Sorry about posting my original message again - I did that by
accident! I can understand it once but I don't know how it got there
3 times - sorry!! I was actually trying to thank everyone who replied
to my original plea and update information, but pressed a wrong button
(but not 3 times I'm sure)!
So - thank you to everyone who replied to my original message - I am
still following up ideas suggested there.
There were some inaccuracies in my original posting that I would like
to correct and see if they throw up any new information.
In fact it was NICHOLAS GEORGE CECLICH (born 1836/7), a mariner, who
sailed from Trieste to Liverpool, England in the 1850s (not as
previously stated). Nicholas and Zannetta, who were recorded in the
1901 England Census, must have been his sons. In census returns
Nicholas George Ceclich gave his fathers name as ANTONIO CECLICH, a
shopkeeper and his birth country as Austria.
NICHOLAS GEORGE CECLICH married in a newly-opened Greek Orthodox
church in Liverpool in 1865 and named his sons NICHOLAS and ZANETTO
CONSTANTICHI. I previously said that his name was Zannetta as this
was how it was recorded in the 1901 English census.
In 1912 a young 18-year old man immigrated to Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
and subsequently became a naturalised American. When completing the
1920 US census he stated that his parents' native tongue was
Croatian, his name was GEORGE CECLICH. It is rare to find anyone
with the exact same spelling. The conclusions that have been drawn
from this are that the Ceclichs were originally from Croatia, then
part of the Austrian Empire, and that the name is spelt consistently
with that used when they lived in their native land, as immigrants to
both the UK and US have the exact same spelling.
Can anyone throw any light on the combination of forenames -
NICHOLAS, GEORGE, ZANETTO, ANTONIO and the exact spelling of CECLICH
along with the Austrian/Croatian/maybe Greek or Italian clues?
Also, does anyone know of any census or church records that we could
search to find out who the original Ceclichs were?
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> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "lorrainew01"
> <lorraine.williams@n...> wrote:
> > Nicholas and Zannetta (male) CECLICH sailed from Trieste to
> > towards the end of the 1800s. Despite putting the name into
> > searches we cannot find the ethnic origin of the name and
> > whether this site may be able to offer suggestions as to whether
> > spelling may have altered or which country is the most likely to
> > search further in.
> > Thank you
> > Lorraine