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Surnames

Postby lilbees » 28 Jul 2011, 20:58

I have the following surname and am trying to locate an area it is from.

Ungara?

I don't believe it is a proper Italian surname. What could it be? This person is married to a Paolantonio.

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Re: Surnames

Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 Jul 2011, 21:20

Both Ungari and Ungaro are widespread. Perhaps you are really looking for one of these?

http://www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/gen ... ome=UNGARI

http://www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/gen ... ome=UNGARO
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Re: Surnames

Postby lilbees » 28 Jul 2011, 21:32

The given name (American) is Paulina Ungara married to Giovanni Paolantonio. On an arrival for Giovanni it stated Casacalenda as last residence. But their original arrival goes back to the 1880s according to census and family.

I did find an Ungara family living in Canada but don't know if there is any connection.

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Re: Surnames

Postby uantiti » 28 Jul 2011, 21:39

Are you sure the spelling is correct? Could it be Nugara instead of Ungara? If so, this surname can be found in the province of Avellino, Campania region.

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Postby lilbees » 28 Jul 2011, 21:52

Not sure of anything at this point. One of the family members put Potenza as a place of birth of one of the children. Giorgio "George Andrew" Paolantonio.

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Re: Surnames

Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 Jul 2011, 22:12

Some additional info might be helpful: approximate year of birth for Paulina? Where did she and Giovanni reside?
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 Jul 2011, 22:18

I found this at familysearch.rog https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/MY9R-5KT/p2

groom's name: Donato A. Glionna
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Maria Teresa Paolantonio
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 12 Mar 1890
marriage place: Manhattan, New York, New York
groom's father's name: Francesco Glionna
groom's mother's name: Anna Laraja
bride's father's name: Giovanni Paolantonio
bride's mother's name: Paolina Ungaro
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M00568-9
system origin: New_York-ODM
source film number: 1558699
reference number:
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Re: Surnames

Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 Jul 2011, 22:21

And another https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/MY95-1B7/p3

groom's name: Clamente Jessa
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Carmela Paulantonio
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 09 Apr 1899
marriage place: Manhattan, New York, New York
groom's father's name: Vincenzo
groom's mother's name: Antonia Esgosito
bride's father's name: Giovanni
bride's mother's name: Paolina Ungaro

groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M00606-7
system origin: New_York-ODM
source film number: 1504062
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Re: Surnames

Postby lilbees » 28 Jul 2011, 22:23

Thanks Carmine, that is one of the children.

Will have to go through Family Search again.

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Re: Surnames

Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 Jul 2011, 22:26

An interesting manifest... Look at the names beginning on line 5 and compare to the first marriage record I posted above.


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Paolina Ungaro
Name: Paolina Ungaro
Arrival Date: 1 May 1891
Birth Year: abt 1846
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Place of Origin: Halie
Port of Departure: Marseilles, France and Naples, Italy
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States
Ship Name: Britannia

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Re: Surnames

Postby lilbees » 28 Jul 2011, 22:39

Bingo, you have Pauline's immigration. There is one child's name I don't have. Will have to check it out.

Thank you all so much. This has been great. I have corrected the surname to Ungaro.

Really appreciate you all.

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Re: Surnames

Postby PippoM » 29 Jul 2011, 07:43

This is not relevant for your search, but Ungaro is also common in the area of Salerno province you know. Particularly, in the town of Nocera Inferiore, it is an ancient surname documented since 1200 (of course, as a "noble" family).
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Re: Surnames

Postby lilbees » 29 Jul 2011, 11:57

Will look at some of the Salerno records at family search and see if I can find anything.

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