Searching for Gr. Grandmother's birth place S. Italy

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Searching for Gr. Grandmother's birth place S. Italy

Postby rvance » 06 Oct 2008, 11:51

Searching for a Gr. Grandmother's birth place in S. Italy
Marrisvilla Courta as shown on death document
Maiden name Romano married to Leapello
Any assistance would be appreciative.
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Postby wldspirit » 06 Oct 2008, 11:56

Welcome to IG!

In which US state did the family live? By providing first names, and year of birth, we may be able to find records that point to the right spelling for the location of birth.
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Postby wldspirit » 06 Oct 2008, 11:59

Need to get the grandkids off to school, but here is a link which enables
you to do a partial search on the town name......

http://www.landfinder.it/townfinder.asp

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Postby rvance » 06 Oct 2008, 12:44

wldspirit wrote:Welcome to IG!

In which US state did the family live? By providing first names, and year of birth, we may be able to find records that point to the right spelling for the location of birth.
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They arrived in New York Oct 25 1886 from port of departure of LeHavre France .
Gr Grandmother travels under her maiden name Felicia Romano (birthdate June 1851)with two sons Joseph(Gerotano) Leppello-birthdate Dec 14 1877 and Peter(Pietro) birthdate Apr 1 1882. Gr Grandfather John Leppello birthdate Mar 10 1844.
Unable to find where they went at first arrival in New York
Daughter birthdate is 1889 assuming born in US then 2 more sons John bd 1895 and Carmon bd 1897 are born Youngstown Ohio,
1901 canadian census shows that they all arrive and are living in toronto Ontario.

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Re: Searching for Gr. Grandmother's birth place S. Ital

Postby rvance » 06 Oct 2008, 12:51

wldspirit wrote:Need to get the grandkids off to school, but here is a link which enables
you to do a partial search on the town name......

http://www.landfinder.it/townfinder.asp

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thanks for the link
unfortunately it seems to not even be able to locate Naples.....must be a maffunction with the site.

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Postby liviomoreno » 06 Oct 2008, 13:15

rvance wrote:
wldspirit wrote:Need to get the grandkids off to school, but here is a link which enables
you to do a partial search on the town name......

http://www.landfinder.it/townfinder.asp

wldspirit

thanks for the link
unfortunately it seems to not even be able to locate Naples.....must be a maffunction with the site.

You need to put the name in Italian. Try with Napoli, which is the Italian name for Naples.

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Postby wldspirit » 06 Oct 2008, 14:03

You can also use the following site, which is also very good, but doesn't have a search feature:

Italy Regions and Provinces

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Postby uantiti » 06 Oct 2008, 14:54

Vance,
surnames as Leapello or Leppello do not exist. In the province of Naples you can find LIPPELLI which I think is the correct spelling.

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Re: Searching for Gr. Grandmother's birth place S. Ital

Postby vj » 06 Oct 2008, 14:57

This may help, a 1915 manifest for Felicia (Romano) LaPella visiting her sister in Youngstown
Page 2 gives her birthplace as Marienella Caserta (probably Mariglianella)

1915 manifest
page 2

edit: correction
corrected birthplace per Ada's suggestion

edit: added
Note: there were people with the surname Coppola/Cappola in Youngstown from Mariglianella

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Re: Searching for Gr. Grandmother's birth place S. Ital

Postby uantiti » 06 Oct 2008, 15:29

Then
Marrisvilla Courta should be MARIGLIANELLA province of Caserta. This commune is now under Napoli and there are about 40 people with surname Romano.

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Postby uantiti » 06 Oct 2008, 16:00

Castlegarden website gives: Felicia Romano, Gerolamo Lippelli and Pietro Lippelli from Le Havre on ship La Bretagne, October 25 1886.

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Postby wldspirit » 06 Oct 2008, 16:36

Links to town of interest:

http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/campan ... nella.html

includes telephone and fax:

http://comuni.it/pbase/?IDcom=4096

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Postby rvance » 06 Oct 2008, 19:01

uantiti wrote:Vance,
surnames as Leapello or Leppello do not exist. In the province of Naples you can find LIPPELLI which I think is the correct spelling.

Ada


Thank You Ada
I will try using Lippelli spelling
How do I search the surname in Naples? Is there a website in English?

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Postby wldspirit » 08 Oct 2008, 07:39

Here are the results for LIPPELLI in Campania:

People/ Town/ Province
3.45/ Sant`Anastasia /Napoli
3.07 /Napoli /Napoli

If you are interested in searching for current persons:

Campania

Given the rarity of the name in that area, I would send out a potential relative letter in hopes of making a connection to family, and maybe you can discover more about your ancestors.

Letter

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Re: Searching for Gr. Grandmother's birth place S. Ital

Postby Deynonichus » 11 Jan 2009, 15:14

Hi,
I think can be important to know that there is a family in Calabria (Soveria Simeri, Catanzaro) Lippelli. I'm Lippelli too. We never know our family's story, because my father's grandfather was a orphan. Somebody gived to him this surname but we don't know why! If you have some more information, please, contact me. i think that the trasformation of the name from "LaPella" to "Lippelli" could be happened.
See you soon


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