Jill Biden the new Italian American first lady

The new First lady

Jill Biden the new Italian-American first lady, in fact, the new first lady of the white house, has Italian origins but in particular Sicilian. It is the first time in American history that a first lady has Italian origins. After the clash between Trump and Biden for access to the white house, which lasted longer than usual. Keeping millions of Americans and supporters on both sides in suspense around the world.

In the end, the Democratic Party triumphed, after four years of Trump’s presidency, where there was a lot of debate over the choices made by the Republican party representative.

Forecasts have always given the Republican party an advantage. But three states, in particular, Georgia Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, allowed Biden and the Democratic Party to win, even though those states were Republican supporters. So in this 2020, a new American era begins with a Democratic Party at the head. And for us Italians, there is some pride in this American election thanks to Jill Biden and her Italian origins

The origin

In fact, the new American first lady has Sicilian origins, specifically from a small town near Messina. Jill Biden, her surname is actually Jill Jacobs. Jacobs comes from an Italian surname, Giacoppo. In fact, the grandfather of the first lady who comes from Gesso in Sicily, at the beginning of 1900, landed in America.

After a few years in America, Domenico Giacoppo decided to Americanize the name in Jacobs, to make it easier to pronounce in the states. In addition, in the early 1900s, there was still racism against Italians who came from the poorest areas of the Italian peninsula, such as Sicily, Calabria, Puglia and Campania. For this reason, the Italian surname was changed to Jacobs.

The grandfather of the first lady to be precise embarked on May 19, 1900, on the ship “Patria” departing from Naples. Together with his mother Angela Caruso and three other brothers Antonio, Natalina and Giovanna, respectively 11, 8 and 5 years old, to reach the head of the family Placido Giacoppo and start the American dream.

If you liked the article, please follow our Social Media pages!

X