Imagines Maiorum - Ancestors from Campania

Branda, Brando, Branno

This surname was usually spelled “Branno” before circa 1820, then gradually changing to “Brando” (although Branno is still occasionally found in the records well into the 1850’s). One large branch of the family that emigrated to New Jersey in the 1870’s began spelling their surname “Branda” shortly thereafter.

 

VIII

Melchiore Branno

Born:  c.1750

Married:  Marta Di Lisa

Children:   Francesco b.1774, Rosa b.1776, Gaetano b.1777, Anna b.1778, Gennaro b.1779, Francesca

b.1780, Nicola b.1785

Occupation:  Contadino

VII-CHILDREN OF MELCHIORRE BRANNO AND MARTA DI LISA                     

Francesco Brando                                            

Born:  c.1774 to Melchiorre Branno and Marta Di Lisa, San Giacomo

Married:  Maria Larocca

Children:  Antonia b.1806, Domenico b.1809, Rosa b.1811, Giovanna b.1813, Margarita b.1816, Vincenzo

b.1821, Antonio b.1825

Died:  15.08.1840, San Giacomo—am.59

Occupation:  Contadino

Rosa Branno

Born:  c.1776 to Melchiorre Branno and Marta Di Lisa, San Giacomo

Married:  Gaetano Laveglia

Died:  14.06.1817, San Giacomo—am.146

Gaetano Branno

Born:  c.1777 to Melchiorre Branno and Marta Di Lisa, San Giacomo

Married:  Francesca Calicchio

Died:  25.05.1826, San Giacomo—am.26

Occupation:  Contadino

Anna Branno

Born:  c.1778 to Melchiorre Branno and Marta Di Lisa, San Giacomo

Married:  Pasquale Romano

Died:  12.03.1818, San Giacomo—am.31

Gennaro Branno

Born:  c.1779 to Melchiore Branno and Marta Di Lisa

Married:  -

Died:  26.04.1817, San Giacomo—am.73

Francesca Branno

Born:  c.1780 to Melchiore Branno and Marta Di Lisa

Married:  Vincenzo Lisa

Died:  02.11.1850, San Giacomo—am.65                    

Nicola Brando                                   

Born:  c.1785 to Melchiore Brando and Marta Di Lisa, San Giacomo

Married:  Elisabetta Navatta

Children:  Domenico b.1807, Marta b.1811, Pasqua b.1814, Veneranda b.1816, Rosa b.1819, Pasqua

b.1822, Maria b.1827, Pasquale b.1831

Died:  04.08.1832, San Giacomo—am.48

Occupation:  Contadino

VI-CHILDREN OF FRANCESCO BRANDO AND MARIA LAROCCA

Antonia Brando

Born:  c.1806 to Francesco Brando and Maria Larocca,  San Giacomo

Married:  Antonio Aletta*

Died:  25.06.1876,  Monte San Giacomo

Domenico Brando                                             

Born:  01.01.1809 to Francesco Brando and Maria Larocca,  San Giacomo—an.1

Married:  Maria Vernaglia 24.08.1843, San Giacomo—ama.14               

Children:  Giuseppe b.1844, Rosa b.1847, Carmela b.1850, Rosa b.1852, Francesco b.1854

Died:  27.10.1888,  Monte San Giacomo      

Occupation:  Contadino

Rosa Brando                                                      

Born:  12.11.1811 to Francesco Brando and Maria Larocca, San Giacomo

Married:  Francseco Chirichella 06.08.1833, San Giacomo—ama.7*

Died:  19.02.1873,  Monte San Giacomo

Giovanna Branno                             

Born:  27.12.1813 to Francesco Branno and Maria Larocca, San Giacomo—an.110

Died:  12.06.1817, San Giacomo—am.141  

Margarita Brando

Born:  21.08.1816 to Francesco Brando and Maria Larocca, San Giacomo—an.89

Married:  Francesco Caporrino 03.12.1840, San Giacomo—ama.20*

Died:  05.03.1865, San Giacomo—am.16

Vincenzo Branno                              

Born:  23.10.1821 to Francesco Brando and Maria Larocca, San Giacomo—an.75

Antonio Brando                                                                

Born:  18.10.1825 to Francesco Brando and Maria Larocca, San Giacomo—an.90

Married:  Maddelena Sansivieri 31.05.1859, San Giacomo—ama.7

Children:  Giovanni b.1860, Francesco b.1864, Giuseppe b.1867, Maria b.1869, Rosa b.1873, Vincenzo

b.1876

Died:  19.05.1878,  Monte San Giacomo

Occupation:  Contadino,  bracciale

VI-CHILDREN OF NICOLA BRANDO AND ELISABETTA NAVATTA

Domenico Brando                             

Born:  c.1807 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, San Giacomo

Married:  Annamaria Capuano 13.10.1838, San Giacomo—ama.19

Children:  Elisabetta b.1840, Antonio b.1843, Nicola b.1847, Giuseppe b.1849, Maria b.1852, Elisabetta

b.1854, Pasqualina b.1856

Died:  15.12.1896,  Monte San Giacomo

Occupation:  Contadino

Marta Brando                                   

Born:  07.03.1811 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, San Giacomo

