I hope your Holy Week is going well if you celebrate it! Either way, just the other day, I was looking at my great-grandpa, Vincenzo Trizzino's, New York passenger record from 1911 on board the Luisiana where he appears to have traveled with his older brother, Nicola, and now a cousin, Roca Clemente. I knew that he was with his brother but I never realized that Roca was their cousin until I looked closer at page 2 and discovered that all 3 of them (Vincenzo, Nicola , and Roca) were all going to the same house: 12 Syracuse St, Rochester, New York to see their uncle Pietro Pilliterri.
Deciding to see which side of the family, Pietro was from I found him in two United States Census Records:
1910 with his wife, children, and inlaws at 12 Syracuse St, Rochester: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RJP-QYZ?mode=g&i=18&wc=QZZ7-ZQT%3A133641301%2C137529401%2C142683301%2C1589090026%3Fcc%3D1727033&cc=1727033
1920 again with his wife, children, and inlaws:
The questions then were twofold: how could Pietro be their uncle when he was just a few years older than them? Well, a few years older than Nicola and Roca, anyway. Also, how could he be their uncle when neither he nor his wife shared the last names of Trizzino, Pecoraro, or Clemente from birth. I started to look into the possibility of Pietro or Carmella being the aunt and uncle of Nicola and Vincenzo's parents but then I realized that that would make Vincenzo and Pietro cousins not nephew and uncle.
Did they ever use the word uncle and cousin interchangeably in passenger lists? Does anyone have any idea of what to try next?