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Post by alexcerinocirino » 03 May 2014, 17:06

There are many Cirino's in Matrice
Three brothers left around 1895
Two went to Ohio USA one went to south America we thing Buenos Aires His name was Gennaro.
when my Grandfather came through Ellis Island the changed his last name from Cirino to cerino.
His name was Alexandre his other brother was michel

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Post by Tessa78 » 03 May 2014, 18:54

Welcome to the forum! :-)

Looking at the manifests for Alessandro Cirino (Boston 1903 - did not sail; Boston 1903 - destination Buffalo, NY; New York 1905 - destination Cleveland, Ohio, to father-in-law Giuseppe De Lillo)...
His name is spelled correctly on all three manifests, so it would appear that the spelling of the name changed AFTER arriving in USA. This often happens with immigrants on US documents due to the pronunciation of the name to a clerk, and the inability of some immigrants to write/spell their names.

Boston, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1954 about Alessandro Cirino
Name: Alessandro Cirino
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Estimated birth year: abt 1887
Age: 16
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Cambroman
Arrival Date: 16 Jun 1903
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Antonio Larance (identified as "Uncle")
Last Residence: Matrice

Would need to verify this address in Ohio, maybe with a 1910 US Census...
but here is a listing in the Cleveland City Directory for Alessandro Cirino

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Alessandro Cirino
Name: Alessandro Cirino
Residence Year: 1911
Street address: 2082 E 125th SE
Residence Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Occupation: Laborer
Publication Title: Cleveland, Ohio, City Directory, 1911

EDIT to add:

Can you tell me your grandfather's exact date of birth?

Could this be the family in the 1920 US Census?
With first son being named Domenic - I suspect Alessandro's father's name was Domenico :-)

1920 United States Federal Census about Alexander Cerino
Name: Alexander Cerino
Age: 34
Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1920: Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1905
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Jennie Cerino
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Alexander Cerino 34
Jennie Cerino 34
Dominick Cerino 13
Angeline Cerino 6
Joseph Cerino 3
[3 8/12]
Aurora De Lillo 77 [Mother-in-law]

THat would make this Birth Index listing for Alessandro Cirino in Matrice in 1886 a very good POSSIBILITY... :D

Alessandro Cirino, "Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1918"
Name: Alessandro Cirino
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 03 Nov 1886
Event Place: Matrice, Campobasso, Italy
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Domenico Cirino
Mother's Name: Caterina Laurienzo

Entry Number: 54
GS Film number: 1741264
Digital Folder Number: 5122907
Image Number: 00501

This marriage of Alexander Cerino and Maria Di Lillo - confirms the parents' names above... though the spelling is off... :lol:

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