Married:  Andrea Tuzio 16.06.1832, San Giacomo—ama.11*

Died:  15.01.1902,  Monte San Giacomo 

Pasqua Branno                  

Born:  06.01.1814 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, San Giacomo—an.5

Died:  08.09.1814, San Giacomo—am.57

Veneranda Brando                           

Born:  13.01.1816 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, San Giacomo—an.6

Married:  Domenico Monaco 04.11.1835, San Giacomo—ama.19*

Died:  07.07.1873,  Monte San Giacomo

Rosa Brando                      

Born:  31.10.1819 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, San Giacomo—an.111

Married(1):  Pasquale Totaro 01.05.1841, San Giacomo—ama.5*

Married(2):  Sabato D’Alessandro 30.09.1847, San Giacomo—ama.21*

Pasqua Brundo                  

Born:  16.12.1822 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, San Giacomo—an.127

Died:  03.09.1832, San Giacomo—am.56

Maria Brando                                    

Born:  07.12.1827 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, San Giacomo—an.99

Married:  Giovanni Romano 30.10.1846, San Giacomo—ama.27*

Died:  05.11.1906,  Monte San Giacomo

Pasquale Branno                               

Born:  07.07.1831 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, San Giacomo—an.61

Died:  27.03.1832, San Giacomo—am.26

V-CHILDREN OF DOMENICO BRANDO AND MARIA VERNAGLIA

Giuseppe Joseph Branda                                

Born:  15.06.1844 to Domenico Brando and Maria Vernaglia, San Giacomo—an.56

Married:  Maria Rosa Sica 07.04.1877,  Monte San Giacomo

Children:  Dominick b.1877

Occupation:  Contadino, street cleaner (1880), saloon keeper (1900), machine operator (1910)

Residence:  1880,  37 Crosby St., New York

1900-1920, 532 Adams St., Hoboken

Emigrated:  c.1877

Rosa Brando                      

Born:  14.12.1847 to Domenico Brando and Maria Vernaglia, San Giacomo—an.103

Died:  05.04.1851, San Giacomo—ama.79

Carmela Branno               

Born:  22.03.1850 to Domenico Brando and Maria Vernaglia, San Giacomo—an.44

Rosa Brando                                                      

Born:  02.02.1852 to Domenico Brando and Maria Vernaglia, San Giacomo—an.13         

Married:  Sabato Romano 12.05.1874,  Monte San Giacomo *

Francesco Branda                                            

Born:  23.03.1854 to Domenico Brando and Maria Vernaglia, San Giacomo—an.23

Married:  Paolina Sica 15.12.1874

Children:  Domenico b.1876, Angelo b.1878, Angelina b.1882, Mary b.1883, Anthony b.1888, Joseph

b.1891, Michelina b.1898

Occupation:  Contadino

Residence:  1880,  37 Crosby St., New York

1900,  532 Adams St., Hoboken

1920-1930,  701 Adams St., Hoboken

Immigrated:  c.1880

V-CHILDREN OF ANTONIO BRANDO AND MADDELENA SANSIVIERI

Giovanni Ciro John Branda                                                          

Born:  30.08.1860 to Antonio Brando and Maddelena Sansivieri, San Giacomo—an.79

Married:  Annamaria Stefano 28.02.1885(bann) ,  Monte San Giacomo

Children:  Rosa b.1886, Anthony b.1888, Lucia b.1892, Francesca b.1894, Mary b.1896, Frank b.1899,

Martha b.1902, Joseph b.1903

Died:  14.03.1948,  Hoboken

Occupation:  Contadino,  junk shop dealer/owner (1900-1920)

Residence:  1900-1930,  610 Jefferson St.,  Hoboken

Immigrated:  14.12.1880 Anchor Line Italia, Marseilles-New York

Francesco Brando            

Born:  03.05.1864 to Antonio Brando and Maddelena Sansivieri, San Giacomo—an.51

Giuseppe Joseph Branda                                                

Born:  01.12.1867 to Antonio Brando and Maddelena Sansivieri,  Monte San Giacomo

Married:  Rachele ?

