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The Caragata & Adamache Families
Posted by: Count Caragata (ID *****5852) Date: August 28, 2003 at 15:52:02
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Warm Greetings to the land & people of my ancestors! I would very much like to make contact with Caragata & Adamache relatives in Romania. Since I hear that Caragata & Adamache are rare surnames, it is possible that most Caragatas & Adamaches are related. My name is Count Caragata & I live in Toronto, Canada, but my Grandfather, Marin Stefan Caragata (1881-1960), left Romania & came to Canada in 1911 & settled on a farm in Saskatchewan in western Canada. He came from Castelu near Medjidia in Dobruja; however, he was born near Rimnicu-Sarat. His father's name was Tudor Caragata (1855-1897), & his mother's name was Christina Oprica. I have heard that Tudor Caragata had no brothers, but that his father did. Tudor's father was Stefan Caragata (born circa 1820; died 18??). In 1903, my grandfather, Marin S. Caragata, married Dumitra Adamache (1885-1965), & they had 12 children, most of whom were born in Canada. Dumitra was the daughter of Iamandei Adamache of Ciorasti & Ducuzulu, by his wife, Ana Mircea. Iamandei was the son of Harnit Adamache, & his wife Ana, was the daughter of Dumitru Mircea, by his wife, Maria Stefan. Iamandei & Ana Adamache & most of their 12 children came to Canada in 1907 along with hundreds of other Tomanian families. For many years, the Caragata & Adamache Families in Canada & the United States have wondered about our past & our relatives back in Romania. My grandfather had one younger brother, Chirita "George" Caragata (1893-1969), who also came to Canada. Their sisters, Vasilka, Stefana, Dumitra & Marita, remained in Castelu. My father, Ted [English for Tudor] Caragata (1914-1985), used to tell me that he heard that our original ancestor was a Roman soldier who was stationed in Dacia, now Romania. We also heard another story - namely that our original surname was Oncia, but since one of our ancestors talked too much & too loudly, he was given the nickname of Caragata, meaning a noisy blackbird! I'm sorry that I do not speak or write Romanian. However, I can make plicinta & my mother makes sarmole. We always called our grandparents bunicu & bunica, & I am very proud I am of half Romanian ancestry. Multumesc for any help you might be able to give me! Noroc! countcaragata

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