allycat on FamilyTreeCircles - journals

allycat on Family Tree Circles

sort: Date Alphabetical
view: full | list

Journals and Posts

Showing: (clear)
Category: Country: ITALY

Italy-->Australia: Vito LOSCOCCO and wife Virginis ROS of Guildford NSW

Vito (Viti) LOSCOCCO born abt 1857 (possibly Italy) died 1916 Newcastle NSW Australia, married 1883 Sydney NSW Australia Virginia ROS born abt 1860 died 1961 Balmain NSW Australia. Vito was the son of Pasquale LOSCOCCO and Nunzia (maiden name unknown).

A preliminary sketch of Italian migration - see page 47 - extract below

"...Another family from the famed expedition was the Ros family. This family settled in the Guildford area in Sydney, and when Vito Loscocco, a sailor working on coastal ships, went to Sydney in 1883 to be presented with a gold medal for his part in a rescue on the Clarence River, he met Miss Virginia Ros, whom he later married. Mr Loscocco became a pilot boatman in Newcastle and was involved in another rescue, that of the 'Adolphe', at the entrance of Newcastle harbour, in 1904. He lived at the Pilot Terrace, Parnell Place, Newcastle, with his family until his death in 1916. ..."

Vito and Virginia had the following children:-

1.Angela LOSCOCCO born 1884 Newcastle NSW Australia

2.Rose R. LOSCOCCO born 1886 Newcastle NSW Australia

3.Nicholla P.F. Francesco (aka Nicholas Francis) LOSCOCCO born 1889 Newcastle NSW Australia died 1968 Islington NSW Australia married 1921 Hamilton NSW Australia Mary Elizabeth PATERSON 1895-1984 the daughter of Joseph Goddard PATERSON 1862~1901 and #Anastasia CANTWELL 1868~1945. NB:# I'm researching the CANTWELL family, their ancestors and all their descendants.

4.Virginia LOSCOCCO 1891~1891 Newcastle NSW Australia

5.Vincent Bennett LOSCOCCO born 1897 Newcastle NSW Australia died 1977 NSW Australia married 1930 Newcastle NSW Australia Tessy Jane HALLIWELL born ? died 1968 Newcastle NSW Australia, daughter of John David HALLIWELL and Ada Jane unknown.

6.Mary M.A. LOSCOCCO born 1909 Newcastle NSW Australia

If anyone can help add to the above information I would be most grateful.


Venice, Italy --> Australia: MORANDINI family Casino, Liverpool, Dubbo NSW

My connection to the MORANDINI* family is that one of their family members was the sister-in-law of my paternal grandmother.

Dominico MORANDINI (also known as Dominic and Domenico) was born abt 1836 Venice, Italy. His wife's name was Angela, and it is not yet known when they emigrated to Australia. Dominic & Angela MORANDINI had three children (possibly 4), all no doubt born in Italy.

1.Angelo MORANDINI born 1872 died 1915 Casino NSW Australia
married Giovanna (Johanna) PELLIZER born 1873 - 6 children.
2.Peter John MORANDINI born 1875 died 1938 Dubbo NSW Australia (.... see below ....)
3.Lucy Margarette (Lucia Marguerita) born 1878 died 1955 Casino NSW Australia
married 1907 Casino NSW Australia to John Henry DOUGLAS - 4 children - Mary, John, Harriett & Edward.
4.Giovanni MORANDINI (could this be John Morandini?) born 1885 NSW, died 1966 Bankstown NSW Australia. NSW bdms online has a death record 21973/1966 with parents names: Dominic & Augela.

Peter John MORANDINI born 1875 died 1938 Dubbo NSW Australia married 1900 Sydney NSW Australia to Orsolina ZANNINI born 1873 died 1954 and this couple had six children as follows.

More about Orsolina ZANNINI;-
Orsolina was the daughter of Domenic ZANNINI born 1826 Venice Italy and Virginia.

1.Louis D. MORANDINI born 1903 Liverpool NSW

2.Peter J.P. MORANDINI born 1904 Liverpool NSW

3.Palmira MORANDINI born 1905 Liverpool NSW
married Albert W. PACKHAM in 1932 Dubbo NSW. He was the son of William H. PACKHAM of Molong NSW and Mary E. MASSWRIT of Mudgee NSW.

4.Benedict M.N. MORANDINI born 1907 Smithfield, Sydney NSW, died 1908 Parramatta, Sydney NSW

5.Raymond Caesar MORANDINI
married Marjory Ellen CASS

6.Violetta Mary M.V. MORANDINI known as 'Dolly' married in the 1930s at Dubbo NSW to Maurice Theodore AMOR* 1905-1997. Maurice was my great uncle and their lovely wedding photo is attached below.

WORLDWIDE: List of Most Common Surnames and much more from

The world's greatest encyclodictionalmanacapedia:-

List of Most Common Surnames - Information from

Countries covered at the time of writing this journal ...

*Czech Republic
*The Netherlands
*Sri Lanka
*United Kingdom (England, Wales and Isle of Man)
*Northern Ireland
*United States

1 comment(s), latest 10 years, 1 month ago

NEW ZEALAND: Ailsa's NZ Webpages

Ailsa's New Zealand Web Pages

Surname interests:-

CAIN : German, IOM - Westcoast, NZ
CLARK : Dunedin, NZ
CORLETT : Jurby/ Andreas, IOM - Wairarapa, NZ
ELLIOT : Roxburgh, SCT - Nevis, Central Otago, NZ
FAIRHOLM/ FARM/ FERME : Glasgow Areas of SCT
GILLANDERS : Contin, Ross & Cromarty, SCT
JUBBER : London Area & Warwickshire, ENG
KEMP : Kent, ENG - Dunedin, NZ
PAULING : Kirkcudbright, SCT - Ashburton & Wairarapa, NZ
ROSSON : London & Bedfordshire, ENG - All NZ related
SCOTT : Glasgow Areas/ Roxburgh/ R&C, SCT - Dunedin, NZ

Beginners at genealogy?

Order your New Starters Kit CD here:-

Tall Trees Family History in Australia AND overseas

1 comment(s), latest 9 years, 2 months ago