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Grandi in Italy

Gianluca Grandi (View posts)
Posted: 1 May 2003 10:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
My name is Gianluca Grandi and I'm living in Rome Italy. My family is orginally from Northen Italy exaclty a little town near Mantova called Bondeno di Gonzaga. Mostly "Grandi" last name can be located in "Emilia Romagna", "Veneto" and "Lombardia" regions. I know that some Grandi emigrated to the States and South America but no more.

Ciao from Rome
Gianluca

Re: Grandi in Italy

Paul Grandy (View posts)
Posted: 24 Nov 2004 4:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
From what I know my relatives came from somewhere around Milan. I'd have to look through some old info that my father gave me before he passed on years ago. I know there name was Grandi and they changed it to Grandy when they got here. I always tell the story because they didn't want a name that indicated a 'mob' connection. But that is just my joke. There are people who believe that everyone who came from Italy or Sicily was in the mob. I know Dino Grandi, who worked for Mussolini is somehow related to me. I've got a lot of info with names going way back on the Grandi side if you want. Paul Grandy

Re: Grandi in Italy

Posted: 6 Apr 2005 8:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
If I have pressed the right button then this should go to Paul Grandy. I am a descendant of a man called Luigi Grandi who left Italy (we think) towards the end of the 18th Century; we think possibly as a refugee from the Napoleonic invasion of Northern Italy and settled in London (Clerkenwell) where he and his wife (Julia) set up a business making plaster for statues. Luigi died in 1825, but Julia carried on until 1850 and ran the business herself up to 1835. One of their sons (Alexander) eventually married a lady called Mary Ann Leopold - long after most of the children were born and we are fairly certain they & theirs emigrated to Pennsylvania during the 1860's. Settling in/around somewhere called West Marietta. At least one daughter was born in the USA and her surname is down as Grandy - while there is at least one son called Charles Alexander who stuck with Grande (the London UK spelling) and shows up in a USA census for Philadelphia. There were other brothers and they might well have opted for Grandy.

Re: Grandi in Italy

Posted: 6 Apr 2005 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a descendant of a man called Luigi Grandi who (we think) emigrated from somewhere in Northern Italy with his wife (Julia) and some if not all of their children to settle in the Bloomsbury/Clerkenwell area of London. Luigi had a business manufacturing plaster. I imagine he might have left Italy as a war refugee during the Napoleonic invasions of Northern Italy. He died in 1825 but his widow carried on with the business until 1835, Julia died in 1850. Both remained devout Catholics (not easy things to be in Britain in those days). Julia died in the faith.They did anglicise their surname though to Grande, though Luigi reverted to the Italian spelling on his deathbed. So they didn't all head to the USA.

Re: Grandi in Italy

Posted: 27 Sep 2005 2:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: grandi
Hi Paul, can you contact me? I am looking for Grandi's descendants in the US and I think you have worked on all this stuff for so long time.
my email is fabbrica11@yahoo.it

Thank you

matt

Re: Grandi in Italy

Paul Grandy (View posts)
Posted: 27 Sep 2005 4:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Not sure what you want. I don't actually work on this stuff. My dad gave me a bunch of hard copy stuff before he passed on years ago. Let me know.

Re: Grandi in Italy

Paul Grandy (View posts)
Posted: 3 Oct 2005 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here's what I have. These are the only matches I have on any of the names(Maria) on the previous posts. Grandi must be a pretty common name in Italy.

Name: GRANDI, Giuseppe
Born: 3 Sep 1808 in Milan, Italy
Married: Angela Maria Teresa BIANCHI on 23 Jan 1833(she was born on 7 Aug 1807 at San Piatro Sala, Milan, Italy)
They had 6 children: Here's the matching Maria's.
Maria Maddalena (DOB 15 Aug 1834 in Milan Italy)
Angela Maria(DOB 19 May 1839)

Giuseppe remarried on 10 Feb 1950 to a Marcella OERLI. Doesn't say what happened to his first wife.
They had 8 children. Here's the matching Maria's.
Maria Luigia(DOB May 1952 in San Siro, Milano, Italy)
Rachele Maria(DOB 10 Sep 1857 in San Siro, Milano, Italy)

Re: Grandi in Italy

Posted: 6 Oct 2005 12:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ciao, I work for a tv channell in Italy, RAI3. The program I work for deals with missing people. I have been looking for ANTONIO GRANDI, who is the grandfather of one of our viewer's father. He went to the US in 1906, he was from Naples, and he settled in New York.
Antonio Grandi's parents should be GRANDI BONAVENTURA and BRANDI ENZA. What I would like to know is: have you got some information about these people or one of their probable descendants? If you have something, please contact me.

Thank you in advance

matteo

Re: Grandi in Italy

Paul Grandy (View posts)
Posted: 6 Oct 2005 12:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: grandi, grandy
I don't see anything that matches those names in any of the info I have. Only this "pasted below" matches anything in previous messages.

Here's what I have. These are the only matches I have on any of the names(Maria) on the previous posts. Grandi must be a pretty common name in Italy.

Name: GRANDI, Giuseppe
Born: 3 Sep 1808 in Milan, Italy
Married: Angela Maria Teresa BIANCHI on 23 Jan 1833(she was born on 7 Aug 1807 at San Piatro Sala, Milan, Italy)
They had 6 children: Here's the matching Maria's.
Maria Maddalena (DOB 15 Aug 1834 in Milan Italy)
Angela Maria(DOB 19 May 1839)

Giuseppe remarried on 10 Feb 1950 to a Marcella OERLI. Doesn't say what happened to his first wife.
They had 8 children. Here's the matching Maria's.
Maria Luigia(DOB May 1952 in San Siro, Milano, Italy)
Rachele Maria(DOB 10 Sep 1857 in San Siro, Milano, Italy)

Re: Grandi in Italy

Posted: 24 Oct 2008 11:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Grandi
My great grandfather was Gino Grandi from Bologna. He came to San Francisco when he was a teenager/young man. He married an irish woman and had two daughters- Edna and Bernice (still living).
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