Re: Principe, Andrew (Calabria, Rrend, Italy
Mary & Maria,
Don't know if you are still searching since your posts were so long ago. In any event, my Principe ancestors may have originated in Rende, which borders on Castrolibero, where my grandparents (Domenico & Concetta Stellato) raised a large family in the late 1800s/early 1900s.Grandma's maiden name was Principe & I believe she was born in a neighboring town--possibly Rende--rather than in Castrolibero.The Stellato family emigrated to NY in 1913, just a few months before my mother was born.
Mom's baptism sponsors were Giacomo Principe & Antonietta Principe, so some of Grandma's Principe family may well have emigrated to NY with them or before them. I have very limited Principe information, but I'd be happy to compare notes.