Giordani surname and family information

Are you looking for an Italian surname? Do you need more information about your family heritage?
This is the right place to start your genealogy search.
User avatar
Giordani09
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 21
Joined: 24 Nov 2009, 15:43

Giordani surname and family information

Postby Giordani09 » 24 Nov 2009, 16:53

Hello all. I was hoping to get some information on the Giordani surname and my great grandparents.

I have the Ellis island information for my family. Francesco Giordani was born in the mid 1860's and travelled to the USA (Ohio) in 1901. The paperwork showed that his passage was paid by a cousin named John DeMettio. Francesco left behind a wife (teresa) and 4 children (Guiseppe, Giovanni, Domenico and Giuseppino) who would travel over to meet him in 1903. For some reason, the paperwork for Teresa and the children is listed as Giordanio, but I do not think that is correct.

The documents state that the last residence for Francesco was in DiBronzollo. The documents state that the last place of residence for Teresa was Pederzano.

I do not know Teresa's maiden name, but I have heard one person in my family say something about it possibly being Corti??

The family changed their names to Frank, Teresa, John, Joseph, Domenick and Josephine Downing when they got to the states, so it has been very hard finding any information. I would appreciate any suggestions on information, etc...

Thanks

User avatar
vj
Master
Master
Posts: 8069
Joined: 16 Aug 2002, 00:00

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby vj » 24 Nov 2009, 18:38

Giordani09 wrote:... I do not know Teresa's maiden name, but I have heard one person in my family say something about it possibly being Corti?? ...


Hello!
This may be Teresa's Death Certificate from Tuscarawas County
found on FamilySearch Pilot
Did you need assistance finding any other US records or direction on how to locate records in Italy?
Thank you,
Valarie

(click here) 1930 Death Certificate

Name: Tresa Downing
Death date: 18 Aug 1930
Death place: Dennison, Tuscarawas, Ohio
Birth date: 22 Aug 1860
Birthplace: Austria
Age at death: 69 years 11 months 26 days
Gender: Female
Marital status: Widowed
Race or color: Caucasian
Street address: 126 South 5th
Burial date: 21 Aug 1930
Cemetery name: St. Marys
Spouse's name: Frank Downing
Father's name: Joseph Curti
Father's birthplace: Austria
Mother's name: Beatrice Sanderi
Mother's birthplace: Austria
Informant: Frank Downing, Dennison
GSU film number: 1992272
Digital GS number: 4000571
Image number: 2376
Reference number: fn 51156
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
---

for everyone's reference, your manifests

1901
line 9

1903
lines 25-29

1903 detained page
line 29

User avatar
misbris
Master
Master
Posts: 2263
Joined: 14 Jan 2007, 00:00
Location: NJ

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby misbris » 24 Nov 2009, 19:03

Francesco was from the town of Bronzollo,Bolzano Province.

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/021/012/index.html

Pedersano is a frazone (or section) of Villa Lagarina in the province of Trento.

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/022/222/index.html

User avatar
vj
Master
Master
Posts: 8069
Joined: 16 Aug 2002, 00:00

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby vj » 24 Nov 2009, 19:19

Hi mj :D !
I'm so glad you figured out the locations!
Valarie

Here's son John's WWI Card
1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
---

This may be Francesco Giordani's death certificate

1912 Death Certficate

Name: Francisco Jordane
Death date: 15 Feb 1912
Death place: Goshen Twp., Tuscarawas Co., Ohio
Birth date: 15 Aug 1859
Birthplace: Austria
Age at death: 54 years 4 months
Gender: Male
Marital status: Married
Race or color: Caucasian
Occupation: Coal Miner
Burial date: 18 Feb 1912
Burial place: Rosewell, O.
Cemetery name: Catholic
Father's name: David Jordane
Father's birthplace: Austria
Mother's name: Anne Cavellian
Mother's birthplace: Austria
Informant: Mrs Francesco Jordanae, Roswell
GSU film number: 1953233
Digital GS number: 4021177
Image number: 1001
Reference number: fn 12036
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953

User avatar
suanj
V.I.P.
V.I.P.
Posts: 12490
Joined: 20 Feb 2003, 00:00
Location: Molise region, Italy
Contact:

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby suanj » 24 Nov 2009, 20:53

Hi,
1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Teresa Downing
Name: Teresa Downing
Home in 1930: Dennison, Tuscarawas, Ohio