Children:  John b.1902, Martha b.1904, Rose b.1909, Frank b.1910, Joseph b.1914, Lillian b.1920

Occupation:  Porter (1920),  shoeshiner (1930)

Residence:  1920-1930,  612 Jefferson St., Hoboken

Immigrated:  15.06.1905  Nord-Deutcher Lloyd Koing Albert, Napoli-New York

Maria Branda                                                                    

Born:  17.10.1869 to Antonio Brando and Maddalena Sansivieri,  Monte San Giacomo

Died:  30.07.1877,  Monte San Giacomo

Rosa Branda                                                                      

Born:  24.05.1873 to Antonio Brando and Maddalena Sansivieri,  Monte San Giacomo

Married:  Nicola Conte 06.12.1888,  Monte San Giacomo *

Immigrated:  bef.1897

Vincenzo Branda                                                              

Born:  27.07.1876 to Antonio Brando and Maddelena Sansivieri,  Monte San Giacomo

Died:  18.08.1876,  Monte San Giacomo

V-CHILDREN OF DOMENICO BRANDO AND ANNAMARIA CAPUANO

Elisabetta Branno                             

Born:  11.06.1840 to Domenico Brando and Anna Maria Capuano, San Giacomo—an.63

Died:  14.09.1843, San Giacomo—am.34

Antonio Nicola Branno                   

Born:  17.01.1843 to Domenico Brando and Annamaria Capuano, San Giacomo—an.9

Nicola Brando                                   

Born:  01.01.1847 to Domenico Brando and Annamaria Capuano, San Giacomo—an.1     Branno

Married:  Maria Chirichella 03.05.1873,  Monte San Giacomo

Children:  Annamaria b.1876, Antonia b.1878, Domenicantonio b.1880, Michele b.1882, Antonio b.1886, 

Rosa b.1889, Pietro b.1892, Francesco b.1898

Occupation:  Sarto

Giuseppe Branno                              

Born:  30.12.1849 to Domenico Brando and Annamaria Capuano, San Giacomo—an.84

Died:  05.02.1851, San Giacomo—an.15

Maria Branno                    

Born:  14.02.1852 to Domenico Brando and Annamaria Capuano, San Giacomo—an.20

Died:  03.04.1853, San Giacomo—am.20

Elisabetta Branno                             

Born:  01.06.1854 to Domenico Brando and Annamaria Capuano, San Giacomo—an.47

Died:  03.10.1856, San Giacomo—am.42

Pasqualina Brando           

Born:  19.12.1856 to Domenico Brando and Annamaria Capuano, San Giacomo—an.106

Died:  24.12.1857, San Giacomo—am.61     Nicola age 2

IV-CHILDREN OF GIUSEPPE BRANDA AND MARIAROSA SICA

Domenick Branda                                                                            

Born:  03.09.1877 to Giuseppe Branda and Maria Rosa Sica, Italy                                                         

Note:  Birth place consistently indicated as Italy in American records,  but does not appear in M.S.G. atti.

Married:  Antonetta Pantoliano

Children:  Rosie b.1905, Angela b.1906, Joseph b.1909, Dominick b.1913, Anne b.1915, Frank b.1917,

Carmela b.1919, Mary b.1922, Florence b.1923

Occupation:  Bar tender (1900),  American Lead Pencil Co. foreman (1910-1930)                             

Residence:  1900-1930,  532 Adams St., Hoboken                                                                     

Immigrated:  c.1879

IV-CHILDREN OF FRANCESCO BRANDA AND PAOLINA SICA

Domenico Robert Branda                                                              

Born:  15.06.1876 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica,  Monte San Giacomo                                  

Married:  Angelina Amato 09.12.1900,  New York,  NY

Children:  Frank b.1904, Joseph b.1912, Charles b.1914, Pauline b.1916, Dominick b.1918

Occupation:  Day laborer (1900),  café proprietor (1917)

Residence:  1900,  532 Adams St., Hoboken

1917-1920,  701 Adams St.,  Hoboken                                          

1930-1942,  803 Park Ave., Hoboken                                            

Immigrated:  08.11.1880 Castalia,  Napoli-New York

Angelo Charles Branda                                                                  

Born:  24.12.1878 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica,  Monte San Giacomo

Married:  Jennie

Children:  Frank b.1908, Joseph b.1910, Dominick b.1912, Anthony b.1914

Occupation:  Day laborer (1900),  Hudson & Manhattan RR (1917-1930)

