Americanized name?

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Americanized name?

Postby ryguy » 02 Jul 2010, 00:14

I was recently looking at the 1930 Census, and found my paternal great-grandfather, Santo, arrived in the U.S. in 1902 from Italy. His wife, Jennifer, arrived in 1906 from Italy, making her name clearly Americanized. Anyone know of the Italian form of Jennifer?

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Re: Americanized name?

Postby maestra36 » 02 Jul 2010, 00:35

Hello and welcome to this forum-
I have some ancestors in my database whose Italian first names were Giovannina and they went by the name Jenny in the U.S.

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Re: Americanized name?

Postby ryguy » 02 Jul 2010, 01:10

Thanks maestra. Also, I'm in the process of gathering the necessary documents for jus sanguinis citizenship. While I am applying through my father's mother's parents, I'm gathering info on my father's father's parents (hence the question about the name), just in case. If I do use my grandfather's parents, the consulate will obviously notice this discrepancy. How do I correct it? I understand that each consulate is different (I'll be applying in the Detroit consulate), but will a Letter of Discrepancies be sufficient, or will I actually have to appeal to have the documents in question to be corrected?

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Re: Americanized name?

Postby maestra36 » 02 Jul 2010, 01:42

There are other volunteers on this forum who can help you with questions concerning dual citizenship. I have no experience in this area and can't help you. Sorry.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 02 Jul 2010, 02:09

ryguy, might I ask what year your father was born?

If you are going through his mother, then he must have been born on or after January 1, 1948 else he could not inherit Italian citzenship from her.

Prior to that date, Italian citizenship was passed only by the male parent.
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