I'm looking to find anything on Urato surname. My grandparents are from sicily, the family tells me saracusa, and ragusa.
I've hit a dead end cannot find anything maybe my grandfather change the spelling he was born around 1890's.
his name was John Urato.
I suspect the surname is IURATO common to Santa Croce Camerina (provincia Ragusa). Go to www.paginebianche.it and look surname for any potential relatives and go to ellisisland.org for entry information. Peter
Enerbronzo can't you read english or would you preferire Italiano?? I already advised the inquirer where to look in the province of ragusa to find the town of origin. Santaarcangelo di romagna is the town most noted for the surname. The surname is derived from GERACE and is a variation. Peter
Dear MKU61. The surname Iuarato is a variationof the surname GERACE which is most common in Calabria and ending with GERACI in Sicily. In sicily the name is further derived historically from IERAKI and IERACI which are from Byzantine "Hagla Kyriake" which in italian is Santa Ciriaca (chirico). Peter
mku61 wrote:I'm looking to find anything on Urato surname. My grandparents are from sicily, the family tells me saracusa, and ragusa. I've hit a dead end cannot find anything maybe my grandfather change the spelling he was born around 1890's. his name was John Urato.
HI, probable that:
-the surname is URRATA and all people with this surname coming from Siracusa province, especially from Lentini and Carlentini commons.. this surname coming from an sicilian dialectal word, I know not the means..
There is a census (1930 United States Federal Census > New Jersey > Bergen > Hackensack > DistrictÃ‚Â 105) of a John Iurato.
If this is the correct one, I can link it to this post.
Name: Ã‚Â John Iurato (immigrated in 1911)
Age: Ã‚Â 42
Estimated birth year: Ã‚Â abt 1888
Birthplace: Ã‚Â Italy
Relation to head-of-house: Ã‚Â Head
Race: Ã‚Â White
Home in 1930: Ã‚Â Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey
Wife - Josephine (immigrated 1908)
Sons - Samuel and Anthony, both born in New Jersey.
There are 5 (count them!) FIVE GIOVANNI IURATO who entered the USA. Without much fanfare you arbitrarily picked one without any real point of information except your obvious wondrous intuition or you would have explained why you chose this one and not the other 4???? It may be a lucky shot and its him but its not good genealogy to pick soemthing out of the air without rationale. Oh by the way Happy New Year. Peter
my fathers name is Samuel and my grandmothers name was Anna her last name was changed by a uncle years ago before she met my grandfather 1st it was something like FRUMENI then change to Freeman so her uncle could insurance to the jewish people in Boston, they lived in somerville, ma. there was 7 brothers 1 sister in my dad family they lived in marlborough,ma