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Help finding Funaio or Fanaro

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Hi everyone, hoping someone could help me locate my italian family lineage. My last name is Fanaro. All I know is when we were immigrating to the United states, our italian last name was accidentally changed to Fanaro because of bad handwriting. We were all told we were ropemakers in italy leading me to believe it was Funaio because that means ropemaker. The only family lineage we know of forsure is Anthony P. Fanaro who was born in New Jersey in the early 1910's his fathers name is not 100 percent confirmed but we are lead to believe it was Giuseppe Fanaro who was married to Filamena Fanaro (which we do know forsure) who was eventually remarried to a man with the last name Triano. The story we all heard was Giuseppe Fanaro was hit by a car saving his child (Anthony) while he was in his 20's. I have also heard that we were from the Abruzzo region. If anyone out there knows of any Funaios, Fanaros, or any other information that relates to my story, please help!

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Hi - here's a site where you can search for the instances of surnames currently used in Italy:

http://www.gens.info/italia/it/turismo- ... vR5BC2z3UJ

It seems to show the surname "Funaio" isn't used anywhere in Italy, but there are a number of people with the surname "Fanaro" living along the Abruzzo/Molise border.

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Yes, the surname FANARO is found in Abruzzo, mostly in the Province of Chieti.

AND... so is the surname FUNARO found in Abruzzo Region :-)

Possibly the name was Funaro?***

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Can you say what year Giuseppe Fanaro died?

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Could this be the death record of Filomena?

Filomena Funaro in the New Jersey, Death Index, 1901-2017
Name: Filomena Funaro
Death Date: 3 Oct 1978
Death Place: South Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA

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To continue... and to provide some clarity

In the 1910 US Census that appears to be Joe Fanaro and his wife Filomena, he is age 30 and she is 27. They have been married for 11 years. She has given birth to 2 children, but none are living. They are residing in Manhattan. The move to New Jersey would have occurred before the birth of Anthony.
Line 68 and 69
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In the 1920 US Census, Filomena (now known as Fanny) is married to Triano, and is listed as age 37.
Her children, Anthony (age 3y 7 m) and Molly (age 7m) are living with them.
Lines 24-27
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That would mean that Giuseppe was NOT in his 20s when he passed, as Anthony was not born until 1916-7.

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Is this your Anthony

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Antone Farraro
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Name: Antone Farraro
[Antons Fanaro]
Age: 2
Birth Year: abt 1918
Birthplace: New Jersey
Home in 1920: Bayonne Ward 2, Hudson, New Jersey
Street: Brodd
Residence Date: 1920
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital status: Single
Father's name: Atony Farraro
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's name: Fanny Farraro
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
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Household Members:
Name Age
Atony Farraro 40
Fanny Farraro 33
Louis Farraro 17
Mary Farraro 16
John Farraro 14
Anna Farraro 7
William Farraro 5
Antone Farraro 2


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This must be him (Anthony):

Name: Anthony Paul Fanaro
Race: White
Age: 23
Birth Date: 13 Jun 1917
Birth Place: Scotch Plains, N. J.
Residence Place: Scotch Plains, Union, N. J.
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Scotch Plains, Union, New Jersey, USA
Employer: General Motors Corp
Weight: 175
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5'' 4"
Next of Kin: Fannie Triano

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Filomena Delnero
in the New Jersey, Marriage Index, 1901-2016

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Name: Filomena Delnero
Maiden Name: Delnero
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 1919
Marriage Place: New Jersey, USA
Spouse: Giuseppe Troiano
Certificate Number: 36064

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this is all very interesting because yes Anthony Fanaro was born in scotch plains New Jersey but we never knew his father. For a while we thought his father was Giuseppe Fanaro famous member of the morello crime family who was killed in 1913 but I guess not considering Anthony was born in 1916-17? please let me know any new info or more info relating to my last name and its origin in Italy.

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new info, another possible name it could be was fenari?

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You might want to request Anthony's birth record here:

https://www.nj.gov/health/vital/order-v ... l-records/
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