Alfonso DeSantis was born on 29 September 1877, in Montecorvino Rovella, Salerno, Campania, Italy. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Louise Daino. He died on 6 August 1944, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 66.
Some characteristic forenames: Italian Angelo, Vito, Antonio, Rocco, Domenic, Gino, Lorenzo, Pasquale, Sal, Salvatore, Camillo, Dante.
Italian: patronymic from the personal name Santo . It is formed with the Latin ablative plural suffix -is imparting the broader sense ‘belonging to, of’, in this case ‘member of the Santi family’ (compare Santi 2). Compare De Sanctis , Di Santis , and Santis .