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Benigni

Postby barbaraday605 » 14 Jan 2008, 15:30

I am trying to find out why there are Benigni familie's that are italian that live in Austria. hey obviously are Italian, and they came to the USA around late 1880's into the Pennsylvania are.
Anyone have an insight of this family and the reason they lived in Austria.........I don't know too much about the history and have seen Italians in Austria before in records.

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Re: Benigni

Postby BillieDeKid » 14 Jan 2008, 15:37

Hi barbaraday.........welcome to the forum.

Here is a historical map that will explain.
http://www.zum.de/whkmla/histatlas/italy/haxitaly.html

Are you looking for a particular family member? Do you have manifests from Ellis Island? If you can give as much detail as possible, people on the forum should be able to help.

Regards
Elizabeth

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Re: Benigni

Postby PeterTimber » 14 Jan 2008, 19:27

Despite the accordian borders of northern Italy over the centuries, the name Benignus stems from Roman Imperial times down to Bengno and Benigni sothe names has deep roots. =Peter=

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Re: Benigni

Postby bbango » 17 Jan 2008, 17:54

barbaraday605,

My great-great grandmother was Louisa Benigni who was born in Cauvastro, Province of Trentino and her father I believe was born in Austria and some of Louisa's brothers and sisters were born in Austria also.

Louisa also married Oreste Sebastiani who's last residence was in Austria before he came to the states.

So I too have wondered about the Austria connection, but they are clearly Italians, but some have moved around probably :)

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I forgot to mention that Louisa came to Pennsylvania also to the Punxsutawney area
Surnames: Bonghi/Bongo/Bango - Strano - Sebastiani - Polito - Serge - Benigni - Micale - Mondi

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Re: Benigni

Postby lindab » 01 Feb 2008, 20:45

My maiden name is Benigni. My grandfather was Cansio (Canzio), son of Valente Benigni, who was a brother to Louisa, Ottilia, Silvio, Louis, Attillio, Stanislo, Virginia, Purificata, and Bonafazio. My father's name was Rudolph Valentino. I do have a family tree that was given to me by a cousin.

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Re: Benigni

Postby chirico » 23 Feb 2008, 14:25

I have an uncle by the name Reno Benigni who lived in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

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Re: Benigni

Postby lindab » 08 Mar 2008, 00:44

Italy took over a part of Austria...see internet articles about that...I am from the Benigni family that was from Austria originally...and would love to be in contact with others from that family.

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Re: Benigni

Postby lindab » 08 Mar 2008, 00:49

Barbara, I have a family tree and your family is part of it...you need to register in a way that I can get your e-mail.

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Re: Benigni

Postby Barga » 04 May 2008, 21:58

HI the most famous present italian actor is Roberto Benigni from
Tuscany. Its a tuscan name. It means "bringer of Good"


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