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PANTHER HOLLOW NICKNAMES

Many men in Panther Hollow were referred to only by their nicknames, rather than by their given names. Sometimes the neighborhood wouldn’t even know a man’s given name until reading it in his obituary notice. Most first names, and some last names, were often “Americanized.” Occasionally a person had two nicknames, one given by the family and another by friends, and individuals with the same nickname were usually from different generations. Women generally did not have nicknames. However, because Mary was a popular name, some were referred to by their own first name and their husband’s first name, such as “Mary George,” or by their first name and their husband’s nickname, such as “Mary Nuchy.” 

Below are the nicknames of some of the men from Panther Hollow. For your convenience, there is also a list of nicknames and their corresponding family names. Send your correspondence to carlinog@hotmail.com if you have nicknames you would like to add to the list.

Nicknames
1. Amers 48. Frenchy 95. Pep
2. Arg 49. Gabby 96. Peppers
3. Argie 50. Gas Pipe 97. Petey Brown
4. Axel 51. GG 98. Pic
5. Babe 52. Giant 99. Pinto
6. Baldy 53. Gimp 100. Pippene
7. Bananas 54. Ginger 101. Ponce
8. Bavorc 55. Governor 102. Popeye
9. Bear 56. Grumpy 103. Puggy
10. Bibs 57. Hair 104. Rags
11. Black Bart 58. Harpo 105. Red
12. Blackie 59. Herky 106. Red Dot
13. Bloomers 60. Horse 107. Rome
14. Bones 61. Hot Lips 108. Rueben
15. Booty 62. Hucky 109. Rug Head
16. Brutus 63. Iron Head 110. Russian
17. Buddy 64. Jake 111. Sandy
18. Buff 65. Jaw 112. Scales
19. Bully 66. Jeep 113. Sheiky
20. Butchy 67. Jimmy Bell 114. Shine
21. Cabbage 68. Jimmy Boy 115. Shoemaker
22. Chang 69. Joe Cash 116. Shotgun
23. Cheech 70. Jughead 117. Sid
24. Cic 71. Jumbo 118. Sky King
25. Chicadil 72. Junior 119. Smiles
26. Chick 73. Lanky 120. Snaps
27. Chicken 74. Lawyer 121. Soho
28. Chatto 75. Lefty 122. Sonny
29. Cipolla 76. Loose Screw 123. Sonny Red
30. Clark Kent 77. Ludgy 124. Squeege
31. Coke 78. Lulu 125. Step Off
32. Cokey 79. Lumps 126. Struggles
33. Crow 80. Mali 127. Tarzan
34. Cubby 81. Mingy 128. The Dag (o)
35. Cuchone 82. Mitsubi 129. The Globe
36. Danny Dons 83. Moby Tuck 130. The Ice Man
37. Danny Fortune 84. Moga 131. Toto
38. Delly 85. Monk 132. Toar
39. Dirt 86. Moony 133. Turk
40. Doc 87. Mort 134. Wacky
41. Duke 88. Muscaid 135. Wave Head
42. Dukey 89. Nelly Bly 136. Welch Aid
43. Ears 90. Nicky Bull 137. Whitey
44. Elmer 91. Nuchy 138. Wiggy
45. Ertl 92. Packard 139. Woo
46. Fabulous Tary 93. Parish 140. Woodsy
47. Flash 94. Peeps 141. Zuccherello