Residence:  1900,  532 Adams St., Hoboken

1917-1920,  701 Adams St., Hoboken

1930,  528 New York Ave.,  Union City

Immigrated:  08.11.1880,  Castalia,  Napoli-New York

Angelina Branda                                                                               

Born:  08.1882 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica,  New York

Married:  Antonio Amato 07.10.1900,  New York,  New York

Occupation:  Wool sorter (1900)

Residence:  1900,  532 Adams St., Hoboken

Mary Branda

Born:  22.11.1883 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica,  Hoboken

Residence:  1900,  532 Adams St., Hoboken

Anthony Frank Branda                                                                  

Born:  11.02.1888 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, Hoboken                                       

Married:  Angelina Miele

Children:  Frank b.1916, Mary b.1919, Michelina/Rose b.1920

Died:  04.1980,  Rutherford                                                                                                                             

Occupation:  Bus chauffer (1930)                                                                                                                   

Residence:  1900,  532 Adams St., Hoboken                                                                               

1930-1942,  519 Jefferson St.,  Hoboken                                                      

Joseph S. Branda

Born:  12.03.1891 to Francesco Brando and Paolina Sica,  Hoboken

Died:  06.1984, Hoboken

Occupation:  Special officer,  Hudson & Manhattan RR (1917),  stevedore (1920-1930)

Residence:  1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken

1917-1930,  701 Adams St., Hoboken

1942,  101 Hudson St., Hoboken

Michelina Branda

Born:  10.1898 to Francesco Brando and Paolina Sica, Hoboken

Residence:  1900-1920, Hoboken

IV-CHILDREN OF GIOVANNI BRANDA AND ANNAMARIA STEFANO

Rosa Branda                                                                      

Born:  02.03.1886 to Giovanni Brando and Annamaria Stefano,  Monte San Giacomo

Married:  Giuseppe Chirichella 17.02.1901,  Hoboke*

Residence:  1900-1930, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken

Immigrated:  c.1888

Anthony Branda                                                               

Born:  14.12.1888 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken--dc.I  

Married:  Anna ?

Children:  Annie b.1908, John b.1910, Frank b.1912, Joseph b.1913, Jessie b.1915, Mary b.1917, Anthony

b.1918

Died:  12.1973,  Hoboken-ssi

Occupation:  Pool shop owner (1910),  Jitney driver (1917-1930)--usc

Residence:  1900-1942, Jefferson St.(various addresses), Hoboken--usc

Lucia Lucy Branda                                                          

Born:  04.08.1892 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken

Married:  Philip Romanelli 1910*--aft

Died:  28.11.1958, Bogota,  NJ

Occupation:  Dress maker (1930)

Residence:  1900-1930, Hoboken

Francesca Francis Branda                                             

Born:  24.08.1894 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken

Married:  Pietro Petrosino

Died:  1968

Residence:  1900-1942,  610 Jefferson St., Hoboken

Mary Branda                                                                     

Born:  10.07.1896 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken

Residence:  1900-1910,  610 Jefferson St.,  Hoboken,  NJ

Frank Branda                                                                    

Born:  02.1899 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken

Residence:  1900-1910,  610 Jefferson St., Hoboken

Martha Branda                                                                 

Born:  1902 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano,  Hoboken

Occupation:  Dress factory seamstress (1920)

Residence:  1910-1920,  610 Jefferson St.,  Hoboken

Joseph Branda                                                                  

Born:  1903 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken

Occupation:  Bus driver (1920-1930)

Residence:  1910-1930,  610 Jefferson St., Hoboken

IV-CHILDREN OF NICOLA BRANDO AND MARIA CHIRICHELA

Annamaria Brando                          

Born:  20.01.1876 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella,  Monte San Giacomo

Antonia Brando                                

Born:  29.04.1878 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella,  Monte San Giacomo

Married:  Domenico Calabrese 19.07.1896*

Domenicantonio Brando                

Born:  20.04.1880 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella,  Monte San Giacomo

Married:  Angelina Sica 07.06.1902,  Monte San Giacomo

Children:  Maria b.1904,  Michele b.1908

Occupation:  Possidente

Immigrated:  05.03.1908, Nord-Deautcher Lloyd Friedrich der Grosse, Napoli-New York

Michele Brando                                

Born:  24.12.1882 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella,  Monte San Giacomo

Antonio Brando                                

Born:  26.05.1886 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella,  Monte San Giacomo

