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Filiano surname

Postby shoshona11 » 08 Feb 2005, 23:53

Hello.

Does anyone have any information on the surname "Filiano?"

It was my great-great grandmother's surname, she was from Siano.

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Re: Filiano surname

Postby mfjp » 09 Feb 2005, 01:37

Hi Orit, what kind of information are you looking for? If you are looking for records, please mention her given name, birthdate, husbands name, children, siblings.... info like this will help those who are willing to help you.

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Re: Filiano surname

Postby shoshona11 » 09 Feb 2005, 10:48

Hello.

Her name was Maria Filiano, but she was supposedly adopted....so I guess it is a dead end.

She married Luigi Donnarumma and had a daughter (my great-grandmother) named Agatha (Stella). Stella eventually married Joseph Difilippo and moved to Boston, (Everett) MA and had seven children.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Filiano surname

Postby Essgee » 09 Feb 2005, 16:58

The fact that she was adopted doesn't necessarily mean that she lost her own surname. Children were taken in by relatives, or even sent to homes, but often kept their own identity, based upon the reason for adoption. I would write to the commune and ask for a birth extract for her and see what happens. Particularly if you know she was born in Siano. If she was born there, they have a record no matter the name.

Ufficio di Stato Civile
Commune of Siano
84088 Siano (SA)
Italy

Give them as much information as you can, but keep it simple. Good Luck.
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Re: Filiano surname

Postby mfjp » 10 Feb 2005, 03:00

Hi Orit, do you know Luigi's birthdate? or others...
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Re: Filiano surname

Postby shoshona11 » 10 Feb 2005, 09:35

I do not have the birthdates for Luigi or Maria Donnarumma (Filiano).
But I do have the birthdate for Agatha Donnarumma (DiFilippo). It is OCT. 20, 1873.

Joseph DiFilippo was born probably 1868. His father was Antonia DiFilippo and Mother was Rosa Rescigna.

Other surnames in my family from Siano are LEO,(BOTH great-grandmothers) RESCIGNA (grandfather), DiFilippo (BOTH Grandmothers), BOTTA (great-grandmother), and ALIBERTI.....

So you see, I guess cousins married cousins etc!!!! Seems like a close knit community!!!

Any info you can give me would very much be appreciated.....

Have a great day!
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Re: Filiano surname

Postby suanj » 10 Feb 2005, 11:31

shoshona11 wrote:I do not have the birthdates for Luigi or Maria Donnarumma (Filiano).
But I do have the birthdate for Agatha Donnarumma (DiFilippo). It is OCT. 20, 1873.

Joseph DiFilippo was born probably 1868. His father was Antonia DiFilippo and Mother was Rosa Rescigna.

Other surnames in my family from Siano are LEO,(BOTH great-grandmothers) RESCIGNA (grandfather), DiFilippo (BOTH Grandmothers), BOTTA (great-grandmother), and ALIBERTI.....

So you see, I guess cousins married cousins etc!!!! Seems like a close knit community!!!

Any info you can give me would very much be appreciated.....

Have a great day!
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Hi: perhaps can to interest you:
Here are an Rosina Donnarumma from Siano, married D'Angelis, daughter of an Luigi Donnarumma, in travel with child..
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 1282%2ETIF
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Re: Filiano surname

Postby mfjp » 10 Feb 2005, 15:27

Hi Orit,

Not sure if these are yours.... but since the last name is unique, who knows...thanks for the further info, it always helps.

Linking you to Boston Harbor manifest 1902 of a small Luigi age 2

Mothers name is Usilia? Or if someone can figure it out, please let us know... Surname has been crossed (maybe maiden name) with a Donnarumma added...

See lines 18 to 21

If it is of your ancestors and would like a better copy, please let me know.

http://img133.exs.cx/img133/4975/donnarunnluigi1zn.jpg

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Re: Filiano surname

Postby shoshona11 » 10 Feb 2005, 23:28

Thanks for your help.

I don't know if my great-grandmother had a sister.

And the Luigi who is 2 with his mom, I don't think they are related.

But thanks for your help!

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Re: Filiano surname

Postby mfjp » 11 Feb 2005, 08:03

Hi Orit,

Stella or Agatha... lived till she was 101? :) Do I have the correct person?? It would be if nice if her manifest could be located....

Birth:  20 Oct 1873
Death:  Oct 1974 - 02149, Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States of America
Other:  Massachusetts
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1930 Census
Name:   Stella Defilippo
Age:   56
Estimated birth year:   abt 1874
Relation to head-of-house:   Wife
Spouse's Name:   Joseph Defilippo
Home in 1930:  

http://img225.exs.cx/img225/3796/stella7kj.jpg

Year of immigration (Stella's) would 1900+-...

Here is a manifest of interest...

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0466%2ETIF

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0466%2ETIF

First Name: Guiseppe - going to his house in Boston Mass, wife is Agata
Last Name: De Filippo
Ethnicity: USA***
Last Place of Residence: Siano, Italy
Date of Arrival: March 27, 1912
Age at Arrival:  41y    Gender:  M    Marital Status:  M  
Ship of Travel: Adriatic
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0007

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Re: Filiano surname

Postby Buona » 11 Feb 2005, 11:16

Please take a look at this manifest. It is for a Guiseppe DeFillipo traveling with his wife Agata Rumma.....maybe?????

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 5256011424

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Re: Filiano surname

Postby shoshona11 » 11 Feb 2005, 13:13

Good morning.

I just want to thank everyone for their help. This is an awesome site!

Also, thanks to mfjp and Buona for that info. Those were in fact, my great-grandparents! My grandmother (Maria) and her sister Anne aren't listed on the census, because they were married at the time.
BUT all of the children were born in Boston!

Do you have any info on the Roscigno/Rescignos, Botta/Bottos Aliberti, or DiFilippo....ALL from Siano....all seem to be intermarried.

THANKS so much!

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Re: Filiano surname

Postby Buona » 11 Feb 2005, 13:35

Thanks go to mfjp. I just followed one of her leads. Try doing a town seach. I'm sure you'll find many of your family names.

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Re: Filiano surname

Postby mfjp » 11 Feb 2005, 15:18

Buona... how on earth did you find that one! This particular manifest would have been really hard to find... That really is them.... so I guess Agata and Giuseppe got married in Italy. If you look at the census I attached earlier, it says that both were married at age 29 and 26..

On the manifest that Buona found they were also 29 and 26.. and this is Agata (Stella's) first trip to the USA... and so her record is found!! :D

On one of the manifests it says that George immigrated in 1899... there's more out there...:wink:

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Re: Filiano surname

Postby Buona » 11 Feb 2005, 15:55

mfjp,

I've learned a lot from my good and kind friend, Suanj. In this case, I took your lead and just worked backwards from what you found on Giuseppe.

Good work.

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