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Forame

Postby jwiilliams » 29 Dec 2007, 21:26

Does anyone know of the surname Forame? It is my mother's maiden name and I can not find out what it means. I also need help tracing my ancestry on the Forame side back to Italy. I know that they are from Roccalumera, Messina, Italy. His name was Frank Forame, born 13 Jan 1888 and he came through Ellis Island in 1905 and went to Washinton, D.C..

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Re: Forame

Postby Biff83 » 29 Dec 2007, 21:56

Hello Jimmy and Welcome to the forum.

1912 manifest for possible brother Salvatore Forami
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Page 2
Last residence and place of birth--Roccalumera
Destination Washington DC to join brother Francesco
Nearest relative in Italy--mother Gppa (Giuseppa) Caminiti

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Re: Forame

Postby Biff83 » 29 Dec 2007, 23:22

Official web site
Comune di Roccalumera

Email address and phone number for Vital Records official and office.
Settore Servizio Demografico: Rosa Maria Deodato
tel: 0942.74.40.64
email: serv.demografico@comune.roccalumera.me.it

Physical address
Comune di Roccalumera
Piazza Mons. Francesco Maria di Francia
98027 Roccalumera (ME)
Italy

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Re: Forame

Postby Biff83 » 30 Dec 2007, 03:25

Possible 1910 census, line 16, for Frank Forame
Living with the Samuel Logana family
Samuel Logana 34
Rose Logana 28
Lewis Logana 11
Nuncia Logana 8
Lee Logana 6
Rose Logana 2
Josephine Logana 0/12
Frank Foramy, brother in law. age 19, occupation shoemaker
Antonio Logana 30
Gosowno Spadaro 19
Carunel Batiloto 20

WWI Draft card for Frank Forame
DOB 13 Jan 1888
POB Roccalumera
Occupation Shoemaker

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Re: Forame

Postby jwiilliams » 31 Dec 2007, 04:12

Yes! Thank you so much for this information. I now have a possible name for Frank's mother and his brother.

Could Salvatore on the 1912 manifest possibly be his brother Samuel that I know of?

Also this is important because I know that they changed the last name from Forame to Forami.

Thanks so much,
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Re: Forame

Postby jwiilliams » 31 Dec 2007, 04:16

Thank you so much! Salvatore is his brother and I know this because I have always know of Uncle Sam and he taught my Great grandfather Frank Forame how to be a barber and on the manifest his occupation is a barber.

How do I explain the different last name of his mother? Is it her maiden name?
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Re: Forame

Postby misbris » 31 Dec 2007, 04:20

For some reason, many Salvatores Americanized their names to Sam. He could have called himself Sam or actually took on the name of Samuel.

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Re: Forame

Postby jwiilliams » 31 Dec 2007, 04:20

Can someone help me read the mother's name? I can hardly make out what it says.
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Re: Forame

Postby misbris » 31 Dec 2007, 04:22

Italian women keep their maiden names.

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Re: Forame

Postby jwiilliams » 31 Dec 2007, 05:07

misbris wrote:Italian women keep their maiden names.
Thanks I did not know that.

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Re: Forame

Postby jwiilliams » 31 Dec 2007, 05:58

Biff83 wrote:Official web site
Comune di Roccalumera

Email address and phone number for Vital Records official and office.
Settore Servizio Demografico: Rosa Maria Deodato
tel: 0942.74.40.64
email: serv.demografico@comune.roccalumera.me.it

Physical address
Comune di Roccalumera
Piazza Mons. Francesco Maria di Francia
98027 Roccalumera (ME)
Italy

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It says that that email does not exist.

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Re: Forame

Postby jwiilliams » 31 Dec 2007, 05:59

Nevermind I had to remove the spaces.
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Re: Forame

Postby Biff83 » 31 Dec 2007, 13:27

jwiilliams wrote:Can someone help me read the mother's name? I can hardly make out what it says.


On Salvatore's manifest, I read the mother's name as Gppa (a possible abbreviation for Giuseppa or Giuseppina) Caminiti.

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