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Looking for surname Descafano

Postby rdescafano » 22 May 2011, 07:04

My surname Descafano which I believe may have been spelled different in Italy. My great grand father came through Ellis Island during the early part of the 20th century and his first name was Giuseppe, but other than that I have found nothing else. I would love to find out if the spelling of my name is incorrect and if there is any information about my family in Italy. Thanks

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Re: Looking for surname Descafano

Postby Tessa78 » 22 May 2011, 15:00

Hello and welcome! :-)

Can you provide a little more information about Giuseppe?

What was his approx. year of birth?
Where in US did he live? Wife's name, children?
What was his occupation?
Do you have an approx. year of immigration?

The name Descafano does not exist in present day Italy... however, you will find ONE comune/town with the name Destafano, and several with Destefano... Spelling variations are many...

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Re: Looking for surname Descafano

Postby suanj » 22 May 2011, 16:15

I found this surname only in US records; but I am positive that the original italian surname was DI SCLAFANI; sicilian surname, Palermo area...
I found only 2 Joseph Descafano in the USA both in NJ:
NAME: Joseph Descafano
BIRTH: 14 Sep 1917
DEATH: Jan 1986 - Garfield, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America
CIVIL: New Jersey

NAME: Joseph Descafano
BIRTH: 23 Sep 1918
DEATH: Nov 1984 - Elmwood Park, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America
CIVIL: New Jersey
OTHER: Elmwood Park, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America

the second Joseph was born in NJ:

1930 United States Federal Census about Joseph Descofono
Name: Joseph Descofono
Home in 1930: Garfield, Bergen, New Jersey
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Age: 11

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: James Descofono
Mother's name: Catherine Descofono
Race: White
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Household Members: Name Age
James Descofono 1890
40
Catherine Descofono
37
Joseph Descofono
11
Tony Descofono
7
Bennie Descofono
5
Samuel Descofono
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the him father:

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about James Descarfano
Name: James Descarfano
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1887
Birth Place: Marineo, Italy
Residence: Bergen, New Jersey
Race: White

Marineo is in Palermo province, Sicily, IT; well the original surname was Di Sclafani, spelled wrong in USA....
now I know not when your Giuseppe was born, as Tessa said, if you can provide more details, we can help you better...
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Re: Looking for surname Descafano

Postby rdescafano » 23 May 2011, 03:07

Wow you guys are amazing let me find out that info for you. Thanks so much

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Re: Looking for surname Descafano

Postby rdescafano » 23 May 2011, 03:42

Just spoke with my dad and it turns out that Joseph Descofono is who we were looking for apparently Giuseppe was not his name. If there is anything else you can find out it is greatly appreciated. Thanks again

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Re: Looking for surname Descafano

Postby rdescafano » 23 May 2011, 04:03

Correction: James Descofono

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Re: Looking for surname Descafano

Postby suanj » 23 May 2011, 06:42

rdescafano, if you can say us the first name of your ancestor ( italian first name and the first name that he had in USA), the birthdate, and where he lived in USA, and all details that you can provide, we can help better..
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Re: Looking for surname Descafano

Postby rdescafano » 23 May 2011, 07:07

No you found him thx for the help

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Re: Looking for surname Descafano

Postby suanj » 23 May 2011, 10:16

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