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My first husband was an Aulisio who was born in
Five Cicerale Aulisio Families† - †Two generation tree
of the five families
Aulisio/Gatta/Accetta line - AGA
Antonio Aulisio (son of Elia) married Gatta
and Accetta. Three of his sons came
Sabato Giorgio ( 8 ) -
Carmen was born in
Dominic Aulisio (married "Copla" [Coppola?]) had four sons who came to the
Antonio (1) - went to Old Forge but returned to
George/Giorgio (2) - the "
Giuseppe/Joseph (6) - the "
- the "
Researchers (and/or mailing list persons) are:
Bristol Co., MA, line - BMA
Giorgio Aulisio (son of Angelo) had three known
sons, two of which are known to have come to the
Marino - his descendants are the Bristol County, MA, Aulisio line.
Researchers (and/or mailing list person) is:
Nicola of Uniontown, PA (10) probably had only one son
(Anthony/Tony), who died in 1949, and whose descendants settled in
Donato (son of Donato
of Mount Cicerale, Italy) of NY and Connellsville,
Cicerale (pop. 1,400) and Sacco (pop. 700) are
small villages in the
Monte Cicerale is another small village (on a hill) close to Cicerale.
See images at:
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Galatea always heard that the family had Agropoli
family roots - the only towns mentioned in
The family has been in Cicerale since 1700 (if not earlier). Sivers says "the home in Cicerale, that has always belonged to the Aulisio's, bears the date 1700." Siver's grandmother Leonita, (living in Salerno 2005) "has always said that her father used to say that theirs was an important family." According to family tradition, Elia Aulisio was a pharmacist and was well-off and built the house in Cicerale with the 1700 date at the entrance. If the date refers to the date of the building, the Elia who built it would have lived about a century earlier than the Elia who was Leonita's great grandfather. (If there were two Elias, it is not clear which Elia was the pharmacist.)
Galatea's brother told her he once contacted a distant relative (he can't
recall who, or where) who claimed researching an earlier generation to
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Lodolini also found this [this is not the Cicerale home]:
"Domus Laeta, the ancient home of the aristocratic family Aulisio is a large dwelling place which still keeps the aura and charm of its past. Located in the small town of
Known family members in the
The 1910 census is a good example of the spelling problem - several of our family members were in PA at that time but there is NO Aulisio spelling in the 1910 PA Miracode index. A soundex search for Aulisio and Olisio resulted in names such as Alio, Aulisa, Alessio, Alesso, Allasso, Aulise, Allis, Aliso, Allesse, Alesse, Aleseo, Alulisi, Allose, Alezio, Alessi, Aloiseo, Alici, etc., and Olcse, Olleos, Ollis, Olis, Olies, Olise, Oliaus, Olchch, Olse, Olisse, Olissia, etc. We found our Gennaro under "John Olleos." In the 1920 census, the census lists George Olicl [our Sabato Giorgio Aulisio] and an indexer made things even worse by recording the last letter as a k - ending up with "Olick" in one online census index. A 1930 Census index lists Leo (son of Dominic) as Anhew! Sometimes the names appear as Aulisia or Aulizio, and so on. Aulisio research is also difficult because the Americanized versions of the given name are often used: Giuseppe/Joseph/Joe, Antonio/Anthony/Tony, Elio/Leo, Gennaro/John/Jerry/Gerald, Francesco/Frank.
Today, in the United States, one online 2002 U.S. telephone directory lists 497 Alessio, 106 Aulisio, 81 Allessio, 54 Alessio (no others were checked).
The below web site will give you a distribution of surnames in
Type Aulisio in the block that says "cognome"
The given names of the Aulisio descendants on this
page are those provided by family members. For example, Angelo Aulisio (Old Forge, PA, line) uses the "American"
versions (Leo instead of Elia), whereas Christine Sobinovsky (
1) ANTONIO - first in
The 1892 date is from a 1903 manifest indicating he first came to the
The 1892 passenger record has not been located. However, there is an Ellis Island record for an Antonio Aulizio, age 28, of Cicerale, arriving 24 June 1897, on ship Oregon, going to NY to join his uncle, Car-- [Vesorie? on Mulberry St. in NY].
