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Puntorno

Postby aliciaP » 31 Aug 2006, 08:24

Hi! I'm looking for information on the Puntorno family and would like to know more about the name's origins. It seems to be an unusual name, so information is scarce. Is anyone here familar with this name?

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Re: Puntorno

Postby jcsm400 » 31 Aug 2006, 09:49

Hi Alicia,

Welcome to the forum.

If you can provide more specific information, we sure will try to help.

1st names? birth year? Immigration year? Where he/she/they settled?

What documentation have you already obtained on the family?

Research goal?

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Re: Puntorno

Postby aliciaP » 31 Aug 2006, 09:57

I have one name, my great-grandfather Francesco Puntorno who was born in 1880. His place of birth may have been Palermo, but I am not certain of this. I haven't been able to find records of him yet, but I'm still looking.

I am also interested in the origin of the name itself, what it means, etc.

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Re: Puntorno

Postby jcsm400 » 31 Aug 2006, 10:00

Did he settle in Virginia? Can you provide his wife's name & their childrens? Approx birth years will help too.
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Re: Puntorno

Postby aliciaP » 31 Aug 2006, 10:06

I believe that he settled in NY, but later lived in NJ. I have the birthdate of one of his children, my grandfather Joseph Charles Puntorno, 1917-1997. His wife was Mary Pisciotta (1896-1974). I do not know much about her though.

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Re: Puntorno

Postby jcsm400 » 31 Aug 2006, 10:09

Puntomo is not showing up on distribution map ( http://www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html ) of Italy nor in manifest databases nor on ancestry.com, so it probably isn't the original spelling of the name......Lets see what we can find.
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Re: Puntorno

Postby aliciaP » 31 Aug 2006, 10:15

Did you search for Puntomo or Puntorno?

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Re: Puntorno

Postby jcsm400 » 31 Aug 2006, 10:41

Thanks for pointing that out!....Guess I need new set of eyes....Sorry :!: :oops:
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Re: Puntorno

Postby jcsm400 » 31 Aug 2006, 10:45

Possible 1910 cenue for your Frank (FRANCESCO) PUNTORNO

1910 United States Federal Census Record

Name: Frank Contorno
[Frank Puntorno]
Age in 1910: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
BirthPlace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: New Rochelle Ward 4, Westchester, New York
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1905
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Liborio Monaldo 25
Frank Piggonio 31
Frank Contorno 31

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/1158/puntornojk2.jpg


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Re: Puntorno

Postby jcsm400 » 31 Aug 2006, 11:01

Possible/Probable 1920 census

1920 United States Federal Census Record
about Frank Puntorna
Name: Frank Puntorna
[Frank Portanova]
Home in 1920: Raritan, Middlesex, New Jersey
Age: 40 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
BirthPlace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouses's Name: Mary
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1905
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 556
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Puntorna 40
Mary Puntorna 27
Alexander Puntorna 8
Giacomo Puntorna 6
Frederick Puntorna 4
Joseph Puntorna 3
Orlanda Puntorna 7/12


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Re: Puntorno

Postby aliciaP » 31 Aug 2006, 20:09

jcsm400 wrote:Thanks for pointing that out!....Guess I need new set of eyes....Sorry :!: :oops:



lol That's okay! Thank you for your help. Both of these look very promising. I'm going to show them to my mother and see what she thinks. :)

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Re: Puntorno

Postby jcsm400 » 31 Aug 2006, 22:42

Ok....let us know what your mother thinks. Still looking for the 1930 census for them.

Note: 1910 & 1920 shows Frank coming in 1905 & an Alien, 1920 shows him as being naturalized in 1919 & wife, Mary born in New York.....If this is the correct family, suggest getting their marriage record & his naturalization papers.

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Re: Puntorno

Postby vj » 01 Sep 2006, 02:59

possible WWI Draft Registration Card
ww1 puntorno
Frank Puntonio (PUNTORNO)
New Brunswick (Middlesex) NJ
39 yrs old, b 20 Sep 1878
b in Italy, 1st papers
Printer, Wright-Martin Aircraft
Wife Mary

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Re: Puntorno

Postby vj » 01 Sep 2006, 06:04

Frank Puntorno (b bet 1878-1880)
immig abt 1905 per jcsm's census finds: NY to NJ

may be a clue to a birth location in Italy? vj :wink:

possible brother & sister's manifest
SS San Giorgio 14 Jun 1911 Palermo to NY (4 pages)
page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
All 3 joining brother Francesco in NY at 305 N 31st St??
- Federico PUNTORNO, 35 (abt 1876) b in Montelepre (Palermo) Sicily, married,
last residence Montelepre, wife Teresa Manusino??
- Basalia (Rosalia) PUNTORNO, 27 (abt 1884) b in Montelepre Sicily, single,
last residence Terrasini (Palermo) father Alessandro Puntorno
- Giovanna PUNTORNO, 25 (abt 1886) b in Montelepre Sicily, single
last residence Terrasini father Alessandro Puntorno

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Re: Puntorno

Postby jcsm400 » 01 Sep 2006, 08:39

Great find, Valarie!
Thanks. :) :)

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Hi Alicia,

The LDS Church (Mormans) has filmed the civil records (birth, marriage & death acts) + the church records (sacraments) for the town of Montelepre.

Here is a link to the avaibale films for the civil records (1820-1922).

http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/i ... vsmain.htm

Link to the films for the church records (1689-1913).

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... siastici++

You can rent & view these films at your local LDS-Family History Center.

To locate your FHC.

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

A guide on obtaining these films.

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

Italian-English Genealogical Word List

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... Italia.ASP

Have fun tracing your family & if you need anything or have any questions, you know where to come:!:

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