In Reply to: searching for family posted by Thomas Castillenti on 02/04/04 at 1:48 PM:
Castillente Tommaso is recorded in Ellis Island in 1909, coming from Lanciano. He was 26 years old, and the address he left in Italy was that of his father Gaetano. You can check yourself on the ellis island website, and if the details correspond, the original spelling was Castillente, and in Lanciano there are families with that surname.
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