Rosario...Maufa? What's this name look like?

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Rosario...Maufa? What's this name look like?

Postby warriorrabbit » 13 Apr 2008, 22:15

Thanks to help in another thread, having found the manifest means I now get to try to locate who they were here to see. If I had the name right, that is.

I tried Rosario Maufa and that didn't work, but it could also be...Masufa? Marufa? Marifa?

Any edumacated guesses?

http://www.describe.org/genstuff/maufa.jpg
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Re: Rosario...Maufa? What's this name look like?

Postby liviomoreno » 14 Apr 2008, 06:45

Manzù (with an accent on the final u), you may also see it as Manzu'
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Re: Rosario...Maufa? What's this name look like?

Postby Edmondo » 14 Apr 2008, 10:46

First I too thought it was Manzú but reading four lines lower there is the name Stefano where a similar looking character for sure is an F.

It will be easier to compare characters when you post a picture of the complete document.
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Re: Rosario...Maufa? What's this name look like?

Postby dvaccaro » 14 Apr 2008, 14:35

my guess is Manfrè. a common name in my family tree. where was Rosario from?
~ Santa Ninfa, Trapani, Sicily ~
~ San Nicola da Crissa, Catanzaro, Italy ~
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Re: Rosario...Maufa? What's this name look like?

Postby warriorrabbit » 14 Apr 2008, 15:46

Hi,

Yes, I think it is Manfre. Pink67 has suggested that in the thread that lead to finding the name, and I think that's correct.

Originally I was looking for records for Domenico Dovico. He was listed as Cusino Dovico Dco on the manifest, which was transcribed by Ellis and Ancestry in the most creative ways...impossible to find had I not had a date for his arrival, and Pink67's masterful assistance.

Anyhow, Domenico Dovico and Rosa Zodda were from Gioiosa Marea, and heading to see Rosario Manfre. I have found Rosario Manfre in Ellis in 1898 and 1906. He is also from Gioiosa Marea. It looks like the first time he was going to see cousin Attilio Barbera. The second time he's a non-immigrant alien, going to see his brother Salvatore.
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