#1: Help Please!! Author: jguy76, Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:07 pm ---- My grandfather came from Italy in 1908. I'm not sure of much info. I think he was from Milan but i could be wrong. Our last name is Guy which doesnt sound Italin at all. I trying to find out what my last name was before it was changed. Thanks for any help
#2: Re: Help Please!! Author: nuccia, Location: Toronto, Ontario, CanadaPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:32 am ---- We need a little more info. What was your grandfather's name and approximate year of birth? What was his spouse's name (maiden if known) . Do you know who his dad was? Where did he settle? Children's names? ANy little info you have may help a great deal.
#3: Re: Help Please!! Author: jguy76, Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:27 pm ---- His name was Dominic Guy.His fathers name was William and his wifes name was Lillian Ettaro.I think he was born in 1903 but i am not positive of that. His whole family settled in Clearfield Pennslyvania. Thank you so much for your response and i hope that you can help me,it means alot.
#4: Re: Help Please!! Author: Biff83, Location: FloridaPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:42 pm ---- I believe your great grandfather William Guy was Gaetano Pellegrino per the following image of a Sons of Italy Death Benefit record on Ancestry.com.
I was unable to save image to an image hosting service. Records show he was born in Altavilla Irpina and his wife was Amalia Gaeta. He died on 6 Mar 1956 and was born in 1882. Address mentioned is 1220 Dosy? St in Clearfield.
#5: Re: Help Please!! Author: jguy76, Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:04 pm ---- Thank you so much Biff!!! That was my grand parents address and i think my great grandparents lived there also. Are you saying that Wiliam's name was Gaetano Pellegrino and they changed it? As far as i know his wifes name was Emily. Could it be that her name was Amalia but they just called her Emily? I have an aunt named Amalia. Again thank you so much for taking your time to help a stranger. Any further info will be appreciated.
#6: Re: Help Please!! Author: Biff83, Location: FloridaPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:27 pm ---- You're Welcome!
Thanks for verifying the information. Based on what I've found it appears the name was changed to William Guy; I believe Emily was the Americanization of Amalia.
I've been checking immigration records for your great grandfather, great grandmother and grandfather but have come up empty so far. I'll post anything I find on this thread.