Abel Ferrara

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Ferrara in 2013, photo by prphotos

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 19, 1951

*Italian (father)
*Irish (mother)

Abel Ferrara is an American director, screenwriter, and actor.

Abel’s father, Alfred J., a bookie, of Italian descent, changed the family’s surname from Esposito to Ferrara. His parents were emigrants, from Sarno, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.

Abel’s mother was of Irish Catholic background.

Abel is married to Cristina Chiriac. He has three children, including a daughter with Cristina.

Abel’s paternal grandfather was Abele Ferrara (the son of Alfonso Ferrara and Alfonsa Baselice).

Abel’s paternal grandmother was named Emilia Catalano.

Sources: http://www.dazeddigital.com

Ship manifest record of Abel’s paternal grandparents, Abele Ferrara and Emilia Catalano – http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org

Passenger record of Abel’s paternal grandfather, Abele Ferrara – https://familysearch.org

Passenger record of Abel’s paternal grandmother, Emilia Catalano – https://familysearch.org

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5 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Emilia Catalano and her husband Abele Ferrara arrived on Ship Madonna in May 1906. Abele is listed as non-immigrant alien, and they are joining his brother in law Luciano Parziale.

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  2. andrew says:

    * Italian (father)
    * Irish (mother)

  3. andrew says:

    Abel’s grandfather, Abele Esposito (the son of Alfonso Esposito and Alfonsa Baselice), immigrated in 1902, at 22, from Sarno, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy. For some reason Abel’s father, Alfred J. , a bookie, changed the family’s surname from “Esposito” to “Ferrara”.

    Abel’s grandmother was Emilia Catalano, also born in Sarno.

    Abel’s mother is of Irish Catholic extraction.

    source: http://www.vesuvioweb.com/it/wp-content/uploads/Gaetana-Mazza-E-il-nonno-del-regista-Abel-Ferrara-l%E2%80%99omonimo-sarnese-emigrato-in-America-agli-inizi-del-900.pdf

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