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Rucco Surname

Postby jessicarucco » 05 Nov 2009, 16:19

Hi Everyone - My name is Jessica, and I am trying to obtain the names of my Great Grandfather's parents, as well as confirm what my Great Grandmother's maiden name was. My Great Grandfather was Antonio Rucco, and he as born in Naples (or the area) in May of 1880.

He immigrated to New York around 1909. His wife's name was Filomena, and I have always been told that her maiden name was "Salerno" - however, I know that Salerno is a place, so maybe my family was just confused?

A relative of mine was told that the names of Antonio's parents were Francesco and Rose, but I can't find any Italian records on any of them.

Just in case someone may be working on the same surname, After Antonio and Filomena came to the states my Grandfather, Orlando Rucco Sr was born in New York (and they had other children, Joseph, Francesco, Rose, Viola, Assunta, Americo), and then my father was born in 1949, Orlando Rucco Jr. The majority of our family lives in the Bronx area.

If anyone has any tips on how to track down some info, I would be most grateful!

Cheers!

Jessica

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Re: Rucco Surname

Postby PeterTimber » 05 Nov 2009, 16:35

You need to know the town of origin for Antonio Rucco and other Rucco as well since most records of Birth, marriage and death are in that place of origin. I checked ellisisland.org for Antonio Rucco arrival being born in Italy in 1880 and could notlocate anyone by that name born in that year.

Please let us know the name of the town and everything will open up.

Perhaps while your researching youmay wish to acquaint yourself with Italian Genelaogy by going tothe Italian genealogy website
www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/fr ... earch.html

Once you know the town of origin then you can write and send for birth,marriage and death certificates free of charge to the City, Town or Village of origin. Italian langiage form letters canbe found at this website
www.Angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/it ... tters.html

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Re: Rucco Surname

Postby liviomoreno » 05 Nov 2009, 16:43

jessicarucco wrote:... I have always been told that her maiden name was "Salerno" - however, I know that Salerno is a place, so maybe my family was just confused? ...


Salerno is the name of a town, located south of Naples, and is also a surname. The Italian White Pages show 6500+ entries for people surnamed Salerno, and they are spread all over Italy.

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Re: Rucco Surname

Postby jessicarucco » 05 Nov 2009, 16:48

I will post something as soon as I can find something to indicate where exactly they lived. I searched a map that shows the majority of Ruccos reside in Puglia? I have a feeling that the surname was changed upon arrival. Maybe Ruocco, or Rocco? I will keep searching and post something if I find anything out. Thx!

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Postby jessicarucco » 05 Nov 2009, 16:51

Here is a Census record that I have - but it says an alternate name could be "Kucco" - would this be because they decided to change it, or a simple spelling issue?

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Re: Rucco Surname

Postby jessicarucco » 05 Nov 2009, 16:52

Sorry...here it is...

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Postby liviomoreno » 05 Nov 2009, 17:13

Attaching pics does not work...
You should upload your picture to an hosting web and then post the link here...

Btw I believe that Kucco is a mispelling...

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Postby suanj » 05 Nov 2009, 18:05

hi,
from 1910 census seeming that the arrival was the 1908:
1910 United States Federal Census about Antonio Rucco
Name: Antonio Rucco
[Antonio Kucco]
Age in 1910: 30
[31]
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
[abt 1879]
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Filomeno
Home in 1910: Bronx Assembly District 33, New York, New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1908
Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age
Antonio Rucco
30
[31]
Filomeno Rucco
25
Francesco Rucco
2


in 1920 census:
1920 United States Federal Census
about Toney Rucco
Name: Toney Rucco
[Tony Rucco]
Home in 1920: Bronx Assembly District 1, Bronx, New York
Age: 40 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Filomenia
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1900
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 953
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Toney Rucco 40
Filomenia Rucco 35
Frank Rucco 12
Joseph Rucco 8
Toney Rucco 6
Rosie Rucco 4
Orlando Rucco 2



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1930 United States Federal Census
about Anthony Rocco
Name: Anthony Rocco
Home in 1930: Bronx, Bronx, New York
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Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Falemaia
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
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Household Members: Name Age
Anthony Rocco 50 imm 1903 naturalized
Falemaia Rocco 45 imm. 1907 naturalized
Frank Rocco 22
Joseph Rocco 18
Anthony Rocco 16
Rose Rocco 14
Olanda Rocco 12
Viola Rocco 10
Susan Rocco 7
America Rocco 2



the surname is spelled Rocco

also by WWII draft registration card the birth month is sep and not may

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Anthony I Rucco
Name: Anthony I Rucco
Birth Date: 20 Sep 1880
Birth Place: Naples
Residence: Bx, New York
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2247428

wife Filomena Rucco=next of kin

now it is necessary to find the ship's manifest for Antonio and Filomena....
hoping helpful,
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