View Map
Age: 69
Estimated birth year: abt 1861
Birthplace: Italy

Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Teresa Downing 69
Frank Downing 24

suanj
Visit my website:
ITALIAN ORIGIN SEARCH

User avatar
vj
Master
Master
Posts: 8069
Joined: 16 Aug 2002, 00:00

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby vj » 24 Nov 2009, 21:25

Hi suanj :D !
Great 1930 census for Teresa
link to suanj's 1930 census find
Valarie

possible 1910 census

Home in 1910:
Roswell Village, Goshen Twp, Tuscarawas, Ohio

head Francesco Gioradi 50, abt 1860 Germany (Italian)
- married 24 yrs, abt 1866
- immig 1900, Al, (alien)
- miner, coal mine
- rents house
wife Teresa Gioradi 46, abt 1866 Germany (Italian)
- 12 children born, 6 children living
- immig 1903
son Domenico Gioradi 18, abt 1892 Germany (Italian)
- immig 1903
- miner, coal mine
son Giovanni Gioradi 15, abt 1895 Germany (Italian)
- immig 1903
- miner, coal mine
son Giuseppe Gioradi 13, abt 1897 Germany (Italian)
- immig 1903
daughter Anna Gioradi 5, abt 1905 OH
son Francesco Gioradi 4, abt 1906 OH

edit: added detail

User avatar
vj
Master
Master
Posts: 8069
Joined: 16 Aug 2002, 00:00

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby vj » 24 Nov 2009, 23:12

1901 advertisement

The News Democrat
Uhrichsville, Tuesday 23 Jul 1901

Francisco Giordani

User avatar
Giordani09
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 21
Joined: 24 Nov 2009, 15:43

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby Giordani09 » 25 Nov 2009, 02:10

Wow...this is all some great information...however, all the different names are confusing. We go from Giordani to Gioradi to Jordanae. I wish I could find some concrete evidence from European documents, but no such luck as of yet.

User avatar
misbris
Master
Master
Posts: 2263
Joined: 14 Jan 2007, 00:00
Location: NJ

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby misbris » 25 Nov 2009, 03:30

Census records are notorious for misspellings. Other than the original birth certificate, the ship's manifest is most reliable. I believe Giordani is the correct spelling, and I think that Villa Lagarina is the correct comune of birth. Both Giordani and Curti are surnames that exist in that town.

User avatar
misbris
Master
Master
Posts: 2263
Joined: 14 Jan 2007, 00:00
Location: NJ

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby misbris » 25 Nov 2009, 03:33

The Family History Center does have church records for Villa Lagarina.

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

User avatar
Giordani09
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 21
Joined: 24 Nov 2009, 15:43

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby Giordani09 » 25 Nov 2009, 12:01

Any idea how those church records can be viewed?

User avatar
johnnyonthespot
Master
Master
Posts: 5229
Joined: 04 Aug 2008, 15:01
Location: Connecticut, USA

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby johnnyonthespot » 25 Nov 2009, 12:32

Giordani09 wrote:Any idea how those church records can be viewed?


The Family History Center is operated by the Church of Latter Day Saints (the "Mormons"). Click here to find the Family History Center location nearest to you, then go here to locate the microfilms which may be of interest and, finally, go here to learn how to have a copy of that microfilm sent to your local Family History Center where you will be able to use their microfilm readers to browse the film and print images from it.

PS: If you telephone or visit your local Family History Center, you will find the staff to be extremely helpful and willing to assit you in making the most of their available resources.

User avatar
Giordani09
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 21
Joined: 24 Nov 2009, 15:43

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby Giordani09 » 02 Dec 2009, 00:29

Just an update....I used the death certificate of Francisco Jordanae (which I knew wasnt correct) and I was able to find his real name and parents using familysearch.org.

The real name was Francesco Giacinto Giordani (born in Pederzano, Trento, Italy). His parents werent as listed on the death certificate, but were close. They were actually Davide DiAmadio Giordani and Innocente Cavalieri.

Thank you all for the help. I would have never found this without you. Feel free to send me anything on the Curti or Sanderi surnames if you know anything!

User avatar
Giordani09
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 21
Joined: 24 Nov 2009, 15:43

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby Giordani09 » 07 Dec 2009, 13:50

vj wrote:
Giordani09 wrote:... I do not know Teresa's maiden name, but I have heard one person in my family say something about it possibly being Corti?? ...


Hello!
This may be Teresa's Death Certificate from Tuscarawas County
found on FamilySearch Pilot
Did you need assistance finding any other US records or direction on how to locate records in Italy?
Thank you,
Valarie

(click here) 1930 Death Certificate

Name: Tresa Downing
Death date: 18 Aug 1930
Death place: Dennison, Tuscarawas, Ohio
Birth date: 22 Aug 1860

User avatar
Giordani09
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 21
Joined: 24 Nov 2009, 15:43

Re: Giordani surname and family information

Postby Giordani09 » 07 Dec 2009, 13:52

vj.....I see that you got the death certificates on familysearch. I have browsed around that site for a while and I can not seem to locate them. How do you do the search on there to pull those up? Thanks!


Return to “Italian Genealogy”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Google [Bot], rp76226, Yahoo [Bot] and 8 guests