[TI] [Fwd: Salvatore=Sam?]

anniegoe anniegoe at access995.com
Sun Jul 20 01:19:40 EEST 2008


Mike, before Unification the name was Salvadore, after Salvatore.
Those names are popular in Sicily.  My Grandfather was Salvatore. There were 
also cousins by that name. Also Santo!   They were all called Sam in 
America.
Ann
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Maddi" <m.maddi at att.net>
To: <terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TI] [Fwd: Salvatore=Sam?]


> Sharon,
>
> It doesn't answer my question, but it was an interesting story.
>
> Mike
>
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: sreif1956 at comcast.net
>>
> Mike, Uncle Willie (Salvatore) was actually born in Omaha, Nebraska in 
> 1895.
> The Pitti family moved there from St. Louis around the time just before 
> the
> great St. Louis cyclone, but then returned thereafter when my when grandma 
> and
>> her twin were born in St. Louis in 1897.
>>
> The Pitti family originated in Florence, but after getting "escorted" out 
> of
> town with the Medici, they took their money and headed south to Sicily 
> where
> their money would go much farther because everything was so much cheaper, 
> like
> the real estate, etc.  They ended up in the Palermo region and then to
> Porticello/Termini/Cefalo/Campfelice de Rocella/Belmonte Mezzagno.  They 
> brought
>> with them their education and music (many violinists in the family).
>>
> When coming to America, most about 1888-1910, they considered themselves
> Sicilian.  Although, I know of one small branch who refuse to believe that 
> the
> family went to Sicily...they think that there was just a misunderstanding 
> with
>> the people of Florence and the aristocrats. Being a Sicilian is a "dirty" 
>> word
>> to them.  So sad. They don't know what they are missing.  i have shared 
>> my
>> documentation with them, but they still refuse to believe.
>>
>> So, I guess they had to go through Calabria to get to Palermo in the 
>> 1600s, if
>> you look at it that way.  Does that answer your question?  Probably not. 
>> Oh,
>> well.
>>
>> Sharon
>>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
>> From: "Mike Maddi" <m.maddi at att.net>
>> > By any chance, was your Uncle Salvatore, who called himself Sam, from 
>> > southern
>> > Italy, not Sicily.
>> >
>> > I'm trying to establish for someone with Calabrian ancestry, whether a
>> Calabrian
>> > birth record is that of his grandfather. The date of birth and surname 
>> > match
>> his
>> > grandfather, but the given name is Salvatore and he only knows his 
>> > grandfather
>> > as "Sam."
>> >
>> > Mike
>> >
>> >
>> > -------------- Original message ----------------------
>> > From: sreif1956 at comcast.net
>> > >
>> > Mike, all of my family Salvatore's called themselves William or Willie. 
>> > The
>> > father of my uncle  (related only by marriage) called himself Sam 
>> > instead of
>> > > Salvatore.
>> > >  -------------- Original message ----------------------
>> > > From: Laura <laura at termini-imerese.org>
>> > > > FORWARDED MESSAGE - ORIGINAL IN HTML FORMAT
>> > > >
>> > > > -------- Original Message --------
>> > > > Subject: Salvatore=Sam?
>> > > > Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 15:32:54 +0000
>> > > > From: Mike Maddi <m.maddi at att.net>
>> > > > To: terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > Have people found that ancestors who were named Salvatore 
>> > > > Americanized
>> > > > their name to "Sam" when they came to the U.S.? If not, what was 
>> > > > the
>> > > > original Italian given name of ancestors who were called Sam?
>> > > >
>> > > > Mike Maddi
>> > > >
>> > > >
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