Searching for family Names (DeLucca, Palermo, Chester)

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Searching for family Names (DeLucca, Palermo, Chester)

Post by LizDowning » 22 Jul 2012, 20:31

I have death certificates from New York of my great grandfather/mother, and great great grandfather/mother. I am trying to figure out the region in Italy where they are from and the Italian name for "Chester". I think it's Cestera/o, but not sure. This is the family info I have so far:

Ida DeLuca Chester
B: January 13, 1855 (Italy)
D: May 10, 1938 (Brooklyn, NY)
Immigrated: abt 1887-1890
Father: Joseph (Giuseppi) DeLuca (B: Italy)
Mother: Teresa Palermo (B: Italy)

Michael Chester
B: abt 1855 (Italy)
D: September 22, 1921
Immigrated: abt 1887-1890
Father: Nicholas Chester (B: Italy)

Nicholas Chester
B: October, 1875 (Italy)
D: May 4, 1935 (Brooklyn, NY)
Immigrated: abt 1887-1890
Married: Sarah O'Byrne (B: 1874, Ireland)

I have basic information from, but am wanting to know more on how to research the family names and regions.

Thank you!

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Re: Searching for family Names (DeLucca, Palermo, Chester)

Post by suanj » 26 Jul 2012, 18:19

Hi, I am pretty sure that this record is abt your Nicholas Chester ( Cestaro - italian spelling) the birth date is a bit different, but wife Sarah, naturalized:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Nick Chester
Name: Nick Chester
City: Brooklyn
County: Kings
State: New York
Birth Date: 20 Feb 1875
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1754491
DraftBoard: 54
no birth place...
but I believe in Salerno area( Campania region, IT)
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Re: Searching for family Names (DeLucca, Palermo, Chester)

Post by Tessa78 » 01 Aug 2012, 21:03

For what it's worth ... :-)

While searchng some records in Treviso (Veneto Region),
I came across the surname CESTER - which would pronounce like "Chester" :-)

Here is map of the distribution of the surname CESTER in Italy today... ... er&x=0&y=0


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