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Thread #23348   Message #259587
Posted By: GUEST,Mbo_at_ECU
17-Jul-00 - 07:42 PM
Thread Name: How Ethnically Diverse Are We - Part Two
Subject: RE: How Ethnically Diverse Are We - Part Two
Well, I do have a lot of the names written down, but of course I can't pull them off the top of my head. I got too much music in there right now. On my father's side, I only know the Richards have been Pennsylvania coalminers for many generations. They are German, but no one knows any of their past history. The Clarkes & Axoms came from England, but again, no one in the family knows much about it. One day I would like to find out.

On my mother's side, it's all Italian. My maternal grandfathers' parents immigrated to the U.S., and were both originally from a town called Castelvetere Sul Calore, which was established in the year 1000 A.D. by the Longobards (Lombards), and is in the hills outside Naples. As for my maternal grandmother's parents (also immigrants), one parent was from the Abruzzi region, and the other parent was from Calabria, the toe of "the boot" of Italy. I can't remember which one came from where. Don't remember all 4 great-grandparents names...only 2 of them, the Loros and the Liberatis. More stuff I'd like to find out about....