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Help with a name, please...

Postby LeandraCat » 28 Apr 2011, 18:35

I saw a FIRST name on an Ellis Island manifest - MAZZARO.
It's a MALE.
I have never heard of an Italian first name of Mazzaro or Massaro. What else could it be? It was transcribed as Mazzaro and it looks like Mazzaro/Massaro on the actual manifest, but I can't find any more records of this person and I don't know how he could have changed his Italian name to be more "American".
At first, I thought maybe it was MASSIMO, but there is no way there is an "I" or an "M" in there...at least not that I can see!

By the way, the record is for MAZZARA LENTINI, born 1885, arriving Mar 30, 1908 from Palermo.

Any help is really appreciated!

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Postby nazca » 29 Apr 2011, 08:39

Hi Julia,
i saw on 2^ ellis island manifest that Mazzaro Lentini was born in Mazzarino (province of caltanissetta). There is a Church dedicated to "S. Maria del Mazzaro". S. Marie of Mazzaro is the patron saint of Mazzarino and in Sicily frequently you find first name dedicated to patron saint.
take a look to wikipedia : the english version is not complete. the italian version talk about s.maria del Mazzaro.
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazzarino

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Postby LeandraCat » 29 Apr 2011, 13:29

Thanks!

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Postby suanj » 29 Apr 2011, 15:53

seeming to me that the name was Nazzaro Lentini, but it is wrote Mazzaro Lentini; Nazzaro is a first name; other version: Nazario..
just a my suggestion, all the best,
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Postby LeandraCat » 29 Apr 2011, 16:00

Nazzaro! Sure! Thanks so much! I will try to look him up in the Census records!

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Postby jazzmiss » 29 Apr 2011, 22:47

http://www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html

Check out this link

Mazzaro is a surname that is very prevalant in Italy, thought you might like to check out this map ......
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Postby LeandraCat » 29 Apr 2011, 23:29

Yr, I know Mazzaro is a popular last name, but this is a first name :)

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Postby jazzmiss » 30 Apr 2011, 00:50

Hope you find what you are looking for :)

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Re: Help with a name, please...

Postby LeandraCat » 30 Apr 2011, 01:30

Thanks...it's all so confusing !

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Re: Help with a name, please...

Postby nazca » 30 Apr 2011, 10:41

Hi Julia & Suanj,
i think the name is Mazzaro: i found on Mazzarino white pages some "Mazzaro" names . For example :
Genovese Mazzaro
93013 Mazzarino (CL)
I found the name Mazzaro only in this town.
have a nice day.
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Re: Help with a name, please...

Postby suanj » 30 Apr 2011, 11:56

Maybe Mazzaro can be the right first name, or Massaro it is hard to say... however Mazzaro Lentini leaving the mother Doretea Lentini nee Napoli in Palermo; Dorotea, last residence Palermo( but born in Mazzarino)travelled in 1910 with daughters: Crocifissa, Anna and Rocca Lentini ( all born in Mazzarino), and Dorotea leaving Maria Lentini sister in Palermo, joining at Massaro Lentini:

First Name: Dorotea
Last Name: Napoli
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Palermo, Sicily
Date of Arrival: Aug 02, 1910
Age at Arrival: 52y Gender: F Marital Status: W
Ship of Travel: San Giorgio
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0027

pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0027
pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0027
so Massaro or Mazzaro could be right...
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