Hi, I am looking for assistance in tracing my maternal grandfather and his ancestry. He became known in England as James Edward Marriott, but the surname was changed from Mariutto in the early 1920s. I am not sure what the original christian name(s) was/were either - as those seem very English. He was definitely born on 10 November 1893. The family are known to have come from the Udine area of Northern Italy and his parents may, and I stress may, have been called Giovanni and Mathilda. It is also not clear when the family moved from Italy to the London area, but it is likely that this was after the birth of my grandfather - he served in the English army in WW1 and was invalided out quite early, with a shell wound to the leg. There was also a brother, who I seem to recollect was called Ugo. They were in the business of terrazzo flooring and were involved with another Italiian family called Segatto.
Thanks for your patience in reading this and for any possible help .
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Is this his service record?
from ancestry. com
Name: James Edward Marintto (Mariutto) Estimated birth year: abt 1894 Age at enlistment: 21 Residence: Dowgate Wharf, Upper Thames Street Ec Document Year: 1915 Regimental Number: 1739 Regiment Name: Royal Garrison Artillery (Hampstead) Heavy Batter?? Number of Images: 13
Civil Parish: Islington Ecclesiastical parish: St Peter St Peters Street County/Island: London Country: England Registration district: Islington Sub-registration district: Islington, South-East ED, institution, or vessel: 32
Household schedule number: 225
45 Queens Head
head Giovanni Marintto (Mariutto) 45, abt 1856 Cavasso Neuvo FS Italy
(possibly Cavasso Nuovo, Province of Pordenone, Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
- works manager of mosaic, employer
wife Matilda Marintto 40, abt 1861 Little Bury Essex
son Philip Marintto 16, abt 1885 Cavasso Neuvo FS Italy
- mosaichist o glass son James Marintto 6, abt 1895 Holloway
son Ada (Aldo) Marintto 2, abt 1899 Islington
StevieB wrote:...The family are known to have come from the Udine area of Northern Italy...
The Province of Pordenone is a province in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. The territory was carved out of the Province of Udine in 1968.
Wow, that's brilliant folks - so much in such a short time, and also confirming the sketchy facts I possessed.
The WW1 stuff stacks up perfectly and I guess the father being John is an anglicised version of Giovanni.
Hi, I am a mariutto from holloway. My grandfather was Philip (fillippe) mariutto. Perhaps there is a connection here. Let me know. I have access to a pretty good Mariutto family tree, I may be able to help. Also interested in if you have any info you can share with me. Good luck
Hi, If this is the Philip born in 1885, then he was the elder brother of my maternal grandfather, James Edward, born in 1893. I would certainly be interested in any information you have on the family. You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01766 831221. Thanks and Best Regards, Steve Broomfield