Surname Villa or Villari

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Surname Villa or Villari

Postby scraig32 » 20 Jul 2012, 09:06

I have found what I think are the Italian birth and marriage documents for my great grandfather. The last name on the documents is Villa as is the last name on the ship manifests from Naples to Italy. However, All the documents that I find in America list him as Villari. Eventually, the family goes by the last name Willard. Does anyone have any explanations of how the name went from Villa to Villari? My family is from Baia e Latina .

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Re: Surname Villa or Villari

Postby adelfio » 20 Jul 2012, 14:27

Just by transfer of information either verbal or writing look at the US census records there are tons of spelling errors
My surname Adelfio was Adolfo, Aderfio, Addelfio and other spellings

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Re: Surname Villa or Villari

Postby Romano1970 » 20 Jul 2012, 14:49

WOuld you be able to post the records that you have?
Michael Romano

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Looking for family history in Piazza Armerina, Aidone, and Musomelli Sicily.
Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.


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Re: Surname Villa or Villari

Postby scraig32 » 20 Jul 2012, 18:13

I also have my gg grandfathers death certificate

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1320976

and his first born son (with my great great grandmother) death certificate

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1320976

Thank you for any help you can provide in helping me to discover if his last name is Villa or Villari


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