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Post by pellettiere » 04 Mar 2012, 21:21

Surprised by my inability to find out anything here or at Ancestry about the Pellettieri surname. I was in Florence a while back and saw many Pellettierrias or Leather stores. Florence is the Leather capitol of Italy, yet a check of the name showed nothing in the telephone book. In the Duomo, there is a "pellettieri" shop or school on the right side back with the name clearly at the head of the door.
Don't have much more on the family name as my great grandfather, stefano was in the US in 1881 when his youngest of 9 sons, Rocco was born. Rocco was my grandfather. It is said that Stefano went out in the great blizzard of 1888 in New York City and never came home. He was 50 yo in 1881. Just wondering if anyone came across the name.

Steve Pellettiere name changed to an "e" in 1900. Don't know why.

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Re: Pellettieri

Post by Tessa78 » 05 Mar 2012, 16:34

Here is a site that will show you the distribution of the surname PELLETTIERI in Italy today :-) More popular in the LAZIO and BASILICATA Regions... ... ri&x=0&y=0

Do you have Rocco's birth record from NYC?

If not, you can request using this certificate # from the NYC Birth Index, if you think this is your grandfather...

Pelletieri Rocco Jan 30 1881 304490 Manhattan

Request online... ... irth.shtml

What were the names of Stefano's wife and other children?
If Rocco was the youngest, the others would have been born in Italy?
Maybe we can trace the exact town of origin...

From (a free site)
POSSIBLE Birth listing for Rocco... Surname is misspelled :?
This gives Rocco's mother's name... :-)

Name: Rocco Pellettiesi
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 30 Jan 1881
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name: Stefano Pellettiesi
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Rosa Falotico (this name is found in Laurenzana, Potenza, Basilicata Region)
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C71511-6
System Origin: New_York-ODM
Source Film Number: 1322160

ALSO found this POSSIBLE arrival manifest in 1879 for Rosa Falotico...
She is traveling with two children: Maria, age 2 months?, and Vincenzo, age 9
Above them on the manifest are Giuseppe Pellettieri, age 50; and Rosa Pellettieri, age 40. Possibly Rosa's in-laws?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Rosa Falotico

Name: Rosa Falotico
Arrival Date: 22 Oct 1879
Birth Year: abt 1842
Age: 37
Gender: Female
/Nationality: Italian
Place of Origin: Italy
Port of Departure: Antwerp, Belgium
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States
Ship Name: Belgenland

Line 157 for Rosa, and 158-159 for the children.
Click once to enlarge and again to magnify...


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Re: Pellettieri

Post by pellettiere » 14 Mar 2012, 23:14

Thanks sooo much...I have the birth certificate for Rocco born in new york 30 January 1881.. Father and mother are listed...butv I have to find it at work....
This is so exciting!.. First bit of news I have got in over 10 years...

Steve Pellettiere age 58

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Re: Pellettieri

Post by chrisdamato » 08 Apr 2013, 16:15

Do you know if your ancestors are related to Vincenzo Pellettieri (b1843) and his father Francesco (b1815)????

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