Help deciphering death certificate surname

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Help deciphering death certificate surname

Postby redzinner » 31 Jan 2011, 14:03

2 siblings death certificates list the father as Dominic Schiavo born Italy.
The mother's surname is different on both certificates Stella Theresio on one and Stella Thesado on another. The siblings were born in Felitto. I have looked at current phone directories for that area of Italy and that name doesn't appear. I feel it may be a phonetic spelling of her correct last name. Any ideas what really could be the Italian surname?

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Re: Help deciphering death certificate surname

Postby Tessa78 » 31 Jan 2011, 15:29

Can you upload the images so we can take a look? :-)

Try www.imageshack.com

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Re: Help deciphering death certificate surname

Postby redzinner » 31 Jan 2011, 17:11

Okey Dokey :D Thanks!

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Re: Help deciphering death certificate surname

Postby suanj » 31 Jan 2011, 17:24

in Felitto exist Todisco surname..
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Re: Help deciphering death certificate surname

Postby Tessa78 » 31 Jan 2011, 21:47

Another way to find name of mother is through SS application.

On Pasquale's death certificate is his SS#.. you can use that to order his Social Security application which should have his parent's names.

http://genealogy.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi= ... t/main.jsp

As for the surnames on the DC...spelling is probably phonetic or close to it. Might be "Terenzio" or "De Teresa" :-? But I don't find them in Felitto.

Suanj's suggestion is your best bet for Felitto.

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Re: Help deciphering death certificate surname

Postby redzinner » 31 Jan 2011, 22:37

Thanks to you both for your help.


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