My Family's Emigration History

by Tony Conte
(Massachusetts, USA)

Bust of Famous relative in Mirabella Eclano

Bust of Famous relative in Mirabella Eclano

Bust of Famous relative in Mirabella Eclano Mirabella Eclano

My grandparents all immigrated to the USA from the Campania in the pre-WWI era. My paternal grandfather left Avella in the province of Avellino alone in 1912 when he was 14 years old and settled in the North End of Boston where he worked as a tailor and met my grandmother who left Naples around the same era.

My maternal grandfather left Viggiano in the province of Potenza for Boston where he met my grandmother who emigrated from Mirabella Eclano in the province of Avellino. My maternal grandmother's family had been part of the local gentry of the town with doctors and professors in the family but when they lost their money, they had to leave the town.

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Jun 04, 2018
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by: Tony Conte

I don't know where you got the idea that my family's history was so awful. They didn't have any problem getting to the USA and were comparatively successful here.

Oct 27, 2015
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My Family's Emigration History
by: Anonymous

Excellent story from you.

Oct 16, 2015
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Emigration
by: William Jack

The emigration history of your family is pretty awful and it's sad to hear that your family faced so many problems regarding emigration and that it was such a difficult situation for them.

Oct 08, 2015
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Cool!
by: jane

That is so cool. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I really love this section of the website. I wish more people wrote.

Oct 01, 2015
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by: Anonymous

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Sep 03, 2015
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Nice
by: Jack

I read this post. This site is really informative and interesting.

Oct 07, 2014
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Thanks for posting
by: Kathleen

It's lovely to know that no matter where we are in the world, we can appreciate where we come from.

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