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Italian Surname misspelled -What could it have been?

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Italian Surname misspelled -What could it have been?

Postby kimjones » 25 Sep 2004, 20:32

I received a death cert. listing my grt. grandmothers, mothers maiden name as MODESTA KAVIVIA, born in Italy. I know there is no "K" in the Italian Alphbet. I tried using "C" inplace but have not found any surname spelling variations even close to this. Any ideas?
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Re: Italian Surname misspelled -What could it have been?

Postby ptimber » 25 Sep 2004, 20:58

It is highly probable (not certain) that the surname is CAVINA. There are 6 Cavina who immigrated thru ellis island to the USA. Peter
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Re: Italian Surname misspelled -What could it have been?

Postby DeliBoy » 26 Sep 2004, 00:02

KAVIVIA is very close to KALIVIA, a village in Greece. Just a possibility.
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Re: Italian Surname misspelled -What could it have been?

Postby ptimber » 26 Sep 2004, 00:19

So is NEW YORK CITY. Peter
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