Puzzling info on passenger record

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Puzzling info on passenger record

Postby Tomil42 » 30 Aug 2009, 22:45

I am looking for an Augustino Cosentino on the Ellis Island site. I found a man with the right age, but am not sure where he was from. For Last Place of Residence it says, Malocchio, Evil Eye? Or is there a place in Sicily that sounds like this word?

Date of arrival was 25 Mar 1902 ship Nord America departing from Napoli.
Thanks for any ideas on this!

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Re: Puzzling info on passenger record

Postby elba » 30 Aug 2009, 23:13

There is a Malocchio in Pistoia, Tuscany. See the map >HERE<

This Malocchio comes under the >Comune of Buggiano<
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Re: Puzzling info on passenger record

Postby uantiti » 31 Aug 2009, 06:44

The name of the town written there is Malocchio but could be a misplelling of MOLOCHIO, a town in Calabria region, province of Reggio Calabria where the surname Cosentino exists. Also the first name is Agostino.

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