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Grandma's Girl (#46866680)
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Bio Photo One of my family surnames is Solimando, and all Solimandos seem to have originated from the same region of Italy Basilicata. A few years ago, on a whim, I did an online directory search of the name and turned up more than 350 Solimandos in a matter of seconds. Like me, at some point, several of these good folks are going to start wondering about their ancestry. I thought I'd make their lives a little bit easier and somewhat more interesting by listing what I know here.

If you're a Solimando and you're wondering if we're related, the answer is, "Yes!" How closely related we are, however, is yet to be seen. It seems that the name started in Italy, went to France, came to The United States of America, headed south to Argentina and, from there, really spread out. Other surnames linked to the Solimando lineage that I'm aware of include: Abatto, Alebus, Bava, Cartolano, Chinosi, Ciborowski, Coleman, DeLuise (as in the American actor, Dom), DeStefano, DiPuglia, Macarone, Maggi, Mituri, Nigro, Pasguarello, Ranone, Roberts, Roccanova, Rosado, Ruiz, Tempesta and Tomko. If you know of more, please feel free to drop me a line and I will gladly update this listing.

Also, if your family surname hails from Spinoso, Potenza, Italy, chances are that there's a Solimando somewhere in the woodpile. (Hi, cousin!) If you are or are related to a Solimando, I encourage you to enter data on and images of your deceased family members at Find A Grave; and to be as detailed as possible with regard to family ties, especially ones that bind to Solimandos already listed.

And you thought that you had a lot of relatives before!
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RE: P.S. Joseph Mercedes
Still waiting to hear from you. I'm happy to share research I've compiled, as well.
Added by ncohen on Jun 23, 2017 10:58 AM
RE: Joseph Mercedes
I replied via email and the answer is yes: Joe was my husband's great uncle. Looking forward to hearing more about your research!
Added by ncohen on Jun 19, 2017 4:25 AM
grandmas girl
Yes Grandma's are the greatest thing. My fav. one has been gone now for a little over 8 years and some days it doesn't seem longer than a week. Glad to know there are more Grandma girls out there HUGS
Added by grandmas girl on Jan 08, 2013 4:01 PM
Mark Snyder
Abattp photos
did you receive my photos?
Added by Mark Snyder on Feb 25, 2012 12:05 PM
Frank Ruiz
RE: Hi, Dear Cuz!
Thanks Cuz....hugs :-)
Added by Frank Ruiz on Feb 20, 2012 12:28 PM
B.J. Waters
John William Maxwell
Hello. I am about to fulfill your photo request and just wanted you to know that Bill is buried with John Maxwell (1877-1942) and next to Angelina Maxwell and his wife, Roberta. I have created memorials for these other three, and added photos. I hope this information is helpful. It seems that John may have been his father and maybe Angelina was his mother.
Added by B.J. Waters on Jan 28, 2012 10:11 PM
Family girl
Hi Cuz
I just found this message.

Thanks so much for adding my grandmother's married name (Mary Mituri) to the Solimando surnames. Her maiden name was Mary Solimando.
Added by Family girl on May 10, 2009 9:09 PM
Memorial Day
Hope you and your family are safe and well this Memorial Day.
All the best.
Added by Bones on May 26, 2008 8:41 AM
Happy Easter :
We hope you and your family have a happy Easter weekend.
Added by Cadmus on Mar 21, 2008 6:48 PM
Family Flowers
You are very welcome.
My grandparents were from Italy too!
Added by Bones on Mar 03, 2008 4:44 PM
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