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Schmelly
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
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A lot of Sicilians immigrated to Louisiana in the late 19th/early 20th century.



That’s how my people got here


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The Ramp
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
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Italy is the boot. We're trying to punt Sicily away.


My dad used to say that all the time to my mom lol


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LeMarteau
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Hoover, AL (B.R. native)
Member since Mar 2008
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
Having spent time in Italy and Sicily, I can matter of fact state that Italian women > than Sicilian women. And it isn’t even close.
No offense.


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Jp1LSU
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
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One is refined, one is scum.




The sopranos and a bunch of other cable shows introduced “Jersey” culture to world. I grew up just outside of Princeton so I don’t have much formidable years of experience to speak about. Its mostly BS both here and there. I’ve been to Italy three times the difference between people isn’t that definitive.


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Parmen
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
I wish I could downvote this twice.

Proud Sicilian and Italian American here.


Bourre'
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Da Parish
Member since Nov 2012
13191 posts

re: Italian vs. Sicilian
Mom’s side of the family is Sicilian. They started off in the French Quarter before settling in Chalmette. I remember growing up around a lot of other families who were Sicilian. Not many over 6ft tall, lol


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I Bleed Garnet
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
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None of my friends seem to have much interest in the background influences, or how we became to be. It is really saddening.

Don’t come after me here
But it seems to be a thing more in the north (what I’ve found)
I could not give two shits of my heritage or where my ancestors came from
I’m born here, so were my parents, theirs and theirs

Up here, you got 4th and 5th generation Italians, Irish, Greeks, Polish etc acting like they just came off the boat and using it as a conversation piece
“Oh that’s a great last name, where is that from?”
“Uhhh Charlotte?”
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aTmTexas Dillo
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Member since Sep 2018
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
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Italian vs. Sicilian

In the minds of Italians, there is a difference between northern and southern Italians. My wife's family are northern Italians and she grew up in the Pittsburgh area. Her grandparents liked to hang out with their own. They had a social club where they prepared and ate food prepared from recipes of northern Italy. So I'm sure in the same manner southern Italians likely view themselves as not the same as Sicilians.


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Kevin TheRant
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
I am nearly 100% Sicilian. My moms maternal side is from San Giuseppe Jato. Paternal side is from Trapani. Dads side all from around Palermo.

They always told me Italians from the mainland look at them as peasants. So they always hated mainland Italians. I think in Sicily, much like southern Italy, it is more traditional Italians. Now they have always had the attitude of them against the world because they have been invaded quite a few times in the last 1000 yrs.


Bulletproof Lover
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2008
1421 posts

re: Italian vs. Sicilian
There is a lot of Berber DNA in Sicily and Southern Italy. The Berbers were a very interesting group.

LINK
You can see the women of Morocco, Algeria and Sicily look very similar.
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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
Member since Oct 2003
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
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We call it red gravy at my house.
Well, it's probably a sauce.


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EveryoneGetsATrophy
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2017
1710 posts

re: Italian vs. Sicilian
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A lot of Sicilians immigrated to Louisiana in the late 19th/early 20th century.


Independence is loaded with Sicilians.


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SaintlyTiger88
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Louisiana
Member since Apr 2013
1244 posts

re: Italian vs. Sicilian
Parmen, I didn't mean any offense by creating this thread, I was just curious about the differences between Sicilians and Italians. If you’re both, that’s even better!


G Vice
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Dec 2006
11836 posts

re: Italian vs. Sicilian
This has been great thread and most-informative.

My mother's grandparents immigrated from Palermo, Sicily through Ellis Island and they settled in Baltimore, where they raised my grandmother and her siblings. So said, possible mafia connections back then, because they lived very well considering their occupations, and I remember my grandmother saying she was very thankful for having plenty to eat during the Great Depression.

Granny married a Texan and they wound up settling in Baton Rouge, where they raised my mother.

If we were at her house on Sundays, she would cook old school chicken cacciatore.

On a different note: Sicilians were actively recruited to immigrate directly to Vermilion parish to work the fields once slavery was abolished. They were considered second-class citizens and also considered non-white.A few names are Russo, Piazza, Guarino.

Abbeville held it's first Sicilian Immigrant festival last year. Not sure if they did it this year due to covid19.


RedPop4
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Santiago de Compostela
Member since Jan 2005
11956 posts

re: Italian vs. Sicilian
They were first brought over to work cane plantations.


tigafan4life
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Member since Dec 2006
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
Anyone’s family name get changed while coming through Ellis Island? My mom has done extensive genealogy on our family. Went and actually visited the village my ggranmother came from. She found the paperwork from Ellis island and somehow the last name got changed. Not by much but it was definitely not the name my ggrandfather was birthed with. Of course it was rumored that there were mafia ties and that you couldn’t talk about uncle mike but I think it was folk lore. My family settled in NYC and I think some distant cousins still live there but my close family got to New Orleans in the 9th ward and that is where my mother grew up.


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Niccolo Machiavelli
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re: Italian vs. Sicilian
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Tree small onions


FIFY


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