Calvello family in Marsico Nuovo

Posted by Ed Calvello on October 07, 2005 at 01:38:53:

Looking for info on Calvello family in Marsico Nuovo. My great grandfather, Michelangelo, b. 1878, came to U.S. via Ellis Island in 1902 to visit brothers Michele, b. 1864 and Antonio, b., 1858 in Williamstown, NJ (USA). Returned in 1908 and settled in Philadelphia, PA.

Michele (b.1864) came to U.S. in 1888, followed by brother Antonio (b.1858) in 1898. Both settled in NJ.
Mother (Filomena, b.1837) came over in 1912. Father's name was Giammario. They may have had a sister named Maria.

Any info appreciated on family background or leads in Marsiconuovo. Also, my great-great grandfather's name was Giannario Calvello. Does anyone know what the translated english equivalent of Giannario would be? I know it's an old Italian name from the southern part of Italy. Thanks,
Ed Calvello

Update from Forums' Editor

From the civil records made available online at

Comment from Forums' Editor

In Basilicata the name Giannario appears also as Giovanario, and might be a variation of "Gennaro"

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