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Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby Stella1848 » 02 Jun 2010, 03:37

I have only one document which shows this woman's name - the death certificate for her son who was born in Cimina, Reggio Calabria in 1874.

Marie A. Bruzzei is the name as it appears on the dc of Giuseppe Antonio Franco.

I have never been able to find Bruzzei as a surname, so must assume that the informant of Giuseppe's death was mis-informed.

Any ideas what Marie's surname might be? Bruzzi is the most likely, of course, but since I haven't found any references to Bruzzis from Cimina, I wondered if there was a more likely variant.

Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.

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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby maestra36 » 02 Jun 2010, 12:04

Possibly the surname was originally one of the following variations

Abbrizzese Abbrizzise Abbruggia Abbruggio Abbruzese Abbruzzese Abbruzzesi Abbruzzise

To search records for the Calabrian area-

http://88.59.143.158/ascs_web/index.faces

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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby Stella1848 » 02 Jun 2010, 13:35

Thank you, so much. These new possibilities have made me hopeful that I will eventually find our Marie.

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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby maestra36 » 02 Jun 2010, 14:04

The link I gave you above is for the Province of Cosenza,which includes Calabrian records, but Cimina is in the province of Reggio Calabria and not in Cosenza province. There is, however, someone on the Cosenza site with the same name as your ancestor, That Giuseppe Antonio Franco married in 1814, so possibly the ancestry can be traced further north in Italy to the province of Cosenza.


I just looked at the Italian white pages for Cimina (RC)

http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html

The surname Bruzzi, sometimes spelled as Bruzzi', is there. Bruzzese is also there. There might be other variations of the spelling, but there is no way to do a sound search in the Italian phonebook.

If you've already seen these, I apologize.

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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby MaryMena » 02 Jun 2010, 23:14

The name "Bruzzi'" seems to be more prevalent in the town of Cittanova (which is about 10 miles north of Cimina', as the crow flies). There are a couple of people with that name in Cimina'.

I also have a Bruzzi' in my family tree. We come from the town of Ardore, about 6 miles south of Cimina'.

My suggestion is that you order the FHL film for 1874 for Cimina' for Giuseppe Antonio's birth registration. If Giuseppe was born in Cimina', his mother, most likely, was from there also. Women, generally, did not move away when they got married.

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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby Seraphina » 03 Jun 2010, 08:05

Hi,

It is possible that the cognome Bruzzei has now died out in Italy.

If you do a search for the name on Ancestry.com you will find a Vincenzo Bruzzei crossing from Canada into USA. Also, there are 2 Bruzzei listed on Familysearchlabs.

Hope these are of some help.

Seraphina

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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby Totonno » 03 Jun 2010, 08:29

Why not consider BRUZIO as a surname? Bruzio was the ancient name of modern Calabria, Cosenza particular area and its inhabitants were named Bruzi or Bretti
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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby Stella1848 » 03 Jun 2010, 20:29

>>I just looked at the Italian white pages for Cimina (RC)
www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html
>>The surname Bruzzi, sometimes spelled as Bruzzi', is there. Bruzzese is also there. There might be other variations of the spelling, but there is no way to do a sound search in the Italian phonebook.

Thank you. I had seen that site once and was never able to find it again.

I'm going to write to the Francos in Cimina This is good. I finally feel like I'm going somewhere with this family.

Thank you, again.

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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby Stella1848 » 03 Jun 2010, 22:19

Thank you!


Seraphina wrote:Hi,

It is possible that the cognome Bruzzei has now died out in Italy.

If you do a search for the name on <a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-3166187-10456885" TARGET="_blank">Ancestry.com</a> you will find a Vincenzo Bruzzei crossing from Canada into USA. Also, there are 2 Bruzzei listed on Familysearchlabs.

Hope these are of some help.

Seraphina

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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby Stella1848 » 03 Jun 2010, 23:01

Now, that surprises me. Many hits for Bruzio. I had tried it with two z's and got only a few results.

Interesting that on a record of border crossing from Canada, just a few lines from a Giuseppe Bruzzio is an Antonio Brutsi, so I guess that will be another variation of the spelling for me to explore.

Totonno wrote:Why not consider BRUZIO as a surname? Bruzio was the ancient name of modern Calabria, Cosenza particular area and its inhabitants were named Bruzi or Bretti

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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby andreacalabria » 23 Aug 2010, 12:45

Hi All,

most likely the right surnane should be Bruzzese which is pretty common in the area where is located ciminà.

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Re: Bruzzei - What would the correct name be?

Postby PeterTimber » 23 Aug 2010, 13:50

There are close to 200 surnames and variations listed for BRUZZI in the www.familysearch.org under ancestor search. The website is listed for a worldwide listing. Bruzzi can be researched from this listing for Italy easily enough and might have information you are seeking.

Piacenza Italy appars to be a concentrated location for the Bruzzi surname. Additonal surnames are listed at thebottom of each country with a number of additonal files which you can bring up by clicking on that number.

The only nameslisted in the Italian surname dictionary is ABRUZZO with just two variations: BRUZZESE and BRUZZESI. =Peter=
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