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]
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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 ancestry.
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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 Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Michael by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Michael:

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On 23 May 2017 at 13:21 GMT Kathy Jo (Blake) Bryant wrote:

Michael, we have recently acquired the

family Bible of David Nye, Jr, and Pamelia Perrin. In it, ir also gives his second marriage to Elizabeth Flagg, and their children's names, ect. What a find! My husband's line is through the first wife, and their daughter.

On 19 May 2017 at 14:03 GMT Laurie (Smith) Keller wrote:

Isaac Tryon family goldmine at http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/medren/pageturn.html?id=MEDREN_4919578&doubleside=0&rotation=0&size=1&currentpage=1; photographs of pages of Isaac Tryon's Account Book, University of Pennsylvania collection. Will email a transcript I have made.

On 18 May 2017 at 13:58 GMT Laurie (Smith) Keller wrote:

Hi, Michael.

Ansel Chapman versus Anson Chapman -- Ruth Tryon married ANSON Chapman, and I have found in pursuing various Ansel Chapman records that they are not the same person. I can find very little about Anson Chapman, husband of Ruth Tryon, other than the marriage record, their daughter's baptism record, and some early census records in which (of course) his family members' names are not recorded. There are, in fact, two contemporaries named Ansel Chapman, one from Connecticut and one from Massachusetts. Really difficult to straighten them out!

On 14 May 2017 at 20:59 GMT Greg Lavoie wrote:

Hi Michael,

I have posted a number of links on my profile relating to Ukrainian research. Please check them when you have a chance and see whether they might be helpful to add to the Ukrainian Roots project.

On 12 May 2017 at 23:41 GMT Michael Tryon wrote:

I've added my Y-DNA results to the Tryon surname genetics site at https://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/tryon/pats. It is like the others there and may help solidify that line's relationships.

On 4 May 2017 at 02:38 GMT Greg Lavoie wrote:

Hi Michael,

I would like to join the Slavic roots project-please add me when you have a chance.

On 29 Apr 2017 at 17:53 GMT Marilyn Despres wrote:

Maternal grandparents: Giuseppe Cutuli 1884-1961

and Maria Grasso Cutuli 1884-1962 They came from Catania, Sicily my grandfather's mother: Santa Sarbello My grandmother's mother: Rosario Leotta that is all I have: I'm stuck...Hope to make progress through site. Would like to request a badge.

On 23 Apr 2017 at 21:21 GMT Laurie (Smith) Keller wrote:

Frank Tryon combmaker -- I hope I'm not getting too mixed up with all the Tryons. I'm quite positive I did see a record (NOT the 1850 census) in which he is listed as combmaker! Likewise, I saw -- but stupidly didn't record -- records showing several members of this family in New York and elsewhere (Pennsylvania, Washington DC), places they seem to have gone to to expand their combmaking business. Of course, now I can't find them again! I'm sure I will at some point.

On 14 Apr 2017 at 16:21 GMT Paula J wrote:

Thank you for answering a Civil War question on g2g!!

On 2 Apr 2017 at 14:35 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Please add Pre-1500 as one of your followed tags above so that you can help with Pre-1500 tasks from G2G. Thanks for all you do.

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