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researching family roots, need some help with surname

Postby sachmo » 06 Mar 2005, 07:39

hi, im doing a paper for one of my classes on my family migration and need a little help. ive been trying to find out more about the surname, dont remember the exact spelling but it sounded like ianagro, google hasnt been any help, and the surname DB on this site only returns 50 hits. im also told that they came from Faggia Napoli, which after a little searching is actually 2 different places, and also different from what i was told years ago that my great-grandparents came from siciliy. so does anyone know of a surname that sounds similar to ianagro? any help is greatly appreciated.

[edit]after some more brain racking and searching, ive found some more details. i remember now that the surname should be ianigro, ive found an obituary for Louis j. ianigro from Elkhart indiana, which is where they lived,so now i need to find out where it is they came from, either faggia, napoli, or sicily.[/edit]

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Re: researching family roots, need some help with surname

Postby suanj » 06 Mar 2005, 08:26

sachmo wrote:hi, im doing a paper for one of my classes on my family migration and need a little help. ive been trying to find out more about the surname, dont remember the exact spelling but it sounded like ianagro, google hasnt been any help, and the surname DB on this site only returns 50 hits. im also told that they came from Faggia Napoli, which after a little searching is actually 2 different places, and also different from what i was told years ago that my great-grandparents came from siciliy. so does anyone know of a surname that sounds similar to ianagro? any help is greatly appreciated.

[edit]after some more brain racking and searching, ive found some more details. i remember now that the surname should be ianigro, ive found an obituary for Louis j. ianigro from Elkhart indiana, which is where they lived,so now i need to find out where it is they came from, either faggia, napoli, or sicily.[/edit]

the surname is IANIGRO, from Foggia area http://www.ellisisland.org/search/match ... &dwpdone=1

and surname mistaken

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/match ... &dwpdone=1
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Re: researching family roots, need some help with surname

Postby Essgee » 06 Mar 2005, 15:49

Suanj is correct...

They came from Volturara, Foggia, Italy. Arrived on Sept. 7, 1906 on the ship Lombardio out of Naples.

The manifest is full of information. The mother is Concetta, 26, with sons Luigi, age 6, and Antonio, age 5. The mother's maiden name is crossed through which is unfortunate as it is hard to read....begins with a C, I believe.

On the line of Luigi, it notes that 505 form has been sent...meaning that for the purposes of naturalization, this manifest was checked. The document #8-109830 was issued on 1/13/30. This will lead you to Luigi's naturalization papers, the declaration of intent, and more info. Also noted was an amendment to the names listed...Auth. f 99374/558 for all three.

This is a change in the last name listed. Originally, it appears that the children were listed under the maiden name of the mother...she is always listed with maiden name as it is her legal name in Italy. However, they should have been listed by the name of the father. During the correction, not only did they change the last name of the children, but of the mother as well to ...to the surname of the father. Most likely because in American the woman's legal name was now that of her husband.

Note also, the father is Michele Nigro...he is already in America. Now the name that is corrected lists them as Ianigro. So the sorce could be either.

Accoriding to the census:

In 1920 Census of Elkhart, Elkhart, In, Concord Township,
ED 53, page 5A
Indexed as Janigro

Janigro, Mike, age 45, born Italy, arrived 1905, natualized?
-------, Marie, age 34, born Itlay, naturalized 1908
-------, Louis, age 19
-------, Tone, age 14
-------, Maria, age 12

1930 in Elkhart, Elkhart, IN
Michael is listed at age 54, married at 23, born Italy, naturalized, arrived 1904
Mary is listed at age 48, married at 18, arrived 1906, born italy. Living at 506 6th street, owns home (did in 1920 as well). No children living with parents.

In addition, both Michael and Louis (Luigi) are listed in the WWI registrations, both with draft board #2, Microfilm # 1503793.
The date of birth for Michael is 21 April, 1876, for Louis is 22 Dec. 1899 (died 28 Feb 1991). His mother Concetta...called Maria in census...was 17 Dec. 1882, died Oct. 1972.

Link to the manifest:
http://stevemorse.org/goulnik/match1.ph ... e=1&fail=0

This gives information on the manifest markings you will find:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/

Good luck with your paper.........

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Re: researching family roots, need some help with surname

Postby mfjp » 06 Mar 2005, 16:39

Really nice information Essgee and suanj.

Essgee wrote..
The mother's maiden name is crossed through which is unfortunate as it is hard to read....begins with a C, I believe


I downloaded the manifest and enlarged the name... I think it is Caviella /o or Cavarella...?? 8O ... and could be wrong... just can't understand why her maiden name was crossed out...

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Re: researching family roots, need some help with surname

Postby Essgee » 06 Mar 2005, 18:22

I think the name was crossed through because of the correction of the surname for Luigi and Antonio.

1. Initially, they were assigned their mother's surname incorrectly
2. When they went to get info for naturalization, it was recorded that they were not listed by the father's surname, but the mother's. Additionally, the father's surname as listed was Nigro, not Ianigro.
3. In order to correct the mistake, a petition for a change of the manifest was made as noted on the each line of each family member.
4. The mother was assumed to have the name of her husband since she was married to him. By 1930, she may have referred to herself as Concetta Ianigro since she had been in America for over 20 years and would hav been known as such. And so, a change in her record as well...

It really has to do with the petition for naturalization and the resulting paperwork to prove the date of Luigi and Antonio's arrival into the US> It created more documentation, all of which might prove valuable in obtaining information.

For someone doing a project on immigration, this particular manifest is exceptional. Unlike the normal run-of-the-mile documentation, this manifest for these people has extra-ordinary information...such is the basis for great research papers!!!!!!

Also, maybe you can find Michele. I tried the name Negro/Nigro as I think this was the original...but by the number with 'Ia' preceeding the Negro/Nigro part, this is not just a spelling error...people in that area did go by that form of the name.... Bet the entire town of Volturara is probably a town whose civil records are on microfilm at the Family History Library. This would solve the spelling of the name once and for all.....


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