Re: Surname; Austin
Austin is a valid Polish surname albeit extremely rare.
Anton/Antonio/Anthony Austin and/or his family show-up in the 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 U.S. censuses.He and his family also appear in the 1915 and 1925 New York Censuses.In all of these documents, his surname is listed as Austin.
Anton Austin was born in the German partition of Poland between 1878 and 1881.It appears that he immigrated to the U.S. around 1895.
He was married to a lady named Katherine who was born around 1878 in either Poland or Connecticut.
According to the 1910 U.S. census, Katherine had lost five (5) children before 1910.In 1910, the family was living in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Anton and Katherine had four (4) children that had survived: Helen/Helene born in Connecticut or New York between 1899 and 1901,Lillian born inConnecticut or New York between 1908 or 1909, Joseph born in Connecticut or New York between 1911or 1912, Virginia born in Connecticut or New York in 1914.
According to the 1920 U.S. census, Helen Austin married a man named James Pagano.They had a daughter named Catherine born in 1919.During that census, the three single Austin children Lillian, Joseph and Virginia Austin were living with the Pagano family on Waldine Avenue in Port Chester, Westchester, NY.Neither Anton nor Katherine appear in the 1920 U.S. census although they do reappear in 1925 with the entire family living in Rye, Westchester County, NY.
By 1930, Anton is a widower living with his three (3) single children in Port Chester, Westchester County, NY.Also, as a member of Anton’s household in 1930, is his (niece?) grandchild Catherine (Pagano?) Austin.It is unclear what happened to her (Pagano) parents.