italy, somewhere near alvignano, at least angelina was and she was married to a giuseppe guglielmi. my father's name was stephan g. williams(guglielmo), he was born in 1912, passed in 1961. i never met him, i know he also has a daughter named anne marie from a previous marriage, and my brother, stephen g., who just passed in 1999. if anything sounds familiar, please let me know, i want to know as much as possible, especially if i have cousins or any other relatives.

Re: last name guglielmo or guglielmi

Frank Guglielmo (Guglielmi) (View posts)
Posted: 15 May 2003 1:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Guglielmi from Avigliano, Italy. This was a faily common name from that area. There are a limited number of Guglielmo/Guglielmi from that area. Some changed their name to Williams (the English translation).
Some are in Stamford, Conn.
Others in Wilks Barre, PA and Scranton. They use Williams. I have lost track of them.

There is also a Nole branch in NJ.

Re: last name guglielmo or guglielmi

Posted: 19 Apr 2008 1:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guglielmo, Williams
Some of the Guglielmo family also settled in Waterbury, and some of them also changed their name to Williams.

Re: last name guglielmo or guglielmi

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 5:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: guglielmi; brunetti; ferrara;
My husband's surname is Williams - changed from Guglielmo;
Researching church records in Avigliano, Italy I learned the correct spelling Guglielmi used in both the civil and church records of the village of Avigliano. Vito Vincenzo Guglielmi
married to Caterina Brunetti eventually settled in Port Chester, New York and had 13 children. Family story now is that some cousins settled in Connecticut - maybe Stamford or Waterbury, CT. Vito Vincenzo Guglielmi, born 1870, is the son of Giuseppe Guglielmi di Vincenzo and Anna Maria Ferraro. - I read this as Joseph Guglielmi son of Vincenzo Guglielmo. Feel feel to contact me as I am very interested in furthering my husband's family research. Willing to share what I have. Susan Williams

Re: last name guglielmo or guglielmi

Posted: 20 Apr 2009 5:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guglielmi; Guglielmo; Pace; Martinelli; Brunetti
I am back with a further reply. I re-checked the 1920 census for Waterbury and found a Frank Guglielmo with wife Josie, numerous children and mother-in-law Mary Pace.
Interestingly enough, the oldest daughter of Vito Vincenzo Guglielmi, Maria or Millie married Rocco Pace of New Rochelle, New York. Another interesting coincidence:
your surname is Martinelli - possibly from Avigliano?
Vito Vincenzo's wife, Caterina Brunetti was born in Avigliano - mid-wife name was Maria Rosa Martinelli. I found her name listed on several birth certificates for children of unknown parentage i.e. illegitimate. Interesting coincidences. Susan Williams

Re: last name guglielmo or guglielmi

Posted: 8 Jul 2012 7:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: guglielmo, guglielmi
My last name is Williams. My father's first name is Frank. His father's name is also Frank. My Great grandfather came to Ellis Island from Italy and his name was Francisco Guglielmo and he changed it to Williams. I am very interested in learning more about my heritage. Maybe even changing my name back to Guglielmo.

Re: last name guglielmo or guglielmi

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 11:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Guglielmo, Guglielmi, Gugliotti, Gugliemo, Williams, William
A couple of people independently told me that the surnames Guglielmi, Guglielmo, Gugliotti, and similar names all originated from the same surname (I think it was Guglielmi). Also, although many people changed the name to Williams, some of them changed it back. More accurately, the people documenting the birth records stopped their creative record keeping and started documenting with accuracy.

My interest in this name stems from my granduncle Nicholas Anthongy "Cola" Martinelli b 1875 Avigliano and his marriage 1898 to Marie Carmella "Molly" Guglielmo b 1883 Avigliano. The happy couple had 5 kids together. Her parents are Vito Guglielmo and Rosa Palossa.

I am also related in different areas of the family to different Gugliotti families.

In my records, not known to be related to me (yet), I have a Paul Nicholas Guglielmo b 1868 Avigliano m Maria Genovese b 1872 Avigliano; the pair had 8 children, all with the Williams surname. The first 2 were born in Dunmore Pa, the next was born in Avigliano, then Dunmore for the next 3, Toronto for the next born, then back to Dunmore.

I have a few more people in my files with these surnames, and I am most interested in the Avigliano to Waterbury families.

Re: last name guglielmo or guglielmi

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 11:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Just read your message ... I am not certain about the names having the same origin. However, I have read church records from Avigliano ... searching the name Gugliemi.
The family in the U.S. (Port Chester, NY) used the spelling Gugliemo. However, all the church records found indicate the spelling ending in the letter "i".

A storm is gathering .. so I will end this ... and write back later. Will look at what I do have and see if there are any names I could help you with. If you don't hear from me, please post again.

Re: last name guglielmo or guglielmi

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 11:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
You probably know that the "o" is singular and the "i" is plural for masculine nouns in Italian; so when I research names such as these, I look for both. Similarly, I've seen "Gugliemo" within a Guglielmi family. I can't find the information now, but I researched a couple which had 3 children, then switched from the Italian to the Americanized version at the same time that the spouse switched from the Swedish to the Americanized version of her name, had 3 more kids, then they both switched back for the final set of kids; it drove me nuts for the longest time - I thought that there were 2 separate families - until I accidentally found a document which clarified that they were all one and the same clan. Also keep in mind that in many Italian towns, including Avigliano, families are not known or referred to by their actual names, but rather by their family nicknames. So, if you ask a native about a person or family, you may get nowhere until you know the nickname.

Re: last name guglielmo or guglielmi

Posted: 14 Jun 2013 1:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
I understand what you are talking about .. especially many years ago. However, what I am writing about is the official church and/or civil records. I have seen/read and copied some of them. What people did once they came to the U.S. ... used one spelling or another is a different point. You are absolutely correct that when researching - especially when searching census records - you must be aware of changes in spelling. I have another example with a name within my husband's family. The grandmother's maiden name was Sposta. They used it the entire time they lived in the U.S. Not sure about what name them emigrated with ... probably Sposta. By researching I found there were three brothers who entered the country at about the same time ... they settled in Port Chester. The correct family name -- in the church and civil records -- was Esposito. One of the brothers always used the name Esposito -- maintained a limited contact with the Sposta's -- the children thought they were related but didn't understand how because of the difference in name. Probably a similar situation as in your family. Esposito was a name given to illegitimate children .... the name means exposed -- they were "exposed" -- put up for adoption. In researching the records eventually you will find the first "Esposito" and you will see that either the father was unknown ... or the mother was known but father never identified. Then you cannot research further back. I meant to write in my last e-mail -- the one interupted by the storm - is that I had been trying to connect the Guglielmi/Guglielmo family of Connecticut with the family in Port Chester. I believe the common ancestor probably goes back 5 or 6 generations ... making it difficult to find the connection .. of course, that only makes them 5th or 6th cousins. I know ... I have read the church records and may still have them on loan at my local Mormon Reading Room. Tell me again the earliest Guglielmi you have in your line and the approx year of their birth - any information you have about them .... and I will start searching in my records. I have traced my husband's Guglielmi line back to the 1700's.
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