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Help needed to find out about family name Torella

Postby AussieRob » 14 Feb 2010, 16:22

Hi - I am new to this and would welcome some assistance.

My great grandfather was Giovanni Battista Torella. I know very little about him except he was here in England since at least 1906 as that is when my grandmother was born in London. I cannot find anything about him in marriage or death records in England. He was a hairdresser.

Can anyone suggest how I can find when he came to England etc?

Thanks,

Rob

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Re: Help needed to find out about family name Torella

Postby Italysearcher » 14 Feb 2010, 22:39

Did you find his wife's death record? He may have returned to Italy if she died before him. The surname is most common around Naples and in Lazio. You need some other clues to narrow it down further.
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Re: Help needed to find out about family name Torella

Postby AussieRob » 14 Feb 2010, 23:54

Thanks Ann. I know he was meant to have died in England but can't find any records of it or the death of his wife. I will keep looking though. I have been told where he may be buried so it might be case of going to the cemetery. Interesting to know where the name may have come from.

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Re: Help needed to find out about family name Torella

Postby suanj » 15 Feb 2010, 05:41

Hi, a Margaret Torella was born in 1906,
Births Jun 1906 (>99%)
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Torella Margaret St. Giles


but also I found a:

England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005
about Giovanni B Torella
Name: Giovanni B Torella
Spouse name: Maria C Jensen
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1918
Registration district: Southwark
Registration county (inferred): Surrey
Volume Number: 1d
Page Number: 186

death:
Name: Giovanni Battista Torella
Birth: 6 Nov 1882
Death: Hendon, Middlesex, England
Death: 1969

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Re: Help needed to find out about family name Torella

Postby AussieRob » 15 Feb 2010, 09:08

Suanj,

This is great news - thanks. Margarte Torella was my grandmother so I knew about her birth in 1906. I didn't know the other information though. All I need to do now is find out when Giovanni came to England.

Thanks again - that's fantastic help.

Rob

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Re: Help needed to find out about family name Torella

Postby suanj » 15 Feb 2010, 09:42

Hi,
maybe you can search in 1911 UK census
http://www.1911census.co.uk/
hoping of to found more....
the probable second wife( I know not if right) Maria C Torella nee Jensen, death:
Name: Marie C Torella
Death: Willesden, Middlesex, England
Death: 1965
I believe it will be no easy to find immigration record... maybe by marriage act you can descover where Giovanni Battista came from Italy....
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