Sicilian family names Mascarella, Speruta, Battaglia, Gaeta

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Sicilian family names Mascarella, Speruta, Battaglia, Gaeta

Post by mj92159 » 27 May 2012, 16:23

I am looking for help with identifying what part of Sicily my great grand parents would likely be from. The family names are Mascarella, Speruta, Battaglia, and Gaeta. Any guidance you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Sicilian family names Mascarella, Speruta, Battaglia, Ga

Post by adelfio » 27 May 2012, 20:05

How about some first names and location where they settled in the US and work your back to Italy through the ship manifests and other online documents its pretty tough trying to match names to towns like the surname Battaglia its all over the towns of Sicily.There are pretty good researchers on here that can help you find info for you to get you started in the right track of your family history

Marty :|
Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia


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Re: Sicilian family names Mascarella, Speruta, Battaglia, Ga

Post by vj » 27 May 2012, 21:04

Also this older post

Do you have all of your family's US records?
There may be clues to their town of origin in Italy.
Thanks, Valarie

Is this your family in 1900?

Home in 1900:
67 Florida St, rents
Buffalo Ward 17, Erie, New York

head Antonio Battglior (Battaglia) 41, Apr 1859 IT
- married 12 yrs, abt 1888
- immig 1888, Na (naturalized)
- shoe maker
wife Moesurela Battglior (Mascarella?) 42, Jul 1857 IT
- 4 children
- immig 1888
daughter Jennie Battglior 7, Aug 1892 NY
daughter Minnie Battglior 6, Apr 1894 NY
daughter Mary Battglior 3, Mar 1897 NY
daughter Josephine Battglior 8/12, Sep 1899 NY

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