Update - another record has been located: Antonio 1905 brother Giuseppe in [
2) GEORGE - came to U. S. about 1898 [OF line]
He has not been located in Ellis Island Database - and it is not known if he is from Cicerale. However, he is included in this list because it is likely he is the relative mentioned by other Aulisios in
Update - he has been located: Giorgio 1898 to brother Antonio in Old Forge. Indexed as Anlisio.
3) ELIA - arrived U.S. February 14, 1903 [OF line]
Elia, age 17, (single, peasant, Cicerale last residence) and brother Antonio (see above) are on the ship Citta di Napoli February 14, 1903 manifest, going to Old Forge, PA, to brother Georgio. He appears to be the Olio Olise in
4) DONATO - arrived
Update - another record has been located: Donato 1910, wife Silvia in Cicerale to cousin Sabato [Rennoffo?] in
5) GUISEPPE - arrived U.S. Aug 12, 1903 [AGA Line]
Giuseppe [Aulizio], 25, of Cicerale, arrived NY ship Nord America, August 12, 1903, going to Old Forge, PA, to cousin Antonio.
He is lined out on the earlier February 14, 1903, ship Citta di Napoli manifest: Giuseppe, [21?], of Cicerale, going to Old Forge, PA, to cousin Georgio. That manifest included brothers Antonio and Elia, going to Old Forge, PA, to brother Georgio. (Also a Donato Aulisio, on a different page, going to NY.) ALL of Cicerale. This Giuseppe is presumed to be the Giuseppe (Joseph) Aulisio of PA and OH and the brother of Gennaro b 1884 in 1906
6) GUISEPPE - arrived U.S. Jan 28, 1905 [OF line]
Giuseppe, 22, of "Cicerate" [assume Cicerale], arrived on ship Napolitan Prince, NY Jan 28, 1905, going to Old Forge, PA, to brothers Georgio and Elia. He is presumed to be the brother of GEORGE b. about 1875 (see above) and the Joseph Aulisio in the 1930 Census Index - in Old Forge, Lackawanna, PA.
7) GENNARO - arrived June 2, 1906 [AGA line]
Aulisio, Gennaro, Single, Laborer, of Cicerale, arrived on ship Napolitan Prince June 2, 1906, destination Pittsburgh, PA, to brother Giuseppe. Although he returned to
8) SABATO - arrived June 14, 1907 [AGA line]
[Aulisio], Sabato, age 19, Single, of Cicerale, arrived on ship Konigen Luise June 14, 1907, destination Hannestown, PA, to brother Gennaro.
He appears to be Sabato Giorgio (George) Aulisio (known to be brother of the above Gennaro) who settled in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties, PA, ancestor of one known CA Aulisio line and one person of NY. As of 2005, he is indexed as "Sabato Danuli...io" in the online
9 ) Update - new family: 1909 Letizia Ceraso, from Guingano, joining
husband Paolo Aulisio of
10) NICOLA b. about 1892 - arrived U.S. May 11, 1910, ship Princess
Irene [NU line]
Aulisio, Nicola, age 18, Single, Peasant, b. Cicerale, mother [in Italy] Filomena Aulisio; he is going to Franceso Noria [Voria? Toria?] in
This does not represent all known passenger lists. Some are not from Cicerale.
