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

From: SAM LAVALLE [mailto:sam.lavalle2@gte.net]

Sent: Friday, July 10, 2893 6:44 PM

To: guiffre

Subject: surname

 

Name: Lavalle

From: Comune of Villa Rosa, Sicily

Name: Lunetta

From: Caltanissetta, Sicily

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-----Original Message-----
From: Italian Genealogy and Culture [mailto:COMUNES_OF_ITALY@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM]On Behalf Of SAM LAVALLE
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2000 7:55 AM
To: COMUNES_OF_ITALY@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM
Subject: [COI] Travel in Sicily in Early 1900s

Hello to all,
 
My ancestral search has gone beyond names, dates, ports of entry, etc.  On the paternal side, my grandfather emigrated from Palermo in 1905.  He lived in the Comune of Villa Rosa, 30-40 miles southeast of Palermo and about 7 miles northeast of Caltanisetta, Sicily.  I'm sure that in those days there was not a family car to drive him to Palermo, or even Caltanisetta.  I know that during the late ninetieth century many train tracks were being laid throughout Europe.  My grandfather probably walked or rode a horse drawn coach to Caltanisetta and then took a train if one existed? 
 
Can anyone help me find more information about how the thousands of immigrants traveled from their Comunes/Villages to ports of departure.
 
Thanks,
 
Sam LaValle

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

From: SAM LAVALLE [mailto:sam.lavalle2@gte.net]

Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2000 9:41 AM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Abbate Family

My ggrandmother was Rosa Abbate from Villarosa, Sicily. Born in 1849 and died in 1924. I found that today "Abbate" is a very common name in Italy and there must be hundreds of Abbates from the north all the way to Sicily.

General surname information can be gotten on:

http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html

So much to learn and so little time.

Sam LaValle