I'm Joseph J. Tarantino; my father who was born on May 5th 1918 Kansas CIty Missouri; was the son of Antonio Tarantino from Palermo Sicily (I have his passport into America and will update with his date of birth, but I believe it was around 1873 in Palermo). My Grandfather's younger brother who came to America with him was named Pietro (Pete) Tarantino.I believe that my Grandfather (Antonio Tarantino) was the oldest of his family because he named his first son (my uncle Tony) Antonio as well.Therefore we think my Great-Grandfather name was also Antonio due to the fact he named his first born son (we believe) after his father. There is commonality of first names throughout my family: Anthony, Pete, Frank, and Salvatore. Both my Grandfather and my Great Uncle who came to america during the turn of the century named their first son Anthony. Thus we do believe our Great Grandfather name was Antonio Tarantino. I will update with the information from his passport if you’re interested.Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
I'm the youngest of my family (47 years old) my older brother who is in his 60's is named Anthony as well.
As a point of furthering information my Grandfather died in Brooklyn NY in 1954 while visiting his first cousins the Reguia who owned a funeral home I believe.