Guercio: One who
is crosseyed or walleyed ( like me!)
" This family
originated in Genova and held noble status in Messina from the 12th
to the 15th century. It held the grants of Rappisi of Gualtiere and
Baruni:one of them Alexander was the Judge of Messina in the year
1256. Listed among the families which are found written in the
official definitive Register Of Noble and Titled families of Sicily."
Francesco P. Guercio immigrated to the USA via Ellis Island ca. 1892
with his wife Clementina ( Maggio ) Guercio and son Joachim Bernard (
Gioacchino Bernardino). He may have arrived on the steamship Massilia
on April 16,1893 with his famiy & an older brother Salvatore. (
If his wife & son are on the passenger list also this is him!)
His family settled in Baltimore where he was a shoemaker on Hanover
St. He & Clementina were seperated in 1920. He returned to Sicily
in 1935 and died there in 1947 at 92.
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