Tag Archives: Bari

Coming to America – Circa 1905

My grandfather Francesco at the wedding of his grand daughter – circa 1950   Francesco needed a wife. He was a widower. He was sitting in the place in Southern Italy where his family had lived for generations with three children … Continue reading

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My God! Are We Norse?

Toritto, Italy I have an unusual last name. Scarangello Actually it was Scarangella.  It was changed by the bureaucrats at Ellis Island who mistook the cursive “a” for an “o”.  So that became our name.  In Italy our name is … Continue reading

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