DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

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DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby esantin » 06 Aug 2014, 20:35

Hello,

Does anybody know if DURANTE is a typical surname of Castelfranco Veneto?

I'm posing this question because I'm trying to discover the comune the family of Antonio Durante & Lucia Simioni is from. To the best of my knowledge, this family emigrated to Brazil around 1880...1890, and I believe they are from Castelfranco Veneto (but I haven't any document to support this argument... my belief is based on the talks I had with my grandmother).

In addition, the couple had (at least) five children: Fioravante (born circa 1855), Giovanni (born circa 1871), Luigia, Oliva, and Maria.

Any help will be extremely appreciated. Also, if someone has a tip of how to address this problem in a better way, I'd be grateful too.

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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby TerraLavoro » 06 Aug 2014, 20:44

There are approx. 16 Durante's in Castelfranco Veneto today, search the link for details.

http://italia.indettaglio.it/ita/cognom ... eneto.html
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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby esantin » 07 Aug 2014, 01:55

Thank you TerraLavoro.

Your answer addresses my question (it seems that even today there are DURANTE persons living at Castelfranco Veneto), but doesn't solve my problem. I'm still thinking how I'll arrive in the name of the comune of my ancestors.

If someone has a tip to share, surely it'll be helpful.

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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby TerraLavoro » 07 Aug 2014, 02:50

Did they naturalize as Brazilian citizens? Could you check their naturalization records?

Would marriage records of their children possibly list the town of birth of the parents?

Are there ship manifest records that might include their last place of residence in Italy?

These are avenues for you to try.
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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby esantin » 08 Aug 2014, 03:41

Thank you again, TerraLavoro!

With the help of the Google Search Engine, I found a blog with some evidences, contacted the blog's owner, and she was able to give me some details.

Specifically:
- Antonio Durante was born in June 15th 1826, at Vedelago/TV, son of Angelo Durante & Maria Domenica Fassinato
- Lucia Simioni was born in May 9th 1835, at Salvatronda (frazione of Castelfranco Veneto/TV)

Antonio & Lucia married in October 7th 1857, at Albaredo (frazione of Vedelago/TV).

Well, now that I have these data, I need to find documents to corroborate these finding.

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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby TerraLavoro » 08 Aug 2014, 15:59

Edinei, both towns have some records online at Familysearch.org, but not for the years of the events that concern you. Hopefully the town registers will contain the records that you need, but you will have to write to them directly to request them.

I have spent some time in those small towns in the Veneto......very nice there.

Let us know if you need more help.
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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby suanj » 10 Aug 2014, 16:28

edineisantin wrote:Thank you again, TerraLavoro!

With the help of the Google Search Engine, I found a blog with some evidences, contacted the blog's owner, and she was able to give me some details.

Specifically:
- Antonio Durante was born in June 15th 1826, at Vedelago/TV, son of Angelo Durante & Maria Domenica Fassinato
- Lucia Simioni was born in May 9th 1835, at Salvatronda (frazione of Castelfranco Veneto/TV)

Antonio & Lucia married in October 7th 1857, at Albaredo (frazione of Vedelago/TV).

Well, now that I have these data, I need to find documents to corroborate these finding.

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Hi, just I can say you that this name:
GioMaria (Giovanni Maria) DURANTE son of Antonio DURANTE and Lucia SIMIONI, born in Vedelago on 15 Jun 1871

it is mentioned in the list ( of 1891) of the men born between 1855 - 1873 that no made military service (unwilling, draft dodger)
http://www.archiviodistatotreviso.benic ... TENTE=1250
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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby suanj » 10 Aug 2014, 16:54

a better evidence:
Vedelago 26 Mar 1887 #13
Marriage act
Groom: DURANTE Sante Fioravante 25 old single born and resident in Vedelago son of Antonio Durante and Lucia Simioni
Bride: SOLDA' Santa, 21 old, single born and resident in Vedelago daughter of late Angelo Soldà and of Orsola ..... (maiden name unreadable)

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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby esantin » 10 Aug 2014, 17:42

Thank you very much TerraLavoro & suanj!

The marriage act of Sante Fioravante Durante and Santa Soldà is the first (real) document I read that ties the roots of this Durante Family Branch to Vedelago, TV. So I'm very happy with it and very grateful to you, suanj.

I set up (some days ago) a small website to publish the history of this family branch. For those interested, the address is: https://sites.google.com/site/durantesimioni/ .

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Postby suanj » 10 Aug 2014, 17:48

glad to help! :D
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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby johnnyonthespot » 10 Aug 2014, 18:40

For what it is worth, Durante is a very common surname throughout Italy as you can see here http://www.gens.info/italia/it/turismo- ... -ef9mMpeno
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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby erudita74 » 10 Aug 2014, 19:18

from suanj in post above- "Orsola ..... (maiden name unreadable)"

Orsola's surname was Gemin, which still exists in Vedelago

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Re: DURANTE surname at Castelfranco Veneto

Postby esantin » 10 Aug 2014, 23:09

Thank you johnnyonthespot & erudita74!

Regarding the Orsola's surname, I also suspected it was Gemin. But, since I was in doubt, I put it in red in the aforementioned website. Now, with this confirmation, I'll put it in black color.

It's interesting to observe how this post gained momentum and all the useful feedback I received. This is indeed a great community with a huge sense of collaboration.

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