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still looking for ruffo

Postby bella814 » 17 Jun 2009, 12:48

Does anyone know what area in Italy the surname ruffo comes from? I am trying to figure out when they started migrating to Pennsylvania. Also, in the early 1900's would there be a avg age difference between husband and wife and would the wife ever be older?

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Re: still looking for ruffo

Postby Conti832 » 17 Jun 2009, 13:04

I'm guessing you are here in the Shenango Valley.If you haven't already try the Prothonotary office at our County Courthouse.Ask for the records of people applying to become Americans.Look for names you have metioned and also names that you suspect.I found that my Grandmother had family here in Sharpsville from Italy before She came by a hunch and seeing a name that was misspelled.I asked to have them put the film on and found prove.

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Re: still looking for ruffo

Postby bella814 » 17 Jun 2009, 13:15

actually, I am in Florida. PA is the worst for trying to find anything. I am still trying to figure out the joseph ruffo part. I can't even figure out a brother, father, mother... The rotunnos were much easier since they seem to have stayed around New Castle and the New Castle Times is wonderful. But there are just so many mary's and ann's mixed in with everyone,I get lost and forget what I was looking for. There are so many tangents.

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Re: still looking for ruffo

Postby Conti832 » 17 Jun 2009, 13:21

One other thing as far as ages.Don't go by dates on tombstones.My research was thrown back years by trusting those dates of Italians who came here.

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Re: still looking for ruffo

Postby bella814 » 17 Jun 2009, 14:52

good advice. thanks.

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Re: still looking for ruffo

Postby Conti832 » 18 Jun 2009, 14:15

I was looking at St.Mary's list of people buried.There is a name listed like this.Ruffo,Mary A.Rotunno.Many Rotunno's and a few Ruffo listed

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Re: still looking for ruffo

Postby bella814 » 18 Jun 2009, 19:26

where did you get the list from? I think Mary A rotunno was married to Albert C Ruffo. I think he was a brother of joseph. Or Mary A was a sister to Anne L. Rotunno which was another joseph ruffo's mother. it is so confusing.

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Re: still looking for ruffo

Postby Conti832 » 19 Jun 2009, 13:19

St.Mary's which is right outside Sharpsville has a site with listings of people there.If you ever get the chance to get there in person some old stones even have the name of the towns in Italy that they came from.

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Re: still looking for ruffo

Postby vj » 21 Jun 2009, 12:37

bella814 wrote:where did you get the list from? I think Mary A rotunno was married to Albert C Ruffo. I think he was a brother of joseph. Or Mary A was a sister to Anne L. Rotunno which was another joseph ruffo's mother. it is so confusing.


Conti832 wrote:St.Mary's which is right outside Sharpsville has a site with listings of people there.If you ever get the chance to get there in person some old stones even have the name of the towns in Italy that they came from.


Here's the link:
http://www.interment.net/data/us/pa/mer ... /index.htm


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