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What does this word mean....

Postby Gram » 21 Apr 2003, 23:36

In reference to an occupation what is a "culserato"? The spelling may not be exact.

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Postby ptimber » 22 Apr 2003, 00:47

what document is this badly mispelled word found?? There is nothing close to that name something is wrong here. Peter

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Postby Gram » 22 Apr 2003, 03:14

Found at the Ellis Island site:
Pietro Lonetto...Mesoraca...arrival 1903
Manifest....Page 0453....Line 0021
Column 6...Calling or occupation (culserato)

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Postby ptimber » 22 Apr 2003, 05:11

The entire manifest ghas the same word CULTIVATOR for most of the passengers. I am surprised you did not see the same word above and below Pietro's entry at NYC. Apparently cultivator is the word they used for farmer. Peter

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Postby Gram » 22 Apr 2003, 15:17

You are right, of course, Peter....it is so clear once you understand what you are looking at! I should have realized the occupations listed were all English words not Italian. A good lesson in reading documents...look for all similar words for content and comparison. Thanks.. :D

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Postby ptimber » 22 Apr 2003, 18:09

I am always learning myself believe me!!. Peter


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