PONISI - SURNAME
MY MOTHER'S NAME WAS GEORGINA PONISI. SHE WAS BORN IN BELFAST & WAS REARED AT 63 ACADEMY ST.,BELFAST, THEN ENGLAND AND THEN BACK TO
BROADWAY OFF THE FALLS ROAD. HER FATHERS' NAME WAS WILLIAM PONISI. HE HAD 2-BROTHERS & 2-SISTERS
MY MOTHER HAD SISTERS NAMED: SAL,FRANCIS & MARY AND BROTHERS JAMES, JOHNNEY,TOMMY & WILLIE IF ANYONE HAS ANYMORE INFO ABOUT THE FAMILY I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO HEAR YOU. I CAN BE CONTACTED ON TEL.(003531)8735918 / (00353)872610389
OR E'MAIL BERNARD.KELLY@DIT.IEWE ALWAYS ASSUMED MY GRAND-FATHER WAS ITALIAN
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My paternal grandmother was Ellen Ponisi and she married Daniel Woods in Belfast. Daniel Woods had a tailor shop on Great St. Patrick street near Academy Street. They had 5 children - Patrick, George, Nellie, Cissie and Daniel. She died in childbirth around 1927 in Belfast. Her Husband Daniel moved to Glasgow, Scotland with 2 sons (Patrick and George) around 1930. The other 3 children stayed with relatives in Belfast. I believe Ellen had a sister named Georgina. I am the son of George Woods who moved to Toronto Canada in 1960. Patrick's son Stephen created a family tree on Geni,com It might be of interest.There are several Ponisi families in Belfast. I tried to trace the origins of the name and found in the Italian phone directory a concentration of individuals with that name around Milan, Italy.
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If you look at the Ellis Island Site (www.ellisisland.org) you will discover that the only two men arriving in New York were
Sicilian: one lived near AGRIGENTO (Racalmuto) and the other near PALERMO.
Unfortunately at the moment any Ponisi family doesn't exist in Sicily.
This surname is over!
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