I have an ancestor that was born in como in 1799,but had no luck in finding out any more except that he came over to england before 1823.(i guess como is a big place). But i want to know how he got over here.His name was Dominic Luvate but possiabley it might have been changed.
The surname LUVATE does not exist in Italy today. However, the names LUVATTI and LUVETTI (using the phonetic pronunciation of you ancestor's surname) do exist in the Lombardia Region where the Province of Como is located.
Can you tell my why you stated that he arrived before 1823? Did something significant happen in 1823, or something that you can document to put him in England?
Found this Baptism in Lancashire, England for Charles Luvate in 1865.
Name: Charles Herbert Luvate Gender: Male Baptism/Christening Date: 17 Feb 1865 Baptism/Christening Place: SAINT JOHN,PRESTON,LANCASHIRE,ENGLAND Birth Date: Birthplace: Death Date: Name Note: Race: Father's Name: Dominic Luvate Father's Birthplace: Father's Age: Mother's Name: Elizabeth Jane Mother's Birthplace: Mother's Age: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00713-6 System Origin: England-ODM Source Film Number: 93989, 93990
Napoleon wars left northern Italy with a destroyed agricolture and consequently many farmers were forced to emigrate: a few thousands moved to the British isles in the first half of the nineteenth century. From the 1820s to 1851...accounts for 4000 Italian immigrants in England, with 50% of them living in London. The regional origins of most were the valleys around Como, and Lucca. The people from Como were skilled artisans, making barometers and other precision instruments. People from Lucca specialized in plaster figure making.By the 1870s the main regional origins of Italian emigration to Britain were the valleys of Parma in the north, and the Liri valley, half way between Rome and Naples. A railway network had been started by this time and this helped the people from the Liri valley to migrate to the North of Italy, and then on to Britain.