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Galletta in Scotland

Galletta in Scotland

Posted: 11 Dec 2011 7:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galletta
Hi in researching I found a number of Gallettas living in Scotland listed as hairdressers (although the spelling appears to vary greatly)starting with John Edmund Galletta who appears to have been Italian by birth born around 1821 he married Catherine Kirkwood, a Fredrich and Edmund his sons followed him into the profession does anyone know more about John (maybe Giovanni??)
Thanks

Re: Galletta in Scotland

Posted: 10 Jan 2012 2:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
John Edmund Galletta is my great great great grandfather, he arrived in the uk circa 1851...I have some information about him and his descendents but I have not looked at it for a few years so will need to find it as I have moved house a couple of times, will do this when I get some time. Hairdressing was definitely a family profession, indeed my father has his grandfathers strop from when his grandfather used to work as a hairdresser. My dad's grandfather was Michael Galletta and John Edmund was his grandson. Would love to share records sometime as I am really interested in finding out where John Edmund came from, I visit Italy a lot and would love to see where he was from sometime. I am going to revisit my notes and try and discover where John Edmund originated from.

Re: Galletta in Scotland

Posted: 10 Jan 2012 8:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
How exciting - I would love to hear more about your part of the family - I have put a few details about the line I am from below, The Galletta family looks very interesting I wonder what made them come to Scotland?

I know very little about the family as these are my mothers natural family, as she was adopted at the age of one, we found the natural family a few years ago and recently I began tracing back who was who - John Edmund Galletta is also my 3rd great grandfather, his daughter was Catherine Janet Richie Galletta who married Charles Fenwick Rollo their daughter Elizabeth Fenwick Rollo married George Andrew Duncan, their daughter Catherine Galletta Duncan was my natural grandmother who had twins Alison and Greg. Alison my mother was adopted and Greg stayed with his family
(Mum was renamed Wendy and grew up in Newtyle near Dundee). BBecause they were not my direct family I have very little ddetail having done most of my research via Scotlands People and I have a tree on Ancestry.

Re: Galletta in Scotland

Posted: 10 Jan 2012 9:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes this is exciting, I haven't really looked at this for a few years and will really need to dig out my files. I have updated my family tree today and it is a tad clearer. There are lot's of Galletta's decending from John Edmund and Catherine Kirkwood. As there is also a tradition of using family names it can get a bit confusing. There were family members in Angus, Fife, Edinburgh and Glasgow. I remember meeting some when I was little but not since. I am from Edinburgh originally. John Edmund arrived in UK circa 1848 from Italy (possibly via France) his father was named Edmund and I am trying to find Italian records for them both. He married Catherine in 1849 and had up to 8 children. My family descends from Catherine's brother Frederick. Some records show the surname as Gallettia which can be confusing. I will work on updating my family tree and you can track my progress if you wish, it is named Worth family tree. Let's keep in contact and see where we get to. Brenda

Re: Galletta in Scotland

Posted: 10 Jan 2012 9:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Should have been clear that when talking about descending from Catherine's brother Frederick I was referring to Catherine Janet Richie Galletta not her mother. Brenda

Re: Galletta in Scotland

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 7:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galletta
Hi I just saw these posts and wondered if you have got anymore information about John Edmund Galletta. I have been trying to trace my family tree on and off for for over a year but cant get any information on John Edmund Galletta in regards to where he was born or when he came to Scotland. I found on one certificate that his father was called Edmund but his mother was listed as unknown.He was my great great great grandfather. He had a son Federick who married Ann Skelly and had a daughter Elizabeth or Eliza who was my great grandmother.Ann Skelly died quite young and some of the children ended up in an orphanage. Eliza had a daughter Annie who was my grandmother. My mother remembers meeting Eliza and also visiting relatives in Leith when she was small.Any help or information would be greatly appreciated thanks

Re: Galletta in Scotland

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 2:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galletta
Hi

my mother, Ina Galletta, was born in Leith in 1911. Her father was Michael Galletta and his wife was Mary. Her maiden name was McManus and her family came from Dundee. My mother's siblings were Michael, Daniel, Mary, Margaret, Hilda, Thomasina (Molly) and Nana. They lived in Livingston Place in Leith. Michael and his brother Freddie, had a barber's shop. I only remember meeting my grandfather a couple of times. I just called an older cousin about him, she told me that when she asked him where he came from, the answer was always the same "somewhere in Northern Italy". She never knew anything about his family. I remember that some of my aunts looked Italian with their short dark curly hair. Michael Galletta and my mother were redheads. Would love to hear from you.

Re: Galletta in Scotland

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 2:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galletta
Hi

I just posted a message about my mother's family, the Gallettas. My mother was Ina Galletta. One of her sister's Mary, married Percy Worth. Their children are Stuart, Daniel, Ann, Maureen and John. I know Maureen died many years ago. Haven't seen the others since I was a teenager. Freddie Galletta was my grandfather's brother, who had a barber's shop in Leith. I assume this is the same Worth family tree you are trying to trace. Only know that Michael Galletta's father came from Northern Italy.

Re: Galletta in Scotland

Posted: 5 Feb 2013 8:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
How exciting... Your Grandfather, Michael is my 1st cousin 3x removed (according to ancestry) My tree is listed as Duncan under my user name - my mother was born Alison Duncan. This is my mothers family, but we knew little about them as she was adopted at the age of two. I began to be interested in the Galletta portion as the name (in various spellings) appeared in the tree so I began looking back. So far my research has been based on Ancestry and Scotlands people so it is great to hear from someone who knows better. I am going to read and look at what you've said and then hopefully we can be in touch again
I see you have put a second post on too... thank you so much for being in touch Fiona
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