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Grandfather Origin

Postby jmirra3 » 23 Jun 2009, 20:46

My grandmother tells me that she is Calabrese and Sicilian (which I assume means that her parents are from Calabria and Sicily)

She tells me that my grandfather was Brutsese and Nabiladon. That is how she pronounces them. I assume she means Abruzzo but I can't figure out the other one.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Jim

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Re: Grandfather Origin

Postby sal4 » 23 Jun 2009, 21:20

Hi Jim.............Nabiladon (I don't know how to spell it) is the Italian way to say your from Naples...Hope this helps......Sal4
Looking for surnames Iasalvatore (Salvatore), Tartaglia, Rosetta, Consola, Di Muccio, Castellano, Montanaro, Dipaolo, Costa, Sansone, Giudicianni and Laudato.

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Re: Grandfather Origin

Postby misbris » 23 Jun 2009, 21:26

Hi,

Napolitan or Neopolitan (from Naples)

Now you have 4 locations: Calabria, Naples, Abruzzo, and Sicily. All are provinces (Naples is a city and province) . You will probably need to pinpoint the specific towns to get more info.

Do you have ship's manifests? If you would like to provide names and more information we will be able to help you find their towns of origin.

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Re: Grandfather Origin

Postby jmirra3 » 23 Jun 2009, 22:17

My grandfather's father Anthony Mirra was born in Pennsylvania and this is Anthony's mother's passenger list (Gelsomina D'Amato):

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 939520448&

Anthony's father is Rafaelle Mirra (I don't have a passenger list for him)


My grandfather's mother was Nora Mangini born in Pennsylvania
Nora's mother is Rosa De Feis and this is her passenger list:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.4.226\\IMAGES\\T715-0471\\T715-04710640.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=102542040358&name=Luigi%26nbsp%3BDe+Feis&doa=Jun+23%2C+1904&port=Napoli&line=0027

Nora's father is Nicolas Mangini (I have no passenger list for him)

My grandmother's father Guiseppe Sampognaro was from Caccamo, Palermo, Sicily
My grandmother's mother Mary Corsino was born in Ohio and I only have her parents names from the death certificate Andrea Corsino and Vincenza Caledonia

Thank you,

Jim

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Re: Grandfather Origin

Postby misbris » 23 Jun 2009, 23:39

Gelsomina is from Campagna, province of Salerno, but Naples is the largest city in that area, so that is how she probably identified herself.

I am not sure you have the correct manifest for Rosa, the one you posted is for a Luigi, going to Philadelphia????

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Re: Grandfather Origin

Postby jmirra3 » 24 Jun 2009, 00:09

according to Pink who was helping me find My great grandmother Nora's mother:

Rosina Barra, Single, travelling from Paduli (Benevento Province - Campania region) with her father De Feis Luigi (possible step-father?) age 57, barber, going to Phila to join her mother Maria living 1506 South 2nd Street.
In the declaration for Luigi De feis, in a first time he declared to join his wife Maria same address but near there is a post-annotation "Rel." for relative.


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