Posted by Justin Monjure on 24 JUN 2007 15:56:34
I am 100% definitely related to you. It seems my great-great-grandfather was your great-great-grandmother's brother.
My father's name is Robert Monjure. His father was Joseph Monjure. His father was Angelo Monjure. He was the one who changed the name in New Orleans. His father was Antonino from Ustica. Antonino and Maria was 2 of 9 childers of Agostino and Margherita. In my research, I've been able to track my direct Maggiore lineage back to a Francesco Maggiore born in 1630 in Lipari.
If you are interested in how my name got changed, it was in the late 1800s in New Orleans, which was inhabited mainly by the French. My family opened a shop there and the Frenchman making their sign couldn't understand how to spell the name Maggiore, so he spelled it Monjure and my family adopted it.
I'd love to hear more about your family if interested.