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Caravaggio

Postby RobStar86 » 15 Feb 2010, 22:23

Hi everyone,

As of recently, my cousin and I have been interested in researching our family tree. I have tried any sort of google searching but everything comes up to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, so it tends to skew any results. I have tried Familysearch.org and I can't find my Nonno or my dad's Nonno on their site. I was wondering if anyone could help at all.

My Nonno and Nonna come from Rocco San Giovannni in Chieti.

Anything that can help with my search would be greatly appreciated.

Piero Roberto

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Postby PeterTimber » 15 Feb 2010, 22:53

Caravaggio is not listed in the Italian surname dictionary indicating that it is local in origin or imported from abroad and while it is still an Italian surname it s roots are local and actually stem from Rocca San Giovanni
and the area it is located (wwww.nhonsolocap.it).

Merisi is neither a dictionary word nor a surname in the Italian surname dictionary but is also a local name applied to the Caravaggio surname which in time became a total surname. Peripheral research reflects that Merisi's roots may be historical or artistic and is usually associuated with famous painters like Michelangelo, Caravaggio or hisorical figures such as Amerigo Vespucci etc etc.

There are no heraldic roots to Caravaggio or Merisi. =Peter=
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Re: Caravaggio

Postby misbris » 15 Feb 2010, 23:27

Welcome to the forum, :lol:

There are about 100 entries in Ellis Island for the name Caravaggio. Many of them are from Rocco San Giovanni or other towns in Chieti. If you can give us a little more info, names, possible dates of birth, immigration etc? This will help us better direct your search.

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Postby PeterTimber » 15 Feb 2010, 23:41

The historical base for Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio stems back to 1570 inthe www.familysearch.org under ancestor search. Perhaps googling withthis title may help uncover information of use to your research objectives. MERISI DA CARAVAGGIO SURNAME GENEALOGY CHIETI ITALY for any research previously conducted or being conducted. =Peter=
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Postby RobStar86 » 16 Feb 2010, 01:44

My grandparents and father came in from Halifax in Canada and ended up in Toronto, I can't say I know of any family in the States, but i'll ask my Nonno about it.

After doing some research about it in Highschool, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio isn't a Caravaggio, as the Caravaggio in his name was given due to his living in the town of Caravaggio in the north. hence "da"

My Nonno is Nicola Caravaggio, born 1935

I tried checking for records online, but all records of passengers coming into Canada after 1935 need to be requested as they are held by Canadian Immigration so i'll be requesting that soon.

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Postby Squigy » 16 Feb 2010, 04:52

Hi, Rob. I have some Caravaggio in-laws. I believe they were from Rocco San Giovanni, too. Only, I don't know of any in Canada. Anyway, I just thought I'd mention that.
My Italian surnames:

Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: Caravaggio

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Feb 2010, 05:16

On the offchance that this website may have escaped your attention:
www/collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-908-e.html

The citizenship aspect is what drew my attention inthe first place some time ago. =Peter=
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Postby misbris » 16 Feb 2010, 17:15

Here is the correct link.

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/gene ... 908-e.html

Peter,

It needed a . not a / :wink:

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Postby PeterTimber » 16 Feb 2010, 21:44

Glad you caught it. Stay close and Thanks. =Peter=
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Re: Caravaggio

Postby RobStar86 » 16 Feb 2010, 21:45

checked out that link, i'll be putting in a request for info as they came in after 1935.

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Re: Caravaggio

Postby AliciaCaravaggio » 08 May 2015, 13:10

Hi, I'm wondering how did you go with getting your information? My father-in-law is from Rocco San Giovanni and is a Caravaggio, unfortunately he doesn't know much about the Caravaggio family as his father died when he was a child. Any information would be great. I have his father as Domenico Caravaggio 1906-1956 m 1937 Rosina Paolini 1906-1980. Thanks, Alicia :D


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