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MESSINA - PROIETTO Family

How we all got here...
ORIGINS OF THE MESSINA FAMILY

On this page I'll describe our family's roots. I might include our family's immigration records or anything I know about the origins of the family name.

I might also add a picture of the family crest or other pictures that help set the historical context for our family's background.

Sample family crest; Size=135 pixels wide

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My Surnames from NICOSIA, Enna, SICILY:

MESSINA

RASPANTI
BONOMO
BRUNO
COZZO
LI VOLSI
LA PORTA
MARTELLO
MAZZARA
MIRITELLO
MERITELLO
PROETTO
PROIETTO
TESTA
VANARIA

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The MESSINA-PROETTO family
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The children of Giuseppa RASPANTI and Salvatore MESSINA immigrated to America;
Luigi, Rosario, Giuseppe, Carmela, & Graziano.
Felicia suffered a stroke and remained in Nicosia. She married Giuseppe MARTELLO
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Rosario married Santa PROETTO in Chicago on 4 July 1909.
Santa's parents were Francesca LI VOLSI and Santo di Giocchino PROETTO.
1 Brother: Carmelo married Nicola ANSELMI in Chicago, and returned to Nicosia.
Carmelo's 2nd wife is Lucia.
2 Sisters: Maria married Giuseppe TESTA and moved to Kansas City MO.
Filippa married Carmelo MIRITELLO and immigrated to
Mendoza, Argentina.

         MESSINA & PROETTO FAMILY 
               of  NICOSIA & CHICAGO
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            ...MESSINA & PROETTO FAMILY...

My Grandmother SANTA PROETTO (Proietto) b. 1887
Santa's Father: SANTO DI GIOCHINO PROETTO b. 1848
Son of Giochino Proetto and Rosaria Cozzo

Santa's Mother: PROVVIDENZA Li VOLSI . b. 1849
Her parents: FRANCESCO Li VOLSI & ANNA BRUNO


My grandfather: ROSARIO MESSINA b. 1882
His mother: Giuseppa RASPANTI b. 1850
Daughter of: ROSARIO RASPANTI


Rosario Raspanti's parents were Lorenzo RASPANTI (1829)
& VINCENZA BONOMO

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