The Scintos of Castelfranco in Miscano, Italy
The three major branches of the Scinto family from Castelfranco in Miscano are in Chicago, Connecticut, and Minnesota. I'm from Minnesota.
My Scinto ancestor, Joseph Scinto, came to America with his brother George from Castelfranco in Miscano, Italy, a little before 1897. He was in his late twenties. That's him on the left, with the cigar in his hand.
If you're a Scinto, and have records going back to that generation, you should be able to make a connection. If you're not a Scinto, by the way, it's pronounced *SIN-TOE*, not skinto.
It's kind of cool being of Italian ancestry. I always wanted to be like Dean Martin, or Tony Bennett. Although most people wouldn't guess that the name Scinto is Italian! And, as you can see from the photo, all members of the Scinto family are remarkably handsome. Their only drawback seems to be that they have been *vertically challenged*, and prone to eating a lot of spaghetti!
By the way, that's my grandfather there sitting towards the right, holding my mom, next to my Uncle Robert.
Posted by Brad Hall