There are many Cirino's in Matrice Three brothers left around 1895 Two went to Ohio USA one went to south America we thing Buenos Aires His name was Gennaro. when my Grandfather came through Ellis Island the changed his last name from Cirino to cerino. His name was Alexandre his other brother was michel
Looking at the manifests for Alessandro Cirino (Boston 1903 - did not sail; Boston 1903 - destination Buffalo, NY; New York 1905 - destination Cleveland, Ohio, to father-in-law Giuseppe De Lillo)... His name is spelled correctly on all three manifests, so it would appear that the spelling of the name changed AFTER arriving in USA. This often happens with immigrants on US documents due to the pronunciation of the name to a clerk, and the inability of some immigrants to write/spell their names.
Boston, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1954 about Alessandro Cirino Name: Alessandro Cirino Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian) Estimated birth year: abt 1887 Age: 16 Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Ship Name: Cambroman Arrival Date: 16 Jun 1903 Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts Friend's Name: Antonio Larance (identified as "Uncle") Last Residence: Matrice
Would need to verify this address in Ohio, maybe with a 1910 US Census... but here is a listing in the Cleveland City Directory for Alessandro Cirino
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Alessandro Cirino Name: Alessandro Cirino Residence Year: 1911 Street address: 2082 E 125th SE Residence Place: Cleveland, Ohio Occupation: Laborer Publication Title: Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1911 EDIT to add:
Can you tell me your grandfather's exact date of birth?
AND... Could this be the family in the 1920 US Census? With first son being named Domenic - I suspect Alessandro's father's name was Domenico
1920 United States Federal Census about Alexander Cerino Name: Alexander Cerino Age: 34 Birth Year: abt 1886 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1920: Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1905 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Jennie Cerino Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Alexander Cerino 34 Jennie Cerino 34 Dominick Cerino 13 Angeline Cerino 6 Joseph Cerino 3 [3 8/12] Aurora De Lillo 77 [Mother-in-law]
THat would make this Birth Index listing for Alessandro Cirino in Matrice in 1886 a very good POSSIBILITY...