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Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby Cily » 18 Jan 2009, 11:47

Hey,
My name is Cily Falagiarda and I live in Belgium.
Apparently I have distant relatives in the USA.
My greatgrandfather emigrated to the USA (I don't know when exactly) and returned later to Italy, Dorsino. There our family received the nickname Mercani. Can somebody help me find my relatives in the USA?
Thanks!!!!!
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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby nuccia » 18 Jan 2009, 12:17

Hi Cily and Welcome to IG.

We can try to help you but we would need a bit more information before proceeding.

Can you provide us with your great grandfather's name, and perhaps his possible year of birth? So you know who he married (the maiden name would be great).

Hope I am understanding this correctly....

Was Mercani the name he was given when he came to the USA, or when he returned to Italy? Do you know what is was before?



Meanwhile, you may want to look over these sites to help you get started.

Steve Morse Search Engine and

Ellis Island. You will need to register a user name and password but the site is free and will help you search ship manifests up to 1924 (providing that he went through the New York Port at Ellis).

While you are there, have a look around Steve's other pages as well. They provide a lot of very good and useful information.
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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby Cily » 18 Jan 2009, 14:29

Hi Nuccia,
I have to look if I find more info.
Mercani was a nickname given to the family when he came back in Dorsino. His last name was Falagiarda, but apparently in the Dorsino region the families are better known with their nickname.
Thanks for the links
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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby PeterTimber » 18 Jan 2009, 14:31

There is Christina Falagiarda in Parachute Colorado. You can go to 1-800-877-3272 for her address and telephone but you have to pay something. =Peter=
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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby liviomoreno » 18 Jan 2009, 18:28

Mercani seems to be a contraction of "Americani"=Americans. They got the nickname because they were coming from America...

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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby nuccia » 18 Jan 2009, 18:33

Ahhh..yes, this would make sense. I see that now. Thanks Livio! :)
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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby Cily » 18 Jan 2009, 18:43

liviomoreno wrote:Mercani seems to be a contraction of "Americani"=Americans. They got the nickname because they were coming from America...

That's correct :D
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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby vj » 18 Jan 2009, 19:05

Cily wrote:My greatgrandfather emigrated to the USA (I don't know when exactly) and returned later to Italy, Dorsino


Hi Cily!
Did find a possible ship manifest on ancestry. com
Perhaps this record will be familiar to you or someone in your family?
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possible 1906 manifest
10 Dec 1906, SS La Bretagne, Havre to NY
Line 20
Aurelio Falliagarda 25 (born about 1881)
- non-immigrant alien
- last residence Dorsino
- destination Denver, Colorado
- in US before, 6 (?) years
- joining cousin (??) in Denver
- born in Dorsino

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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby PeterTimber » 18 Jan 2009, 20:52

There is a listing for the E-mail address for NELLO FALAGIARDA in the USA at www.intellus.com (either $1.95 or $4.95 not sure which). =Peter=
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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby Cily » 19 Jan 2009, 19:12

nuccia wrote:Can you provide us with your great grandfather's name, and perhaps his possible year of birth? So you know who he married (the maiden name would be great).


Hi,
I found this:
Falagiarda Giovanni 07/04/1858 29/07/1942
Falagiarda Adelinda 18/03/1862 02/07/1933

But I don't know the maidenname of my greatgrandmother yet.

Greetings,
Cily

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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby uantiti » 19 Jan 2009, 22:53

vj wrote:
Cily wrote:My greatgrandfather emigrated to the USA (I don't know when exactly) and returned later to Italy, Dorsino


Hi Cily!
Did find a possible ship manifest on ancestry. com
Perhaps this record will be familiar to you or someone in your family?
Valarie

possible 1906 manifest
10 Dec 1906, SS La Bretagne, Havre to NY
Line 20
Aurelio Falliagarda 25 (born about 1881)
- non-immigrant alien
- last residence Dorsino
- destination Denver, Colorado
- in US before, 6 (?) years
- joining cousin (??) in Denver
- born in Dorsino



Valarie,
the cousin's name on ship manifest is Barni RUFFINO in Denver.

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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby vj » 19 Jan 2009, 23:19

uantiti wrote:Valarie,
the cousin's name on ship manifest is Barni RUFFINO in Denver.
Ada


Ada,
Besides not being able to decipher either name,
I couldn't figure out which name was the surname.
Thank you!
That makes sense.
Valarie

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Postby wldspirit » 20 Jan 2009, 00:03

Barni = Bernardo or Bernardino??
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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby trentino » 21 Mar 2010, 19:25

Cily wrote:Hey,
My name is Cily Falagiarda and I live in Belgium.
Apparently I have distant relatives in the USA.
My greatgrandfather emigrated to the USA (I don't know when exactly) and returned later to Italy, Dorsino. There our family received the nickname Mercani. Can somebody help me find my relatives in the USA?
Thanks!!!!!
Cily Falagiarda

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Re: Looking for Falagiarda from Dorsino (soprannome Mercani)

Postby trentino » 23 Mar 2010, 21:17

Ciao Cily....My name is George Falagrady, originally ,Falagiarda. My grandparents were from Dorsino..Most all of the Falagiarda,s came to Colorado..where most still live today....I am currently the President of the Tirolisi Trentini Club in Denver...I can provide more info on the Falagiarda...Let me know...I.m new to this site, and don,t know if you received my previous reply.......George.


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