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Surname of Cupo?

Postby Cupo728 » 24 Mar 2007, 23:59

My grandfather and his brother were the only ones in my family who had knowledge of my family. Unfortunately they have both passed away, and taken that knowledge to the grave. I am trying to find out about my family history, and I have very little to go on. Any help would be appreciated.

My name is Alyssa Cupo,
My grandfather was Alexander Cupo
and I believe his father was Antonio.

Again, any insight would be appreciated.

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby wldspirit » 25 Mar 2007, 00:06

Welcome to ItalianGenealogy!!
Can you provide us with your grandfathers spouse name? Known children?
In which state did they settle? Year of birth? Knicknames?
Have you located a ship manifest? Any US records?
All of this will help to identify the correct family!!

By the way......I am a CUPI..... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby wldspirit » 25 Mar 2007, 00:12

Is this the correct Alexander??

Social Security Death Index
about Alexander M. Cupo
Name: Alexander M. Cupo
SSN: xxxxxxxxx
Last Residence: 07470 Wayne, Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America
Born: 25 Aug 1925
Died: 24 Feb 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951 )

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby wldspirit » 25 Mar 2007, 00:36

IF the above is correct, then this could be a good possibility:

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Alexander Cupo
Home in 1930: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
Age: 4
Estimated birth year: abt 1925
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Anthony
Mother's name: Rose
Household Members: Name Age
Anthony Cupo 34
Rose Cupo 26
Alexander Cupo 4 10/12
Louise Cupo 11/12

**edit to add
Found a great obituary full of info if this is indeed the correct family!!

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby Cupo728 » 28 Mar 2007, 01:17

Yes! Yes! Yes! All of that is right! How ever did you find that?
I've been trying to do that for months....

So where do I go from here?

and Hello Cupi!

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby Cupo728 » 28 Mar 2007, 01:24

My grandfather (Alexander)was married to Anne Clark
and they had three children. Alessio, Antonio, and Forrest(my dad)

Both of my grandparents had a previous marriage.

Louise (aka LuLu) died in 2006, as did Antonio (aka Junior)

My father, Forrest, died in October of 2001, and Alexander (his father) died 4 months later.

They lived in NJ, as your information provided.

Thank you for helping,
Alyssa

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby wldspirit » 28 Mar 2007, 09:59

Here is a link to the 1930 census:
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/9840/cupoli9.jpg

Anthony born in Italy, immigration looks like 1900, putting him at about age 5, is naturalized, you will want to send for the naturalization record. Rose born in New York, both children born in New Jersey.
Anthony and Rose married at ages 29 and 21, so about 1924/1925.


Here is a link to a possible WW1 draft registration record:
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/2416/cupo2fe8.jpg

Anthony born June of 1895, list town of birth in Italy, is supporting mom, dad and four children, a sister under 12 years of age.

Additional records to be located...sent the obituary to you in a private message, privacy issue and all......

All these records are available thru Ancestry.com, a subscription site, but may be available at your local public library for free.

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby Cupo728 » 29 Mar 2007, 01:17

Thank you so much! My mom had actually tried ancestry.com, and had no luck...

So this is wonderful.

Thank you.

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby wldspirit » 29 Mar 2007, 02:04

Will look into this later in the evening, as there is more digging to be done!!
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**Edit to add: was the obituary correct??
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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby wldspirit » 29 Mar 2007, 06:00

Possible 1901 manifest for Antonio, will ask Suanj, Nuccia and Joyce to take a look as manifest are not my cup of tea..... :wink: and they are Great with these.......traveling with mother and sister, going to Jersey City...but I cannot make out the fathers name!!
Line 6,7, and 8.

http://ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup_wei ... &line=0008

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby nuccia » 29 Mar 2007, 06:42

It looks like Alessio Lupo to me...but could it be Cupo? Heres a Alessio Cupo...same town as Antonio, birth year close to Filomena..traveling with his brother Orazio to New York.

First Name: Alessie
Last Name: Cupo
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Palomorite
Date of Arrival: Jan 23, 1898
Age at Arrival: 25y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Victoria
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0009

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 2474020093

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby wldspirit » 29 Mar 2007, 08:57

Son of Anthony Cupo, born in Italy, is Alexander, born in New Jersey....in the census of 1930 it states that immigration for the father is about 1900.......birthdate of about 1895/1896,
was hoping to place the father with his parents...... :?

Very few records for Alexander, given the time of his birth, abt. 1925.

Mother of Alexander is Rose Nigro, born in New York, birth abt. 1904.

I think the manifest may say Cupo......Alexander named for grandfather Alessio??.....and then again...may be wishful thinking!!

Alexander had siblings Louise, Philomena, born March 18, 1934, in Paterson, N.J, and Anthony.

I hate manifest!! :P

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby wldspirit » 29 Mar 2007, 09:49

From the SSDI:

Anthony's wife:

Social Security Death Index
Name: Rose Cupo
SSN: xxxxxxx
Last Residence: 07514 Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America
Born: 13 Aug 1904
Died: Jul 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (1972 )

and possibily his father:

Social Security Death Index
about Anthony Cupo
Name: Anthony Cupo
SSN: xxxxxxx
Last Residence: 07514 Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America
Born: 23 Jun 1895
Died: Oct 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951 )

I can provide you with the SS numbers if you are interested in sending for a copy of the original application.

Interesting census:

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Tony Cupo
Age in 1910: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: John
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's name: Filomena
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Jersey City Ward 5, Hudson, New Jersey
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1900
John Cupo 37
Filomena Cupo 38
Antoinette Cupo 17
Tony Cupo 14
Eva Cupo 10
Mary Cupo 9
Louis M?? 23
John M?? 19
Joseph Muscatelli 42
John Costa 30
Michael Ricciardelli 27

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby Cupo728 » 02 Apr 2007, 01:01

wldspirit wrote:Will look into this later in the evening, as there is more digging to be done!!
wldspirit :)

**Edit to add: was the obituary correct??


The obituary was perfect!
I showed it to my uncle, and he was ecstatic!

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Re: Surname of Cupo?

Postby wldspirit » 02 Apr 2007, 08:23

Happy to have helped out!!! By pulling source documents here in the US,
you can discover more clues and facts to further your research. It certainly helps in making sure you are tracing the right ancestors.
Birth, Marriage and death documents are a must have. Naturalization records, military records, social security applications...and so much more will help you obtain concrete facts.......

I found this site to be very helpful to me in the beginning of my search:
http://www.graonline.com/cgi-bin/gra/ge ... n0+trailer

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