My grandpa's immigration record lists his birthplace as "Stofano, Poland", but I can't find a town by this name online. He was born in 1911 and the record is from 1950. The records are typewritten. Can anyone tell me where Stofano is, whether it's misspelt or just obscure?
I'm afraid ou'll need more details than that to get a useful guess.
I'm a native Polish speaker, and "Stefanów" could sound like "Stofano" to an English speaker. However, "Stefanów" ("Stefan's place", Stefan being Stephen in English) is a very common village name. There's 33 existing places by that name currently, and likely even more places that no longer exist.
You should be able to get 20th century records from the Civil Office in Poland.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stawno,_Drawsko_County is another possibility, but thrre are more. My grandfathers father was from near there and called the village Stofano to my American boyhood ears but, he showed us on the map Stowano.. saying w is v sound..lol..