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Surname: DiChristina

Postby Ashley86 » 13 Feb 2008, 19:57

Can't find much information on this surname past Frank, died in 1977 (great-grandfather). Do not know much else except he came over from Sicily, stow away on a boat (so theres no record of him except death records) and stayed in Buffalo NY until his passing. But I obviously was looking for more in terms of other family members or information from/in Sicily. I really don't know much else unfortunately though this would obviously be a great help to my own search.

If anyone could tell me what location the name DiChristina came from or any little information, that'd be helpful. Thanks!
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby PeterTimber » 13 Feb 2008, 20:20

I susdpect the name is spelled Di C hristina and there is a grouping for this name in and around Palermo Sicily with others scattered on the Island into central and northern Italy as well but the concentration is palermo area,. Go to www.gerns.labo.net and just type in the last name upper left.

On the off chance he spoke of the oral history of his family in Sicily you might find a connection by going to www.paginebianche.it and putting in Di Cristina in the first line and PA (PA=Palermo province and palermo city as well) and 166 out of a total 200 some odd persons in Sicily surnamed di Cristina are there in Palermio rovince. Click CERCA and review the names and place for these people by towns, and villages since he may very well have come from a small town or village and you will recognize the name. =Peter=
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby PeterTimber » 13 Feb 2008, 20:21

Spelling is DI Cristina. =Peter=
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby vj » 13 Feb 2008, 20:55

Hi!
Is this the correct family?
Thanks, Valarie

possible 1930 census

Home in 1930:
57 Busti Ave
Buffalo, Erie, New York

Head Frank Dichristin 30 (abt 1900) IT
- married age 22 (abt 1922)
- immig 1916, Na
- baker
Wife Emma Dichristin 27 (abt 1903) NY
Daughter Grace Dichristin 7 (abt 1923) NY
Son John Dichristin 5 (abt 1925) NY
Son Achille Dichristin 3 (abt 1927) NY
Son Joseph Dichristin 1 6/12 (abt 1928) NY
Lodger? Caroline Giglierano?? 58 (abt 1882)
- widow
- immig 1923, Al
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby vj » 13 Feb 2008, 21:23

possible 1914 manifest
page 2
Note: lined off, probably did not sail

12 Apr 1914 SS Kaiser Franz Josef I, Palermo to NY
Line 15
Francesco Di Cristina 14 (abt 1900)
- single
- in Bagheria, Aunt Maria Speciale
- destination Buffalo
- joining father Battista Di Cristina & mother
- born in Bagheria Palermo
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby Biff83 » 13 Feb 2008, 21:26

Hi Valarie :D

Another 1914 manifest for Francesco Di Cristina line 26
Page 1
Page 2
Age 10, (age changed to 14 on detainee list below)
Destination Buffalo NY to join father Battista Di Cristina and mother, 9 Middle? St
Last residence Bagheria

Detainee List line 29

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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby misbris » 13 Feb 2008, 21:29

Here is a passenger record for a Francesco Di Cristina born in 1900. Unfortunately, the manifest is mislinked. Can someone (vj, Biff) relink it?
Thanks
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/passR ... 4930070045


PS. Why do I always find the mislinked manifests? :cry:
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby misbris » 13 Feb 2008, 21:30

Sorry,

You got there before I did.

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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby vj » 13 Feb 2008, 21:31

MJ, just your luck :wink:
It's the first one.
Biff :D has the one he sailed on.
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby vj » 13 Feb 2008, 21:39

Are these Frank’s parents & grandmother (Speciale)?

interesting 1930 census

Home in 1930:
18? Maiden Lane
Buffalo, Erie, NY
Head Fook (John?) Dicristina 52 (abt 1878) IT
- owns house $16,000
- married age 20 (abt 1898)
- immig 1904, Na
- baker
Wife Grace Dicristina 51 (abt 1879) IT
- immig 1909, Na
Son Jonk Dicristina 20 (abt 1910) NY
Daughter Dorotea Dicristina 17 (abt 1913) NY
Son Girolamo Dicristina 16 (abt 1914) NY
Son Thomas Dicristina 15 (abt 1915) NY
Mother-in-law Dorotea Speciale 89 (abt 1841) IT
- widow
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby suanj » 13 Feb 2008, 21:52

I believe that also this ship's manifest( name crossed) was abt same people:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Franco Dicristina
Name: Franco Dicristina ( Franco=Francesco)
Arrival Date: 4 Apr 1913
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Palermo
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: San Giorgio
Search Ship Database: Search the San Giorgio in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Palermo
Line: 19
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2043
Birth Location: Palermo
Birth Location Other: bagline (Bagheria)
Page Number: 164

on the ship's manifest also Giuseppe Di Cristina age 15 and maybe Dorotea Orlando all crossed...
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby vj » 13 Feb 2008, 21:55

Wow suanj :D !
I'll bet that's the same family.
Perhaps the 1920 census will help?
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby Ashley86 » 13 Feb 2008, 22:01

vj, This one you listed is the right one.


Home in 1930:
57 Busti Ave
Buffalo, Erie, New York

Head Frank Dichristin 30 (abt 1900) IT
- married age 22 (abt 1922)
- immig 1916, Na
- baker
Wife Emma Dichristin 27 (abt 1903) NY
Daughter Grace Dichristin 7 (abt 1923) NY
Son John Dichristin 5 (abt 1925) NY
Son Achille Dichristin 3 (abt 1927) NY
Son Joseph Dichristin 1 6/12 (abt 1928) NY
Lodger? Caroline Giglierano?? 58 (abt 1882)
- widow
- immig 1923, Al
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby vj » 13 Feb 2008, 22:17

Same street as 1930 census
possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
Giovanni Di Cristina 42
14 Maiden Lane
Born 22 Oct 1876
Naturalized
Baker
Wife Grazia
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Re: Surname: DiChristina

Postby Ashley86 » 13 Feb 2008, 22:23

Its no wonder I couldn't find any records, I was using the American spelling. Though I was told it wasn't changed. As long as it has career as a baker attached to it, thats definitely my family! lol... Thank you all.

I do also believe that John and Grace were the parents. I am not sure on that but the names of the sons are familiar to me.
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