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Califano surname

Postby PatC » 19 Jul 2006, 06:49

I am wondering if I can find any relatives of my Grandfather in Italy. His name in Italy was Ciro Califano. He emigrated to the United States in 1912, when he was 17 from Avellino Italy. I am also interested in learning the origen and meaning of the name Califano.

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Re: Califano surname

Postby jcsm400 » 19 Jul 2006, 07:36

Possible manifest information.


First Name: Ciro
Last Name: Califano
Ethnicity: Italy South
Last Place of Residence: Azellino, Italy
Date of Arrival: May 20, 1912
Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Duca D'Aosta
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0016


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Re: Califano surname

Postby PatC » 19 Jul 2006, 07:56

jscm,

That was fast! That definitely looks like my grandfather's manifest information. I believe "Azellino" is a misspelling of "Avellino". Thank you so much taking the time to look this up and post. I am hopeful that I will be able to find some descendents of his siblings in Italy.

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Re: Califano surname

Postby jcsm400 » 19 Jul 2006, 08:01

Hi Pat,

You're welcome.

Do you have him on census records? What 1st name did he go by in the states? Also, do you know when & where he died?

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Re: Califano surname

Postby jcsm400 » 20 Jul 2006, 01:33

Hi Pat,

Here is a link to the Califanos' currently living in Avellino, Avellino, Ilaty.

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... o&ind=&nc=

If you will provide info on his wife & children & where ithey settled we maybe able to locate more records.

Also, if you are interested in tracing the families in Avellino, the LDS Church (mormans) have filmed this town's civil records (births, marriages, deaths) for 1809-1899. Here is a link to the available films.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

Locate your nearest LDS-Family History Center link.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

And a link to a guide on obtaining the the films.

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =2581.html

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Re: Califano surname

Postby suanj » 20 Jul 2006, 02:16

Hi Califano have origin by arabian word Khalifa that mean HEAD of town.. regards, suanj
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Re: Califano surname

Postby jcsm400 » 20 Jul 2006, 04:50

Don't know if he is related, but thought you maybe interested in this record.

SS death Index
Ciro CALIFANO
Birth Date: 21 Feb 1914
Death Date: Feb 1971
Social Security Number: 062-01-7755
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: New York

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 11236
Localities: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
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Re: Califano surname

Postby PatC » 20 Jul 2006, 23:16

jscm and suanj,

Thank you both for your information. I'm glad to know the origin of "Califano".

Although his name in Italy was Ciro Califano and that is the name on the Ellis Island information, his name in the United States was Jerry Califana (last letter changed to an a). No one really knows how or why the change. He married in 1917 and lived in Tarrytown, New York for all of his life. He died when he was in his 80's - I don't remember exactly how old.

He had 2 sons - one of whom is my father. He never went back to Italy and I don't believe he ever contacted his relatives in Italy. I will definitely check out the page of Califano's in Avellino when I get home.

Also, he had a twin sister who died in Italy when she was 7 (about 1902) after falling on a piggy back ride.

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Re: Califano surname

Postby jcsm400 » 20 Jul 2006, 23:43

Your father?

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record
about Jerry R Califana Jr
Name: Jerry R Califana Jr
Birth Year: 1918
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: New York
State: New York
County or City: Westchester
Enlistment Date: 12 Feb 1942
Enlistment State: New York
Enlistment City: Camp Upton Yaphank
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Addressing-Embossing Machine Operator or Clerk, General
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 142


And probable 1930 census. Indexed @ ancestry as Jerry Califano Goff

Tarrytown, Westchester, NY

Jerry-head-owns home- 32 Italy-immig. 1912-NA
Jennie-wife-30 NY
Jerry-son-12 NY
Anthony-son-10 NY

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Re: Califano surname

Postby jcsm400 » 20 Jul 2006, 23:54

SSDI information.

JENNIE CALIFANO 29 Aug 1900 10 May 1989 10591 (Tarrytown, Westchester, NY) (none specified) 065-52-7849 New York SS-5 Letter

JERRY CALIFANO 06 Jun 1895 Jul 1979 10591 (Tarrytown, Westchester, NY) (none specified) 068-30-5697 New York


To request, their SS application, which should provide their parents names & their place of birth.

Jennie
http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.c ... amesiffix=

Jerry
http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.c ... amesiffix=

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Re: Califano surname

Postby PatC » 21 Jul 2006, 06:17

Hi jscm,

You are amazing! Yes. Jerry Califana Jr is my father. I copied over the requests from social security, added my information and will prepare to add my checks send them out right away.

I had really given up on tracing back relatives on my grandmother's side, since no one remembered the town of her parents, but maybe I will be able to find some information about that side also.

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Re: Califano surname

Postby jcsm400 » 21 Jul 2006, 09:19

Hi Pat,

I'm' glad that I was able to help. If you need anything else, just let us know.

Good luck with your reseasrch.

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