I think the surname is "Di Avino" (or "D'Avino"). You will find this kind of notation above all in indexes, where surnames composed with "di" "del" "della" are often ordered after the part following (for instance, you might find "Di Avino" after A, "Di Francesco" after F, and so on).
Giuseppe "Pippo" Moccaldi
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Thank you, Pippo. I'd like to enter the surnames on my tree and wonder if I should list them all the same way, or should I list them as they appear on each record. I sometimes see them each written a little differently.
Record is dated Dec 21, 1875 at 9:15 a.m. Rosa died today at 2:20 a.m., in the house at #1 Contrada Cortiglio. She was 3 months old, single, without a profession, and the daughter of Baldassare, a peasant/farmer, and Giacomina Capobianco, of the same occupation.
In the current Italian white pages, the surname appears as D'Avino. If you search the Ellis Island records, most of the individuals appear as D'Avino, with only 1 that I see indexed as just Avino.