Rosa Brando                                      

Born:  03.02.1889 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella,  Monte San Giacomo

Pietro Brando                                    

Born:  04.10.1892 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella,  Monte San Giacomo

Francesco Brando                            

Born:  01.01.1898 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella,  Monte San Giacomo

Died:  19.01.1898

III-CHILDREN OF DOMENICANTONIO BRANDO AND ANGELINA SICA

Maria Brando                                    

Born:  07.06.1904 to Domenico Brando and Angiola Sica,  Monte San Giacomo

Michele Brando                                

Born:  11.07.1908 to Domenico Brando and Angela Sica,  Monte San Giacomo

               

VII

Giacomo Brando

Born:  c.1798 to Francesco Brando and Maria D’Alessandro, San Giacomo

Married:  Carminella Caporrino 06.02.1820, San Giacomo—ama.1

Children:  Francesco b.1821, Vincenzo b.1824, Antonio b.1827, Michele b.1832, Vincenzo b.1834,

Pasqualina b.1836, Carmela b.1840

Died:  01.12.1854, San Giacomo—am.51    

Occupation:  Contadino

Angela Rosa Branno

Born:  c.1803 to Francesco Brando and Maria D’Alessandro, San Giacomo

Married:  Michele Romano 06.07.1819, San Giacomo—ama.22*

Died:  04.11.1828, San Giacomo—am.71

Antonia Branno

Born:  06.02.1804 to Francesco and Maria D’Alessandro, San Giacomo

Married:  Antonio Aletta 12.11.1825, San Giacomo—ama.8*

VI-CHILDREN OF GIACOMO BRANDO AND CARMINELLA CAPORRINO

Francesco Brando    

Born:  20.07.1821 to Giacomo Brando and Carminella Caporrino, San Giacomo—an.60

Married:  Rachele Bortone 30.06.1841, San Giacomo—ama.10

Children:  Annamaria b.1843, Antonia b.1848, Giacomo b.1851, Anna b.1852, Angelo b.1856, Carmela

b.1864

Occupation:  Contadino

Vincenzo Brando

Born:  11.11.1824 to Giacomo Brando and Carminella Caporrino, San Giacomo—an.118

Married:  celibe

Died:  02.03.1864, San Giacomo—am.16

Antonio Brando                

Born:  03.10.1827 to Giacomo Brando and Carminella Caporrino, San Giacomo—an.91

Died:  02.11.1828, San Giacomo—am.70

Michele Branno                

Born:  26.02.1832 to Giacomo Brando and Carminella Caporrino, San Giacomo—an.84  

Married:  celibe

Died:  02.06.1854, San Giacomo—am.18

Occupation:  Contadino

Pasqualina Branno                           

Born:  29.07.1836 to Giacomo Brando and Carminella Caporrino, San Giacomo—an.84

Married:  Andrea Policastro 21.07.1859, San Giacomo—ama.13*

Died:  19.05.1876,  Monte San Giacomo

Maria Carmela Brando

Born:  18.07.1840 to Giacomo Brando and Carminella Caporrino, San Giacomo—an.73

Married:  Angelo Navatta 02.04.1865, San Giacomo—ama.4*

V-CHILDREN OF FRANCESCO BRANDO AND RACHELE BORTONE

Annamaria Brando

Born:  22.12.1843 to Francesco Brando and Rachele Bortone, San Giacomo—an.94         

Married:  Giovanni Romano 03.06.1870*

Died:  28.10.1885,  Monte San Giacomo

Antonia Brando

Born:  03.04.1848 to Francesco Brando and Rachele Bortone, San Giacomo—an.35         

Married:  Antonio Alessandro 21.07.1879,  Monte San Giacomo*

Giacomo Antonio Branno                              

Born:  05.03.1851 to Francesco Brando and Rachele Bortone, San Giacomo—an.12

Died:  12.05.1851, San Giacomo—am.168

Anna Branno                     

Born:  30.04.1852 to Francesco Brando and Rachele Bortone, San Giacomo—an.73

Angelo Brando                  

Born:  26.07.1856 to Francesco Brando and Rachele Bortone, San Giacomo—an.73

Carmela Brando               

Born:  08.04.1864 to Francesco Brando and Rachele Bortone, San Giacomo—an.42

 

Anna Maria Branno

Born:  08.07.1813 to Gennaro Brando and Marianna Percontino, San Giacomo—an.82

Married:  Luigi Monaco 01.09.1828, San Giacomo—ama.12*

Died:  18.10.1845, San Giacomo—am.64

 

*had children,  see husband’s surname entry