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Find a Town Listed on Death Record

Postby ecparetti » 03 Oct 2016, 03:28

My Great Grandfather, Andrew(Andrea) Vianesi died in New York in 1945. On the death record, his birthplace was listed as Lascaraes, Italy. The closest spelling I could find was the town of Lascari, which is about 50 km from Palermo. This is possible, but I believe he came from Northern Italy. Looking up his surname in the Pagine Bianche
showed listings near Torino and Milan. Would anyone have any information of towns in northern Italy. Thanks as always.

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Re: Find a Town Listed on Death Record

Postby Tessa78 » 03 Oct 2016, 03:43

There is a comune (town) in Torino Province (Piedmont Region) called La Cassa.

Today, the surname Vianesi is found in the provinces of Biella and Novara in Piedmont Region, but in very small numbers.
http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/cognom ... monte.html

As you can see by this surname distribution map, the surname Vianesi is found in only 7 towns presently. All are in the northern part of Italy.
http://www.gens.info/italia/it/turismo- ... _G9nz8pBSA

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Re: Find a Town Listed on Death Record

Postby suanj » 03 Oct 2016, 11:09

Hi, to understand the town
I found the marriage record
Name Andrea Vianese
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 23 Dec 1882
Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 24
Marital Status Single
Birth Year (Estimated) 1858
Birthplace Italy
Father's Name Domenico Vianese
Mother's Name Domenica Ferrara
Spouse's Name Maria Cella
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Age 18
Spouse's Marital Status Single
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1864
Spouse's Birthplace Italy
Spouse's Father's Name Guiseppe Cella
Spouse's Mother's Name Teresa Canepa
and the possible arrival:


Andrea Vianessi

United States Italians to America Index


Name Andrea Vianessi
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 16 May 1881
Event Place New York, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 22
Birthplace Italy
Occupation Cultivator
Ship Name Ferdinand De Lesseps
Birth Year (Estimated) 1859
Departure Port Havre
Literacy Unknown
Destination Place CHICAGO
Transit or Travel Compartment Staying in the USA [Transit]; Steerage [Travel]
Affiliate Manifest ID 00080137
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1746097

I have some doubt abt Lascari birthplace, I believe that Andrea could be born in Tuscany or Liguria region... but no in Lascari,
just my opinion,
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Re: Find a Town Listed on Death Record

Postby PippoM » 03 Oct 2016, 14:31

In Santo Stefano d'Aveto, province of Genova, there's a hamlet named Ascona.
There are a lot of Cella's, too, and in this thread:

http://www.italiangenealogy.com/forum/language/37453

is mentioned one Teresa Bianesi or Vianesi, daughter of Andrea.
But it's just a guess.
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Re: Find a Town Listed on Death Record

Postby Tessa78 » 03 Oct 2016, 17:51

There is a comune called Carasco -- province Genova -- region Liguria
Sounds a lot like Lascaraes without the "las" :-)

The surname CELLA is found in Carasco...
And the surname Vianesi is found in Province of Genova.

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Re: Find a Town Listed on Death Record

Postby suanj » 04 Oct 2016, 17:20

I found the birthplace..? I believe yes...

Lascaraes is just a bad trascription of Toscana.. I am pretty sure.. that the wrong name referring the region and no the birthtown, because I am pretty sure that Andrea Vianesi was born in Zeri town, Massa-Carrara province, Toscana region...
I found the Death act of the Andrea's father:
Domenico Vianesi, 84 old, born in Zeri, resident in Zeri, son of late Giovanni and of late Maria Antonia Rossi, widow of Domenica Ferrari, died in Zeri on 22 Feb 1905 #9

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2043539
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Re: Find a Town Listed on Death Record

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Oct 2016, 01:55

You did it again, suanj! Brava :-)

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Re: Find a Town Listed on Death Record

Postby suanj » 05 Oct 2016, 04:37

Thanks Tessa!
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