Hi,my name is Maria del Carmen Entraigues Billone. I found your note about the Billone Family. My mother is Beatriz Lidia Billone, she lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina where I was born too, but I live in Los Angeles.
My mother's father was Santos Billone,her grandfather was Nunzio Billone and Nunzio's father Bartolome Billone. Nunzio and Bartolome were apparently born in Mezzoiuso Sicily.Doing some research we found that the Billone family comes from Mezzoiuso, never heard about Billones coming from those towns you mentioned, very interesting.
After finding this out my mother and I travelled to Mezzoiuso five months ago looking for the birth certificate of her grandfather Nunzio.It was very difficult because this last name changed through time, Bellone, Billoni, Beloni, etc.
We found a lot of Billones and Bellones, they say they are all relatives and they all know each other, though we could not connect them directly with our own family.They also say that Billone comes from Mezzoiuso, I looked for Billones in the white pages all around Sicily, most of them live in that little town and also there are some in Campo Felice, very close by. We could not find the certificate, some papers are lost. But the trip was amazing, that town is so beautiful, I want to go back soon.
Please let me know if you ever heard of Nunzio or Bartolome, Nunzio was born around 1861.
I hope you enjoyed my little story.
There is a link that you might be interested in:
There are a couple of people looking for Billone..