Nicknames and Family Names
1. Amers – Amedio Bellisario 72. Junior – Anthony Diulus, Louis Giampaolo,
2. Arg – Pete Argentine Jimmy Polis, Albert Sandonato
3. Argie – Louis Argentine 73. Lanky – Frank Cafardi
4. Axel – Ezio Quinque 74. Lawyer – Joseph Bucci
5. Babe – Anthony Giampaolo, Felix Butch 75. Lefty – Orlando Polis
6. Baldy – John Flora 76. Loose Screw – Freddy Carrozzi
7. Bananas – Sam Giampaolo 77. Ludgy – Louis Dandrea
8. Bavorc – Carmen D’Andrea 78. Lulu – John Diulus
9. Bear – Patsy DiTommaso 79. Lumps – Albert Giampaolo
10. Bibs – Amedio DeOrio 80. Mali – Frank Malloche
11. Black Bart – Ralph Giampaolo 81. Mingy – John Bucci
12. Blackie – Anthony Frisoli, Carl Sciulli 82. Mitsubi – Anthony Diulus
13. Bloomers – Anthony Cafardi 83. Moby Tuck – Donald DiNardo
14. Bones – Rich Carrozzi 84. Moga – Mariano Polis
15. Booty – Nunzio DiMatteo 85. Monk – Anthony Maffeo
16. Brutus – Norman Veri 86. Moony – Dom Diulus
17. Buddy – Guy Diulus 87. Mort – Bob Casciato
18. Buff – Amedio Sciulli 88. Muscaid – John Diulus
19. Bully – John Diulus 89. Nelly Bly – Peter Maffeo
20. Butchy – Anthony Dandrea 90. Nicky Bull – Nicholas Diulus
21. Cabbage – Domenic Sciulli 91. Nuchy – Charles Casciato
22. Chang – Felix Diulus 92. Packard – Pete Cascaito
23. Cheech – Jesse Quinque 93. Parish – Albert Sciulli
24. Cic. – Gene Ciccinelli 94. Peeps – Joe Diulus, Frank Dandrea
25. Chicadil – Frank Palmieri 95. Pep – Pat Cafardi
26. Chick – Frank DeOrio, Anthony Giampolo 96. Peppers – Ernest Sciulli
27. Chicken – Anthony Sciulli, Anthony Giampolo 97. Petey Brown – Pete Bucci
28. Chatto – Albert Tortorelli 98. Pic – Domenic Sciulli
29. Cipoll – Danny DiTommaso 99. Pinto – Freddie Sciulli
30. Clark Kent – Ray Veri 100. Pippene – Danny Felice
31. Coke – Noah DiNardo 101. Ponce – John Casciato
32. Cokey – Joe Sciulli 102. Popeye – Ralph Bucci Jr.
33. Crow – Anthony Sciulli 103. Puggy – Benjamin Delvecchio
34. Cubby – Freddy Carrozzi 104. Rags – Isadore Diulus
35. Cuchone – Joseph DePasquale, Warren Rudolph 105. Red – Robert Sciulli
36. Danny Dons – Domenic Bellisario 106. Red Dot – Bobby Butch
37. Danny Fortune – Dan Pasquarelli 107. Rome – Domenic Carrozzi
38. Delly – Tony Delvecchio 108. Rueben – Albert Giampolo
39. Dirt – Steve DiNardo 109. Rug Head – Frank Dandrea
40. Doc – Dominic Palmieri 110. Russian – Patsy Caruso
41. Duke – Richard Palmieri 111. Sandy – Albert Sandanato
42. Dukey – Guy Pollice, Nicholas Dandrea 112. Scales – Joe Scalise
43. Ears – John Diulus 113. Sheiky – Frank Dandrea
44. Elmer – Anthony Sciulli 114. Shine – Albert Diulus
45. Ertl – Charles DiNardo 115. Shoemaker – Domenic D’Aquilante
46. Fabulous Tary – Henry Tarantino 116. Shotgun – Joseph DePasquale
47. Flash – Felix Cascaito 117. Sid – Albert Diulus
48. Frenchy – Giuseppe DePasquale 118. Sky King – Tommy Palmieri
49. Gabby – Frank Cafardi 119. Smiles – Dominic A. Sciulli
50. Gas Pipe – Carl Pasquarelli 120. Snaps – John Sciulli
51. GG – Guy Giampaolo 121. Soho – Albert Diulus
52. Giant – Dan Casciato 122. Sonny – Nicholas Delvecchio, Anthony Mamie
53. Gimp – Carl Giampolo 123. Sonny Red – John Gilliland
54. Ginger – John Sciulli 124. Squeege – Jimmy Diulus
55. Governor – Mike Tortorelli 125. Step Off – Charles Sciulli
56. Grumpy – Eddie Diulus 126. Struggles – Anthony Dandrea
57. Hair – Joe Sciulli 127. Tarzan – Larry Sciulli
58. Harpo – Mario Palmieri 128. The Dag (o) – Henry Sciulli
59. Herky – Frank Diulus, Chester Gilliland 129. The Globe – Amedio Bellisario
60. Horse – Leo Czarnecki 130. The Ice Man – Tony Carinci
61. Hot Lips – Eugene Rossi 131. Toto – Anthony Carrozzi
62. Hucky – Henry DeOrio 132. Toar – Bob DePasquale
63. Iron Head – Leo Czarnecki 133. Turk – Andy Veri
64. Jake – Giacomo Bigante 134. Wacky – Guy Bucci
65. Jaw – George Argentine 135. Wave Head – Dave Palmieri
66. Jeep – Eugene DePasquale, Fred Butch 136. Welch Aid – Chucky Welsch
67. Jimmy Bell – Vincent Bellisario 137. Whitey – Albert Pasquarelli
68. Jimmy Boy – James Kunsman 138. Wiggy – Henry DeOrio
69. Joe Cash – Joe Cascaito 139. Woo – Domenic Verratti
70. Jughead – Gino DiMatteo 140. Woodsy – Pete Diulus
71. Jumbo – Gaetano Giampaolo 141. Zuccherello – Domenic Pasquarelli

 

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