Origins of Abruzzese-Simeone family

Posted by Judy Olivo on 03/01/03 at 12:25 AM

I'm researching my family lineage. My grandparents came from Naples and I'm hoping someone can help me. The following information is what I have thus far.
Their names were Domenic and Catherine Abruzzi but I strongly believe that they changed the spelling. In Italy it was Abruzzese. My grandmother's maiden name was Simeone and her parents were Domenic and Anna (Marconi). They came to the United States early in the 1900s. My grandmother returned to Italy in 1913 to be with her mother who was very ill. During that stay, she gave birth to my aunt Clara.

If anyone can provide me with some information, I would appreciate it very much.

Thank you.

Update from Forums' Editor

From records made available online at
  • In the 1920 census [United States Census, 1920 Massachusetts Middlesex Waltham Ward 2 ED 486] the surname is "Abruzze"; Dominic 36, imm. 1906; Catherine 33 immigr. 1909
  • Military registration 1942 gives date of birth as 9 Aug 1884

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