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Hobokenky
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Just starting Genealogy Research

Postby Hobokenky » 06 Feb 2008, 18:19

I am looking for information on the last names of Aurora or De Steno.
I have seen De Steno spelled several different way including DeSteno and Desteno. Any help that anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.

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PeterTimber
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Postby PeterTimber » 06 Feb 2008, 18:52

There as we speak 107 cities,towns and villages from Sicily to the northern most regions of Italy having persons surnamed Aurora and 19 Cities, towns and villages from the Puglia,. Lazio and Lombardia regions having persons surnamed De Stena which is the more popular spelling while the remaining spellings are 1 or none thruout Italy. Should you wish to see where they are located go to www.gens.labo.net

You might also wish to try looking up these and other spellings in the www.ellisisland.org website foir such similarly surnamed persons as well as www.familysearch.org under ancestor search p[utting in only the surname and nothing else for a more world wide distribution. You might also wish to go to www.google.com and insert in the title the surname along with the word Genealogy for anyone doing any research onthe selected surname wirth or without the word Italy and with the word Italy alongside.=Peter=

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Postby MauroMags » 06 Feb 2008, 19:40

Hi Hobokenky,

De Stena and Aurora are relatively common names from Molfetta, Puglia. And Hoboken was were most of the immigrants from Molfetta settled, so i'm guessing that your heritage stems from there.

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Postby PeterTimber » 06 Feb 2008, 19:58

You spelled your name De Steno which is a minority of 1 person from Molfetta with the surname ending in the letter o while the remaining persons in the ellisisland.org website also from Molfetta spell their names ending in a. The ships manifest is typewritten and was wondering if a typo had occurred in the name Cosmo De Steno when he arrived in 1919. Are you related to that person? =Peter=


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