Source: Ancestry.com (as of April 2005)
Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943
[Some (all?) of these may be the BMA line]
Giuseppe Aulisio, 22 (b. abt 1884)
Arrived U.S. 6 Aug 1906
Female, ethnic background: Italian (South), departed Naples, Italy; ship Canopic; port of arrival Boston, MA; friend's name Domenico Marina; last residence Italy; [no birthplace listed] (Microfilm Roll # 97)
Filomenia Aulisio, 10 (b. abt 1898)
Arrived U.S. 20 Oct 1908
Female, ethnic background: Italian (South) departed Naples, Italy; ship Romanic; port of arrival Boston, MA; friend's name Giuseppe; last residence Salerno; birthplace Cicerale, Salerno, Italy (Microfilm Roll # 127)
Domenico Aulisio, 17 (b. abt 1893)
Arrived U.S. 10 Jan 1910 Male, ethnic background Italian (South), departed Naples, Italy; ship Romanic; port of arrival Boston, MA; friend's name Michele; last residence Italy; birthplace Auzano, Italy (Microfilm Roll # 143)
Giuseppe Aulisio, 31 (b. abt 1882)
Arrived U.S. 29 Oct 1913
Male, ethnic background: Italian, departed Naples, Italy; ship Cretic; port of arrival Boston, MA; friend's name Alfonso; last residence Nia; birthplace Salerno moute cieviale, Italy (Microfilm Roll # 207)
Antonio Aulisio, 44 (b. abt 1869)
Domenico Aulisio, 16 (b. abt 1897)
Arrived together U.S. 5 Jun 1913
Both: Male, ethnic background Italian (South), departed Naples, Italy;
ship Canopic; port of arrival Boston, MA; friend's name Candido Malko; last residence Italy; birthplace Cearole, Italy
(Microfilm Roll # 195)
Miscellaneous Atlantic Ports Passenger
Francisco Aulisio, 26 [b. abt 1886]
Ernesto Aulisio, 18 [b. abt 1894]
Nicola Aulisio, 18, [b. abt 1894] [don't confuse him with NU line]
All arrived U.S. 10 Feb 1912. Each listing states: male, ethnic background Italian (South), last residence
Alessio Aulisio, 17 [b. abt 1896]
Arrived U. S. - 16 Oct 1913
Male, ethnic background Italian (South), last residence Italy, birthplace Cireale, Italy [sic]. Ship Germania, departed
Name-Birth Date- Race -Birthplace-
Source: Ancestry.com (subscription) Apr 2005
There is more information about some of these families in on line database. However, most online database do not include personal details about persons born after 1900 (or after the 1930 census). If you contact us, we'll let you know if we have information about more recent descendants of the lines we are researching. The known Aulisio databases on line are those of:
GKBopp at WorldConnect on RootsWeb (also
accessed by Ancestry.com)
At this time, this database has the most entries; however there are no details for those born after 1900.
In the database, the given names entered are those provided by family members. For example, Angelo Aulisio uses the Americanized versions (Leo instead of Elia), whereas Christine Sobinovsky uses the Italian names (Giuseppe instead of Joseph).
Use the Index, search on Aulisio, or click on A (then on Aulisio). The first person in the Aulisio portion of this database is under the fake name of "Introduction Aulisio" - that will get you to the "top" of the information.
Christine Sobinovsky at WorldConnect
on RootsWeb (also accessed by Ancestry.com)
Sue Parece at Gencircles
Search on Aulisio. Some portions of this service require paid membership.
Our group currently uses emails but might want to consider a public list/board so that others can find us and so that our information can be in the list/board archives for future researchers. A "list" sends you emails each time there is a posting (my preference). A board does not send emails - you must remember them check frequently for new posts (although some may have a limited email option). My personal preference is mailing lists, especially RootsWeb lists.
A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Salerno province of the Campania region of Italy (I've not yet explored the archives):
This RootsWeb link has links to Italy related lists (I've not yet explored the archives):
There is no AULISIO surname list on RootsWeb. We could start one if we wanted to or could use the existing ALESSIO list that apparently has never had any activity (description: A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Alessio surname and variations in any place and at any time.). Subscribe: ALESSIO-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org
Roots Web also has a link to a message board - it is identical to the Ancestry.com board (see below).
Ancestry.com has an Aulisio
message board - some of us posted here a few years ago but it's not very
Genealogy.com - No Aulisio/etc. board.
Yahoo - No Aulisio topic.
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