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Posted: 14 Mar 2011 5:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sasileo
Does anyone have any advice on how to find out a true last name? My grandfather came from Italy in the early 1920s through Sicily and was supposedly nobility. He passed away when my father was very very young and his last name was changed when he came through Ellis Island. I have no idea what my real last name would be or how to find out where he came from. Supposedly, the original last name was several words, but I also do not speak Italian. I don't care about titles or money or anything like that, I just want to find out where I came from. Thank you!

Re: Please help

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 10:48AM GMT
Classification: Query

http://www.ellisisland.org/
First Name: Carlo
Last Name: Saselio
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Partinico, Sicily
Date of Arrival: Feb 17, 1921
Age at Arrival: 18y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Henry R. Mallory
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0019

alternate spellings:
1. Salvatore Sasali Bu...gio 1906 24 View View View 93%
2. Michele Sasalier Oratino, Italy 1911 17 View View View 93%
3. Michele Sasalier Oratino, Italy 1911 19 View View View 93%
4. Francesco Sasalira Rionero, Italy 1911 43 View View View 93%
5. Jose Sasalis 1921 24 View View View 93%
6. Giuseppe Saselli S. Elia, Italy 1912 20 View View View 93%
7. Domenico Saselli Cerenaldo 1902 30 View View View 93%
8. Domenico Sasellico Alatri 1904 19 View View View 93%


http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi?iq=&ver=default&...

original manifest line 19 vito addotta uncle of carlo saselio
http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi?iq=&ver=default&...

Re: Please help

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 2:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for all of your research. I had found the manifest before and I do apologize, I should have mentioned that.

Unfortunately, the problem with him, according to my father, was that he lied about his birthplace when he came here because he did not want his father being able to find him. He was actually not Sicilian, but from Northern Italy and that's where things get murky. He had red hair and blue eyes and his mother was supposedly German, but she was supposedly a maid and died when he was a baby so we know nothing of her. As I said, he died in the early to mid 50s, so I never had the chance to meet him and even my grandmother never said anything about his past. My father says he distinctly remembers watching the Italian news with his family when he was very small and an Italian Count or Duke coming on and begging for his only son to come home. He says he then remembers his father becoming angry, getting up and turning the tv off. The noble died a short time after and my grandfather died about a year later, so you can see why its complicated.

Again, I really do appreciate you taking the time to research all of that information. It's just a crazy thing!

Re: Please help

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 8:43PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Please help

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 9:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Haha. Thank you again for responding . . . That's my cousins and my group actually!! It's how we stay in touch, but we don't use it very often.

Re: Please help

Posted: 14 Mar 2011 9:00PM GMT
Classification: Query

https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/record-sear...;


https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/record-sear...


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