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Bonicha -surname/Ragusa - town

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Bonicha -surname/Ragusa - town

Posted: 20 Oct 2013 10:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Oct 2013 10:59PM GMT
Surnames: Bonacic/Bonatich/Bunatach/Bunetiech/Bonitcher/Bonnitcha
Hi, my ancestor, whose name was Nicholas Bonnitcha(Bonacic/Bonatich/Bunatach/Bunetiech/Bonitcher + others - because he could not speak or write english the name was mixed up a lot), stated in his Australian Naturalisation papers that he was born in Ragusa, Austria and his parents were Marcello and Catherine. Nicholas was born 25th December 1834, arrived in Tasmania, Australia via England in 1856. We heard bits and pieces handed down by word of mouth that he ran away from Turkish conscription and that he lived in the hills of Austria just over the border from Italy, he was a mariner and put his home port as Trieste. Any information on the name or the town of Ragusa(which we can not find on any maps, would be gratefully appreciated. We have been in search of his background for over 30 years.
Thank You
Andrew Bonnitcha
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Andrew Bonnit... 21 Oct 2013 4:55AM GMT 
taltos017 21 Oct 2013 1:15PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 21 Oct 2013 2:19PM GMT 
Andrew Bonnit... 21 Oct 2013 10:29PM GMT 
taltos017 22 Oct 2013 2:31PM GMT 
Andrew Bonnit... 22 Oct 2013 10:49PM GMT 
Robert Jerin 25 Oct 2013 10:57PM GMT 
Robert Jerin 25 Oct 2013 11:09PM GMT 
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