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Message Board - archive 33

From: Lynn Johnson
Email: lynnmarrazza@hotmail.co.uk
Subject:Antonio Marrazza
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 18:46:35

Hi, wonder if any one could help me, my grandfather Antonio Marrazza came across from Settefrati late 1800's early 1900's. He did settle in Hull where he married my Grandmother, they had five surviving children Philomena, Joseph, Mary, Ann And Peter (my father) but as many Italians came from Settefrati just wondered if anyone had heard the name before. Wonder if anyone has heard of any Marrazza's or could give me information on where to perhaps look records up for my grandfather.

Kind regards Lynn


From: Lynn Marrazza
Subject:Antonio Marrazza
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 16:06:35


Hope you don't mind me e-mailing you, but have just been on your site on the internet which I find fascinating. Have been trying to research my family history for many years. Unfortunately my Father passed away at the age of 57, and I now have no further relatives from my Grandfathers side to aid my search. My Grandfather I believe came across to England from Settefrati, Frosinone around the early 1900's. I believe he was born 1883/1884 as his death certificate shows he was 66 years old in 1950. I am told he arrived in Scarborough where he met my grandmother, marrying and then moving to and settling in Hull. I would be grateful if you have the time to e-mail me back advising of sites or places where I may search next.

Thankyou for your time.

Lynn Marrazza


From: william baird
Email: baird.e@sky.co.uk
Subject:martin family-jersey street
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 21:56:28

does anyone have any information regarding The martin family that lived on jersey street and francis? Martin who owned The Bird in hand public house also on jersey street. also is there any italian connection?


From: william baird
Email: e.baird@sky.co.uk
Subject:Baird Family
Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 14:37:26

Does anyone have any information regarding Elizabeth Martin from number 7 jersey street,ancoats. Born 1923 her mother had The Bird in Hand Pub also on Ancoats Lane. Mothers brother was Joseph Martin played the drums with Rudy Mancini on The Band on the wall.


From: mancini
Email: peter_mancini2003@hotmail.com
Subject:family history
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 10:16:27

Am seeking details of my g. grandparents from Settefrati, Italy. My g.grandfather Antonio Mancini married Maliza in about the 1870's and my grandfather Giacinto came to the uk about 1900. his brother came about 1875 and became a uk citizen. my granmothers name was Di Guida. Have much more info if required. Regards Peter Mancini May 2008


From: Douglas Langley
Email: douglas.langley@oxfordjournals.org
Subject:Canara and Lorenzini's
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 19:47:06

Hi, I have a male Italian ancestor whose surname we think is Canara who came to Manchester in 1870 with a family called the Lorenzini's. My mother (who would be Canara's great, great grandather) remembers being taken to a cafe, possibly in the Ancoats area called 'Lorenzini's. We're not sure if this is the same Lorenzini family who came with Canara though. Does anyone know anything of a Canara or the Lorenzini's?

Many thanks!

Doug Langley


From: ann briggs
Email: annbriggs4@yahoo.com
Subject:toboni family
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 20:40:10

hi my grandads name was francise toboni he married mourd bowden. they had 6 children. mary, tresa, david sheila (my mum) and a set of twins who died when they where about 18months, grandad was from ancoats but lived in clayton (hartington drive)for many years i think he was some sort of plaster as i can still remember him coming home and having white powder all over him.would love to here from anyone who new the tobonis thank-you.


From: margaret barnes
Email: margbarnes@hotmail.com
Subject:Grandaughter of Gerado Crolla
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 22:07:47

Hello My great grandad is Gerado Crolla and my father is Bernard Edward Sadd from 17 04 1942. I am Margaret Barnes and my father passed away in 2005 and was estranged and i am trying to find my family.I think i might have family memebers and would like to know more about my family as i cannot trace possible siblings or extended family.Could someone message me if they have any information or like to get in touch. Thanks.


From: oliver
Email: oliverrrjt@hotmail.com
Subject:25 000 italians in manchester
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 21:59:54

hello, i heard that still 25 000 italians live in Manchester. If so many went away from ancoats where are they living now? is there another little italy in manchester? thank you. ps:i am not from manchester, just want to know where all the italians are.


From: Abruzzi

Email: judyford@btopenworld.com
Subject:Abbruzzese (Abruzzi)
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 20:00:37

My family lived in Ancoats during the Little Italy years. My grandfather Fred Abbruzzese (later known as Abruzzi) also Dominic and great grandfather Seraphino. If anyone knew of them please would you let me know My grandfather died in 2005 aged 99.


From: Gina Fashioni
Email: ginafashioni@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 12:05:51

Hi, I was reading a message from Tony Fascione. My Great Grandad came over from Monte Casino at the end of the 1880's. He did not speak English and therefore his children were christened with an English spelt surname. My grandfathers name was Joseph Fashioni(Fascione) and he was an ice crean man in Southport. I don't know if he was related to Tony's family - it would be intresting to find out!

Gina Fashioni.


From: christine

Email: lanellie@hotmail.co.uk
Subject:st albans
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 13:52:06

st albans was on fawn street not fawcett but can anyone tell me what year it closed i left in 1967 and it closed not long after that about a year or two later i think


From: John Potter
Email: johnnyp2@btinternet.com
Subject:Italian ancestors
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 16:11:57

I am starting a search on behalf of my wife and her sister whose maiden name was Veto. I understand that they had connections with the Porelli family (who we think were in the ice cream business) and the Crolla family with origins in Picinisco. I would like to set up some channel of research for them to pursue. If anybody can help, please contact me on the above e-mail address.


From: Leanne Manfredi
Email: leanne.manfredi@manchester.ac.uk
Subject:Manfredi in Ancoats
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:28:05

Dear Tony,

My grandad John Manuel Manfredi often used to tell me stories of the ice-cream industry in Ancoats. I'm aware that during WW2 many of my relatives moved to the US while others settled in Leigh and Bolton and you can still see the ice cream vans with our surname on them. This is where my knowledge of Manfredi ends, were there Manfredis in Ancoats in the early 20th century, I've never seen any photos of my Italian relatives but I did see a photo of an ice-cream seller called Theo Manfredi years ago in a book, could you shed some light on this?

Many thanks,

Leanne Manfredi


From: john pandolfo
Email: john_pandolfo@hotmail.com
Subject:louis pandolfo
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 19:35:25

my father louis and his brother tony used to sell ice cream around ancoats in the 60's.i have early memories of going out in the van with my father. my grandfather was pasquale, an early member of the society and friend of marco rea. does anyone remember the pandolfo's


From: fran probert
Email: franp@live.co.uk
Subject:ioli (yoli)
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:39:39

i was lucky enough to come across your website but was suprised not to find my fathers family name listed in the surnames. They travelled over from Picinisco (near Naples) around 1900. Their surname was Ioli which they changed to Yoli. They lived in Gun Street,my uncle only moving out when the street was demolished in the late 60's. Does anyone have any information regarding our family. dad, john yoli spent time interned during wwII in strangeways as an alien before being interned down south somewhere.does anyone have any info re this time. many names on the website were familiar and brought back lots of memories of trips to holywell and the processions as a child. rudi mancini was a good friend to my dad and his brother dominic(nick)when they were ill and i was sorry to see he had died. a really good site. well done



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