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: 13 Jan 2018
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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 establshed 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 ancestors.
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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 13 Jan 2018 at 17:20 GMT Jake Johnson wrote:

Thanks for askimg me about england. There are relatives i have, including my great great grandmother, Lola Belle Witt's 1st spouse Colears, ancestor, my relative Linda Adams spouse, Kenneth's ancestor, and the fact hes a distant relative of Queen Elizabeth II. It shows pretty clearly that since its fact everyone is a descendant of Charlemagne, all Caucasians usually have Charlemagne as an ancestor who live in England, in fact I also have Scottish ancestry. So its free you can help me in my research, and especially with a brick wall i hit on my dads side.

Here are some people im hoping to research Juanita C. REYNOLDS William R. Russell Betty Odessa H. Tyler Joseph Gideon Johnson. The people listed are my dads grandparents You could help me break the brick wall So, lets get studying, lets go

On 9 Jan 2018 at 14:17 GMT Becky (Lawson) Gouge wrote:

hi sorry it took so long to get back to you about elmer mccarroll. Yes, Blanche was his second wife.

On 9 Dec 2017 at 01:18 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Michael,

I was wondering if perhaps you would be interested to work on the Portal World-The Netherlands with Melissa and Bill and hopefully more members ? I was thinking maybe we can make it a sub Project of the Dutch Roots Project, where you all can add or work on more specific things related to the Netherlands you would like to see added there or work on.

If you are interested just add your name to the list and let me know, or you can of course contact Melissa or Bill directly.

Greets from the Netherlands,

Bea :)

On 8 Dec 2017 at 16:13 GMT Gordon Kennedy wrote:

Hi Michael,

You ask about Della Tryon from my posting. I have not followed Della but only Laura Tryon who is in my direct line. Apparently Della was added as a sibling of Laura and I have not checked her information. Gordon Kennedy

On 3 Dec 2017 at 05:39 GMT Mary (Samuels) Blundell wrote:

Thank you for the welcome Michael.

At present In interested in Samuel in Posen, Prussia before abt 1840 also Samuel/s in England after 1840 and Cohen as far back as possible in England

M. Blundell (Samuels-)

On 26 Nov 2017 at 12:08 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Michael,

I’m Susie the new leader of the England Project. We are contacting all existing members of the project to find out how you are currently involved, and how you would like to be involved moving forward. Please have a look at the England Project page for more information, and then contact either myself or Gillian to let us know what you’d like to do, or if you have any questions. We can then list your interests, help you join the team in the Google group forum for England, and give you any help you might need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you no longer want to be a part of the England Project at this time.

Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you,

Susie :-)

On 23 Nov 2017 at 11:41 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Michael,

There's an important Dutch Roots Project G2G, please check it out, we would love to see and hear from you there !


The Dutch Roots Project Team :)

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

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