Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

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Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby jenf » 08 Oct 2009, 00:29

I am trying to find out as much information I can about the Raffin family from Cordenons Italy.

My grandfather is Federico Raffin
great-grandparents- Antonio Raffin & Louisa(Binot)
great-great-grandparents-Giobatta Raffin & Rosa(Marson)
I would love to know birth, marriage and death dates.

Also I have been told I am from the "Sechat Branch" of Raffins. Which I am not really sure what that means. any help?

I'm trying to add twigs and branches to my family tree. Thanks

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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby PeterTimber » 08 Oct 2009, 01:01

www.tuttitalia.it/friuli-venezia-giulia/87-cordenons is the website of choice and scroll down to MUNICIPIO for the address in order to request BMD documents from 1871 to 1911 for your family from the UFFICIO DI STATO CIVILE in Cordenone.

Go to www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/it ... tters.html for the form letters in Italian

Youmight also wish to go to google.com and put in the title "Raffin genealogy codrenone Italy" for any genealogy conducted for Raffin surname. =Peter=
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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby misbris » 08 Oct 2009, 02:50

This looks like it might be Federico's manifest. There is a lot of info on it. Can you confirm it is the correct manifest?

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0024

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http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0024

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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby jenf » 08 Oct 2009, 03:18

Thanks Peter..will write letter.

@misbris- yes this is my grandfather and his brother Emilio. Thank you!

have you ever heard of Surnames having diff. branch names?
I was told the Raffin Branch on my dads side is from the Sechat Branch.

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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby misbris » 08 Oct 2009, 03:26

The most common five family names in Cordenons:


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176.15 Turrin
173.44 De Piero
157.18 Scian
132.79 Raffin
124.66 Romanin

Perhaps this is why there are 2 branches.

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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby uantiti » 08 Oct 2009, 08:06

jenf wrote:
Also I have been told I am from the "Sechat Branch" of Raffins. Which I am not really sure what that means. any help?


The surname Raffin is common in all three Northern East regions of Italy.
To avoid homonymies, in the past, it became necessary to add a nickname to people having the same surname, the same first name and sometimes the same date of birth.
Nicknames could indicated a profession, a physical peculiarity, the place they were from or just didn't have any meaning. Most of the times nicknames were dialectal words.

I believe "Sechat" is not the correct spelling but just the way you pronounce it in English. They way you wrote it would sound "Sekat" in Italian. The correct spelling could be most probably "Seciàt". This word in the dialect of Veneto comes from "sècia" which means "bucket", so "seciàt" could indicate someone making buckets, or **SPAM** buckets and other tools.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby jenf » 08 Oct 2009, 19:11

Thanks everyone....great information. I am new at this genealogy thing.
So every little bit helps.

@Jammier~ clicked on where is says "click here to know more" it took me to google???

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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby jenf » 08 Oct 2009, 21:25

In some of my family paper work says my family is from --
Cordenons, Udine Italy but when I look at the map it shows Cordenons is in the Prov. of Pordenone Italy.
Did the Cordenons change prov.?

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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby misbris » 08 Oct 2009, 22:10

You are correct.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Pordenone

But civil records are found in the town, so it is not a problem for research.

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0

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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby jenf » 08 Oct 2009, 23:06

Thank u!!

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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby mraffin » 30 Apr 2010, 02:41

My family, Raffin, is also from Cordenons. My grandfather, Guiseppe Raffin, emigrated to the states in the 1930s. Guiseppe was 1 of 11 or 13 children. He lived in Troy and Schenectedy NY, NYC, and Medford, MA. He was first and foremost a cook, but also a carpenter. My grandmother was Assunta D'Andrea, daughter of Giacomo D'Andrea, also from Cordenons.

I have visited Cordenons a few times. From my understanding there were 2 Raffin families in Cordenons. On my visit, I met more of the D'Andrea side of the family, but I did meet a few Raffin relatives.

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Re: Raffin family from Cordenons Italy, Prov. of Udine.

Postby jenf » 13 Jan 2012, 05:53

[quote="jenf"]I am trying to find out as much information I can about the Raffin family from Cordenons Italy.


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