I am trying to see if there are any family members by the name of Laino still living in Paterno di Lucania, before 1973 included in Marsico Nuovo.
My great-grandfather, Luigi Laino, and his son Francesco Laino (my grandfather) came to the U.S. from Paterno in 1891 and settled in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. My great-grandfather Luigi Laino was born in 1834 in Paterno. His future wife Carmella D'Elia (not sure of spelling) was born in Paterno in 1844. Francesco Laino (my grandfather) was born in 1875 and his siblings were Annunziata (1872), Giovanni (?), Michelena (?), and Rosa who I was told returned from the US to Paterno to get married either in the 1890's or early 1900's.
My surname (Liene) came about in the early 1900's as a misspelling of Laino. The name was pronounced (Li-een) and now (Lean). I wonder if there are any "connected" Lainos?