Michael Joseph Maranda

Michael Maranda

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Michael J. Maranda
Born 1960s.
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Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
Brother of [private sister (1970s - unknown)] and [private sister (1990s - unknown)] [half]
Father of [private daughter (2000s - unknown)] and [private son (2000s - unknown)]
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Maranda-80 created 4 Nov 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 21 Oct 2017
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Marando Study
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Italian Roots

I lead the Italian Roots project here at WikiTree. I welcome any questions and will try my best to support you as you develop profiles and records under this project. Name and Place Studies are especially welcome to be listed at Italian Roots, and I personally find Place Studies an especially good fit. It seems that once you get back to a town or commune in Italy the families interconnect in amazing ways.

Name and Place Studies

I am working on One Name Studies and One Place Studies for several of my family lines. I also enjoy tracing the descendant lines of my ancestors. I am happy to connect with anyone who shares these interests.

Marando Name Study

My surname is Maranda - but in our line it was originally Marando, and changed in the generation of my great grandfather who emigrated to the USA, settling in Rochester, NY. This Marando line traces to Ferruzzano, Reggio di Calabria.

Schneggenburger Name Study

Uschold Name Study

We believe our Uschold's came from Bavaria. They settled in Buffalo, New York, USA.

Bader Name Study

My Bader's are near Aixheim.

Granacher Name Study

My Granacher's came to Buffalo, NY from Baden.

Desmond Name Study

My Desmond's came to Buffalo, NY.

DiFelice Name Study

The surname shifted to DeFelice in Rochester, NY where my great grandfather and his parents settled. They were from Villa Santa Lucia degli Abruzzi, Italy. I am working on a place study of VSL.

O'Brien Name Study

My O'Brien line arrived in Buffalo, NY in the 1850s. Most of my knowledge on this surname pertains to our branch after arrival in the USA.

Aixheim Place Study

I've accumulated a good deal of data on both the Effinger and Schneggenburger's of Aixheim and their descendants.

Ferruzzano Place Study

My Marando line traces to Ferruzzano, Reggio di Calabria.

Villa Santa Lucia Degli Abruzzi Place Study

The town of Villa Santa Lucia deli Abruzzi in L'Aquila is the origin of my DeFelice (DiFelice) line.

Tryon Research

I've wound up establishing a Tryon Name Study as I work to break through another of my brick walls. I've amassed a considerable database of Tryon's in America as well as in England, though I have not imported all of them. I am eager to connect with anyone working on the Tryon surname and variants.


All my family lines blended in Buffalo and Rochester, NY. As such I have become fairly knowledgeable about the Irish and Germans in Buffalo, and then the Italians and to a lesser extent the Ukrainians in Rochester.

Ukrainian Research & Slavic Roots

I've not made as much progress on my Ukrainian heritage - but am eager to do so. Language and the writing system are a major barrier, but now that Summer Orman and I have kicked off the Slavic Roots project and I have eastablshed the Ukrainian Roots freespace project as a sub-project to that I hope we can assemble resources and guides that benefit anyone working and collaborating on Slavic Roots! For now, these are free-space projects, so please show your support so they may attain official standing on wikitree.
Michael Maranda has German ancestry.
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Michael Maranda has Irish heritage.
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Michael Maranda has Italian Roots.
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Family origins in Aixheim, Wurttemberg
I coordinate the Italian Roots and am helping to establish a Slavic Roots project
Tryon lineage is understood to have been from England, with earlier Dutch origin
Several lines - origins in Aixheim, Wuerttemberg; Bavaria; Baden; and Lothringen.
interest in the internationalization of the wikitree site
My Granacher came to Buffalo from Baden (as far as I can tell) - still trying to make progress on these lines.
I understand my ancestor Ansel Tryon's mother's maiden name to be Herrick. This is filed under:Brick wall!
My Irish lines came together in Buffalo, NY. O'Brien, Desmond, Horrigan.
I am happy to help others establish Italian name and place studies
My family name was originally Marando (in Ferruzzano, RC) - sometime in the first generation of immigration the name was changed to Maranda. I have a name study for this surname.
Hope to help others participate effectively in the wikitree community and to learn from other mentors along the way.
Name studies are a great way to organize and collaborate on family research!
Working in several place studies: Aixheim, Ferruzzano, Villa Santa Lucia degli Abruzzi
Family origins in Aixheim. I have a place study for Aixheim and a name study for this surname and variants.
I am helping to coordinate the Slavic Roots effort. My slavic roots are in the Ukrainian branch.
This is one of my brick walls! Tryon lineage in New York State - Binghamton and Buffalo. I am working on Tryon as a name study.
Two of my great-grandmothers are of Ukrainian heritage.

DNA Tested
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On 21 Oct 2017 at 15:58 GMT Richard Bishop wrote:

Hi Michael,

My wife was born Dolores Prosek and her ancestors came from the Prague area in the late 1800s. I would like to join the Czech Roots project. Thanks, Dic Bishop

On 21 Oct 2017 at 01:08 GMT Barbara Ray wrote:

You sent me a message about joining the Jewish Roots Project I would like to join...you offered to issue a badge. Thanks, Barbara


On 20 Oct 2017 at 23:58 GMT Vic Watt wrote:


I have put up a profile for Cyril Korman, Korman-88. He was born in Odessa in 1903, when it was part of Russia. Does he belong in the Russian Roots or Ukrainian Roots project? Vic

On 4 Oct 2017 at 18:10 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hi Michael, thanks for your message. I couldn't agree more.

Cheers, Isabelle.

On 3 Oct 2017 at 15:21 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hi Michael,

We are starting a French Roots project and I was wondering if we'd include Monaco, or if it is already part of the Italian Roots project? We've begun cleaning up and sourcing the Monaco princely line. Our projects also intersect on Corsica and the County of Nice ! Thanks!

On 1 Oct 2017 at 23:50 GMT Becky (Lawson) Gouge wrote:

hi this is becky again yes i research that christina hester's dad was abner, but i am not very good at researching , i am pretty sure its correct but it has gotten a little confusing.....

On 1 Oct 2017 at 23:46 GMT Becky (Lawson) Gouge wrote:

hi michael, this is becky gouge replying about elmer claude mccarroll . sadie barley was his first wife , she is my dads mother.

On 20 Sep 2017 at 17:16 GMT Kirk Haggerty wrote:

Hi Michael. I would also like to join the Czech Roots Project, since I have maternal great-grandparents that came from Bohemia.

Thanks Kirk Haggerty

On 1 Sep 2017 at 22:14 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Hi Michael,

Did you know there's a new Source-a-Thon 2017 (first register here) organized for 30 September -2 October 2017 ? A huge event, to keep things organized we are going to work with teams again, since you're a member of our Project, perhaps you would like to join our Team Flying Dutchmen Team to help and source and improve Unsourced Netherlands profiles ?

We sure can use some help and you can win prizes, but the best thing of course is we are going to work on this together get as many as possible Unsourced profiles Sourced and improved and have a lot a fun ! :)


The Dutch Source-a-Thon Team

On 15 Jul 2017 at 02:12 GMT James McMullen Jr wrote:

Hello Michael,

Thanks for the email about the Jewish Roots project. Yes I would like to join in and participate, and learn! I look forward to it. James McMullen

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