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-----Original Message-----

From: Thomas Giammo [mailto:giammo@mindspring.com]

Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2000 1:22 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] New Subscriber

 

Hi:

I'm new to this List and just thought I'd introduce myself.   My name is Tom Giammo and my paternal grandparents were from Mirto in Messina Province. The surname was interchangeably spelled Giammo and Giambo throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and it was somewhat a matter of chance which form any particular branch of the family ended up with. I have both Giammo and Giambo cousins.

My Giammo / Giambos originally came from Capri Leone, with my branch migrating to Mirto just before 1800. From 1890 onward, those Mirto families left Mirto one by one, migrating to Sant'Agata di Millitello, New York, and Ohio.

I have distant cousins from the other Giammo lines still living in Capri Leone (and one that I found who is living in western Australia!).

The earliest I've been able to go back in my Giammo line is the 1714 Tax Declarations from Capri Leone, which has an entry for a Pietro Giammosi (but as Giambosi in the index), apparently an earlier form of the name.  It gives his age as 27 and identifies his father as Gaetano. So, Gaetano (my ggggggGrandfather) must have been born sometime around the 1650s.  Pietro and his children also show up in the 1747 Tax Declarations, but then they are shown as "Giambo".

My grandmother was a Nastassi and her line appears to have moved from Galati about 1790 or so. The earliest I have in this line is Pasquale Nastasi from Galati who was probably born in the 1760s.

Other Sicilian surnames in my ancestry include (all from Capri Leone or Mirto, unless otherwise noted) Becvaqua, Carcione, Cordulo, DiGiacomo (from Militello), Etta, Gaglio, Lassara, Lionetto (from Naso), Mancari, Manucci, Pissino (from Naso), Ricevuto, Terrible (from Naso), and Zuccaro. I don't have much info on these families - except for the Carciones whom I have researched in some depth. Regarding my Carciones, I have recently found that they related to the cluster of Carciones around Palermo who originated in Mirto.

Much of my data is up at www.giammo.com/Mirto. As usual, I have neglected to keep it up to date, so some of the latest research is not reflected there. There are some photos of Mirto up at www.giammo.org/family.

Tom Giammo

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----- Original Message -----

From: "Thomas Giammo" <giammo@mindspring.com>

To: <guiffre@home.com>

Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2000 3:31 PM

Subject: Sicilian Surnames

 

Please add the following to your list of Sicilian Surnames. In all cases the SUBMITTER is: Thomas Giammo (tom@giammo.com) and the FAMILY HOME PAGE is www.giammo.com/Mirto

 

SURNAME: Giammo

LOCATION: Mirto / Capri Leone / Sant' Agata - in Messina Province

DETAILS: Family originated in Capri Leone before 1700; some branches

migrated to Mirto (about 1800), Sant' Agata (1890), and USA (1902). Surname

equally often spelled as Giambo.

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SURNAME: Giambo

LOCATION: Mirto / Capri Leone / Sant' Agata - in Messina Province

DETAILS: Family originated in Capri Leone before 1700; some branches

migrated to Mirto (about 1800), Sant' Agata (1890), and USA (1902 and

later). Surname equally often spelled as Giammo.

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SURNAME: Nastasi

LOCATION: Mirto in Messina Province

DETAILS: Surname sometimes spelled Anastasi.

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SURNAME: Carcione

LOCATION: Mirto in Messina Province

DETAILS: Family in Mirto as early as 1714.