hi jean, there must be many different Tedesco families that are not related. My grandfather Frank Tedesco came to NY State in the early 1900's. One by one his brothers followed him.He worked on the railroads. He married Josephine Cardinale, who was also originally from Italy. Together they had 13 children (2 died)which my father Pasquale was one of. My grandfather left NY state and opened up a bar in China Town in NYC, after that, the family moved to Newark, NJ and the entire family worked as masons, construction, and still do to this day. I don't think we are related, but you said no one ever replies so i thought i would fill you in a little bit about my Tedesco family. One more thing, the family is HUGE!