Fino Versus D'Fino

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Fino Versus D'Fino

Postby djm1228 » 15 May 2011, 04:16

I noticed on the 1900 Census that my great grandfather and the family had their last name listed as D'Fino. By the next census, it was just Fino. Since I can't find any information of immigration under FINO, I thought I would look under D'Fino but not having any luck their either. According to the 1900 census, he came over in 1865. Any ideas of what their last name might have been if they had shortened it? Thanks! Diane

Giuseppe(Joseph) Fino & Louisa Nardiello (NYC)
Children
Michael
Rose
Catherine
Manfredonia (Atripalda, Italy)
Valerio (Atripalda, Italy)
Fino (Foggia ?, Italy)
Nardiello (Ruoti, Italy)
Chiuchiolo(Mirabella, Italy)
Camerlingo (Mirabella, Italy)
Murano, (Buccino, Italy/ Ruoti Italy)
Carlucci/Lombardi/Angiolillo/Salinardi (Ruoti Italy)

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Re: Fino Versus D'Fino

Postby johnnyonthespot » 15 May 2011, 06:44

Just a quick suggestion: try De Fino and Di Fino.
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Re: Fino Versus D'Fino

Postby djm1228 » 15 May 2011, 13:42

I am wondering if the last name really WAS Fino or was it shortened from something else. The only thing my dad remembers is that his mom said they were originally from Foggia.
Manfredonia (Atripalda, Italy)
Valerio (Atripalda, Italy)
Fino (Foggia ?, Italy)
Nardiello (Ruoti, Italy)
Chiuchiolo(Mirabella, Italy)
Camerlingo (Mirabella, Italy)
Murano, (Buccino, Italy/ Ruoti Italy)
Carlucci/Lombardi/Angiolillo/Salinardi (Ruoti Italy)

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Re: Fino Versus D'Fino

Postby johnnyonthespot » 15 May 2011, 16:35

It is a tough call.

In the current Italian telephone directory, there are a substantial number of Fino's in Foggia province and a lesser number of De Fino's and Di Fino's. Not to mention a few Defino's and Difino's.

See http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... &om=0&l=en

The 1900 census indicates that Giuseppe/Joseph is a naturalized US citizen. I don't want to understate the potential difficulty of finding copies of his naturalization records, but if you can find them, they may clear up the surname issue as well as how/when he arrived in the US. You may want to start by searching the databases available at http://italiangen.org/Default.htm
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