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Lorfano's in Cumberland Maine

Lorfano's in Cumberland Maine

Posted: 27 Sep 2012 11:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: lorfano, delorfano, deluna, diluna, lorfane, lorfani,
I'm trying to find my grandfathers, grandparents. Pauline Deluna (Spanish?) married Joseph J. Lorfano (DeLorfano?)

I know they immigrated to the USA around 1800 and had a farm stand in Little Italy in Portland. The family still lives in Scarborough but I can't find them previous to there immigration, if I could find an immigration record or if they were married previous to there immigration.

Also I believe they were from Avelino Italy but I'm not sure and I don't know what immigration center they went through. I'm inclined to think they came through Boston, but I don't know if boston even handled immigrations and the documents are so few that i'm thinking they might be illegals.
I know a little bit more but Lorfano isn't a super common name in Maine so i'm hoping this is enough for now. Also i know that Joseph had cousins that arrived about the same time as he did with Paulina, and they voted to keep there name "Delorfano."

Re: Lorfano's in Cumberland Maine

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 8:36AM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: LORFANO
1920
Name: Joseph Lorfano
[Joseph Larfano]
[Joseph Larfans]
Age: 42
Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1920: Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1899
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Pauline Lorfano
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
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Name: Pauline Lorfano
[Pauline Larfano]
[Pauline Larfans]
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1920: Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1891
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Joseph Lorfano
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
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Mary A Lorfano 12
Ralph P Lorfano 10
Ellen M Lorfano 8
Evalina C Lorfano 6
Fred A Lorfano 1
ALL SHOWN AS BORN MAINE

1930
Joseph Lorfano 51 WIDOW
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Ralph P Lorfano 20
Evelina C Lorfano 17
Fred A Lorfano 12
Joseph Lorfano 2
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HOUSEKEEPER & 2 LODGERS
Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine



1940
Name: Joseph Lorfane
Age: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Italy
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine
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Street: Sporwink Rd
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine
Residence in 1935: Same House
Citizenship: Having first papers
Sheet Number: 16A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 361
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Fred A Lorfane 21
Joseph J Lorfane 12
Joseph J Romano 38
Mary L Romano 32



Name: Joseph Lorfano
Death Date: 2 Jul 1965
Age: 87
Town: Portland
Certificate: 6505586

Re: Lorfano's in Cumberland Maine

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 11:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
haha thank you so much! :) I already knew some of that but it helps a bit :) I'm mostly trying to find them previous to their immigration but this helps :) XD Thank you :)

Re: Lorfano's in Cumberland Maine

Posted: 29 Sep 2012 6:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
hopefully, some of the dates there will help rellies connect..

Re: Lorfano's in Cumberland Maine

Posted: 29 Sep 2012 11:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
yeah. Well what im afraid of mostly is that years ago my mom remembered hearing our surname on a news report detailing the earthquakes in italy, specifically in Avelino so im afraid i might not have any relatives still there.

minimun damage theres probably a lot of records missing :(

Re: Lorfano's in Cumberland Maine

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 2:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Joseph Lorfano Sr. was my Grandfather. Born in Naples, Italy. Married Pauline DiLuna, born in Avelino, Italy. They were married in USA. They had 6 children. Ralph, Mary, Elenor, Evelina, Fred and Joseph Jr. Their farm was in Scarboro on Spurwink Rd. My Grandfather had a half brother that lived in the Boston area. His name was John Leonetti. I'm not sure of that spelling. I don't know of any cousins of my grandfather. The only serviving offspring is Joseph Jr. Pauline DiLuna Lorfano died in 1928. Joseph Lorfano Sr. died in 1965. Hop this helps. I'm Freds daughter.

Re: Lorfano's in Cumberland Maine

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 3:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: lorfano, deluna, diluna,
HA! THIS IS JUST WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THANK YOU! XD -Have you gone by a similar email in the past? It sounds familiar and i think i found you before in my searching but i didn't know who you were XD

this is awesome thank you so much! XD

Re: Lorfano's in Cumberland Maine

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 5:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Leonetti Leonette lorfano delorfano
thank you again that helped quite a bit :), do you know if it was joseph sr's mother or father that he shared with John Leonetti? i think i found Leonetti in essex mass. its tricky for me though because im only using the free service so far. also my grandfather ralph remembers some cousins that lived in that area that still went by delorfano or dell 'orfano or something like that. i don't know if that would help you out at all.
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