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Surace of Calabria

Postby crystalblue » 12 Sep 2013, 04:42

Hi, I am in the process of gathering documents for dual citizenship and I am stuck on the Italian places of birth and marriage. My grandfather told me his father's side is from Calabria, but he has no specific information. My ggparents, Domenico and Angelina Surace immigrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1898. I have found information that my ggmother's maiden name may be Calciano, Casciano, or Cussano. Domenico (Dominick) was born in 1871 and Angelina in 1873, and they married in 1897. They had several children born in NY, and my ggrandfather James was born in 1899. If anyone is related or has any info to share about birth and/or marriage cities, it would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Surace of Calabria

Postby suanj » 12 Sep 2013, 11:23

Hi, maybe helpful:
Dominic Soraci, "United States Census, 1900"
Name: Dominic Soraci
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1900
Event Place: ED 68 Borough of Brooklyn, Election District 19 New York City Ward 6, Kings, New York, United States
Birth Date: Jul 1871
Birthplace: Italy
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 3
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1897
Mother of how many children:
Number of Living Children:
Immigration Year: 1898
Page: 15
Sheet Letter: B
Family Number: 330
Reference ID: 89
GS Film number: 1241045

Digital Folder Number: 004114529

Image Number: 00614
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Dominic Soraci M 29 Italy
Wife Angela Soraci
F 27 Italy ( b. Aug 1873)
Son Vencenza Soraci (b. aug 1898 NY)
M 2 New York

possible arrival:

First Name: Domenico
Last Name: ...ace

Ethnicity: Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence: Gallico
Date of Arrival: Sep 06, 1898
Age at Arrival: 26y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Trojan Prince
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0006
with wife Angela ... coming from Gallico town and joining at brother in law Giuseppe Casciano in 22 Union st Brooklyn...
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0006

the ship's manifest is damaged.. so I cannot be sure also because the first son (Vincenzo/James) seeming born in aug 1898...
but by this record:

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about James Vincent Surace
Name: James Vincent Surace
City: Brooklyn
County: Kings
State: New York

Birth Date: 28 Jan 1899
Race: White
Draft Board: 83
mother Angelina at 2123 ... St, Brooklyn, NY

so, maybe the ship's manifest could be right... your suggestions?
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Re: Surace of Calabria

Postby crystalblue » 12 Sep 2013, 20:14

That is such a great jumping point! I checked the Ellis Island records under multiple name variations and could not find anything. But this seems correct, especially with her maiden name as Casciano and that they came from Calabria and headed to Brooklyn. And now that I have a city of Gallico to work with, I think I will be able to find the records I need. Thank you so much!

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Re: Surace of Calabria

Postby suanj » 13 Sep 2013, 16:00

happy of help you!
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Re: Surace of Calabria

Postby gentilejoy@yahoo.com » 16 Sep 2013, 00:24

Just observing the surname and Calabria. I remember growing up in the Bronx, we had neighbors with the wife having her maiden name as "Suraci" (spelling variation). They were from the Reggio Di Calabria part of Italy. Her family settled in Upstate New York when they first came over. Seems there was a large community of "Suraci" Calabrese in Gloversville and Johnstown, New York back then.


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