Hello everyone! My name is Lizzie Maffia and I have been trying to research our family history, the furthest back i have managed to go is guiseppe (joseph) who was born in Italy (Lombardy we think) in 1843/4 he married Emma Griffiths in 1874 in s't Georges in the east in London, they had 3 children then moved to manchester and had a further 10!, their names are as follows:- Stephen Guiseppe (known as Joseph in Manchester)1875 Vitta Minoti (Charles Victor)my husbands ggrandfather1876 Emma Ittea (Margaret)1877 Ernest 1878 William Daniel 1880-1880 Elizabeth Jessie 1881 Christina 1882-1883 Alfred Ino 1883-1884 Alberti 1885 James Atilo 1890 Walter 1891 Thomas 1892 Lilie 1893-1893 Reece henry 1894
Guiseppe worked as a confectioner in east London, as a glass silverer and as a cabinet makers fitter of overmantles, on his wedding certificate it says his father was also a joseph and worked as a labourer. I have a feeling we may be related to some of the other Maffias around at the time, perhaps Dominic, Peter or Angelos families, but I can't work out how. There is a story in our family that two brothers came over, one went north and one went south, does this ring a bell with anybody? I have been trying to piece together the information I have but I am very confused!!
I would love to hear from anyone, Warm regards, Lizzie maffia, Manchester, england. x