Moran surname? Campania?

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Moran surname? Campania?

Postby moran » 28 Feb 2007, 02:19

Looking for the surname of Moran possibly from naples. Born around 1865
First name was Frank, his wife was named Anna I think they were married in 1888 in Italy. Frank emmigrated to U.S. in 88 or 89. Anna in 92.
Sons Angelo, Domenic. Looking for any information.

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Re: Moran surname? Campania?

Postby vj » 28 Feb 2007, 14:44

Hi and Welcome to the Forum!
We'll see what we can do to help.
Is this the correct family?

possible 1920 census
Home in 1920:
431 Mary Waters Ford Rd, owns w/o mortgage
Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania

head Frank Moran 50 (abt 1870)
- immig 1889 Al
wife Anne 56 (abt 1864)
- immig 1892 Al
children born in PA
son Angelo 22 (abt 1898)
son Dominic 20 (abt 1900)
son Joseph 19 (abt 1901)
son Michael 18 (abt 1902)
daughter Jennie 16 (abt 1904)

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Re: Moran surname? Campania?

Postby vj » 28 Feb 2007, 15:05

Some clues?

possible 1910 census
Home in 1910:
Jones Ave Ashland Heights, owns house w/o mortgage
Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania

head Frank Moseno 41 (abt 1869) or 47 (abt 1863)
- married 16 yrs (abt 1896)
- immig 1885 Al
wife Anna 47 (abt 1863)
- 7 children born/living
- immig 1890
children all born in PA
daughter Rosa 15 (abt 1895)
daughter Maria 13 (abt 1897)
son Angelo 12 (abt 1898)
son Lominck 16 (abt 1894) or 11 (abt 1899)
son Joseph 10 (abt 1900)
son Michael 8 (abt 1902)
note: 2 names written in bottom border)
daughter ?? 6 (abt 1904)
boarder ?? Tony


possible 1900 census
Home in 1900:
Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania

head Frank Moranas 34, Mar 1866
- married 4 yrs (abt 1896)
- immig 1889 in US 11 yrs Al
- farm hand
wife Ama D 37, Apr 1863
- 5 children born/living
- immig 1891 in US 9 yrs
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son
Angalia 3, Mar? 1897 PA
daughter Mary 4, Jan 1896 PA
daughter Rosa 6, Feb 1894 PA
brother Dominica 39, Mar 1861
- Married 6 yrs
- immig 1897 in US 3 yrs Al
son Thomas 2, May 1898 PA

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Re: Moran surname? Campania?

Postby vj » 02 Mar 2007, 14:01

Good morning all :) !
Heard from Mike, appears we have the correct family.
Original surname, wife's maiden name and manifests
are the next challenge :wink: !
Valarie

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Re: Moran surname? Campania?

Postby vj » 02 Mar 2007, 14:42

another Moran?
or son Angelo?
born in Italy?


possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
Angelo Moran, 20
Mary Waters Ford Rd
West Manayunk
Montgomery PA
born 20? Sep 1897
in Italy
Non-declarant
Nearest relative Mrs Annie Moran
(same address)
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a possible clue from an article from the
Lower Merion Historical Society

"In 1880 the town was shown on the Pennsylvania
Railroad Atlas of the Main Line as West Manayunk.
Immigrants from Italy began to arrive, many
descended from Christian Albanians who had fled
Moslem Turks to settle in southern Italy.
They in turn sent for relatives, and by 1914 the
Albanians and Italians constituted a considerable
portion of the community.
The town resembled a Mediterranean hill town with
its goats and chickens, garden plots, and women in
black, seldom seen on the streets without their men folk.
Annually on St. George Day the image of the saint was
carried in procession and the pious pinned money to the
robe of the statue in supplication or thanksgiving.
The Italian language can still be heard in the streets,
few residents remember the language of Albania,
and St. George Day is no more."


entire article

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Re: Moran surname? Campania?

Postby vj » 02 Mar 2007, 16:07

Clickable 1896 map of West Manayunk
includes Mary Walters Rd (1920 census)
and Ashland Heights (1910 census)
(note location of 2 possible cemeteries)

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Re: Moran surname? Campania?

Postby vj » 02 Mar 2007, 17:19

son Dominic?

possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
Nicholas Moran, 19
Mary Waters Ford Rd
W. Manayunk?
Montgomery, PA
Born 17 Jan 1899
Native Born
Nearest Relative Anna Moran
(same address)
signed Nick Moran

possible SSDI Record
Name: Dominic Moran
SSN: xxx-xx-5950
Born: 17 Jan 1899
Died: Oct 1959
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951 )

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Re: Moran surname? Campania?

Postby vj » 02 Mar 2007, 18:00

Moran Family
Possible 1930 Census
Do these belong to your family?
Thanks! Valarie

1930 Frank Moran Census
Home in 1930:
Mary Waters Ford Rd, owns $5,000
West Manayunk
Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
head Frank Moran 65 (abt 1865)
- married age 23 (abt 1888)
- immig 1888 Al
wife Anna 68 (abt 1862)
- married age 26 (abt 1888)
- immig 1895 Al
son Joseph 29 (abt 1901) PA
son Michael 28 (abt 1902) PA
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1930 A. Moran Census
Home in 1930:
142 Rockland Ave?, owns $4,000
West Manayunk
Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
head Angelo Moran 30 (abt 1900) PA
- married age 28 (abt 1928)
- parents born in Italy
- contractor, excavating & grading, working on own account
wife Mamie 21 (abt 1909) PA
- parents born in Italy
daughter Anna 3 5/12 (abt 1926)
son Frank 4/12 (abt 1929)
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1930 N. Moran Census
Home in 1930:
State Rd, Gladwyne, rents $30 mo
Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
head Nicholas Moran 31 (abt 1899) PA
- married age 29 (abt 1928)
- parents born in Italy
- contractor, landscape, working on own account
wife Amelia 22 (abt 1908) PA
- parents born in Italy

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Re: Moran surname? Campania?

Postby moran » 02 Mar 2007, 21:52

I belive all of these posts are related. I will check out the two cemetaries.
Thanks

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Re: Moran surname? Campania?

Postby joyse » 25 Mar 2007, 13:49

I find this all very interesting as my married name is Moran. It is an Irish name so am intrigued if it is also Italian.
Good luck with your search!

Joy

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Re: Moran surname? Campania?

Postby sib » 28 Jan 2012, 01:33

I believe we are related to the Morans. My husband, Frank, is the son of "Jenny" Moran, the daughter born in 1904. We have been trying to find out additional information about the family and would be interested in any information you can share and we'll share ours.


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