Naturalization-name and date issue

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Naturalization-name and date issue

Postby hollyolly7 » 31 Aug 2010, 16:21

Hi everyone,

I got my ggf's naturalization record a couple of weeks ago and wanted to know 2 things:

1) My GGF was born Giovanni but on the certificate it's John. I'm currently translating it and there's a part that says "...that the said petition is signed with his full true name;" Does this mean that it was legally changed?
I remember someone saying that on the naturalization record if they went by another name there was a space to write it in. Here I don't see it.

If he legally changed his name who can I contact to get this information? It would be for either Brooklyn or Manhattan.

2) My grandmother, listed as the last of his 6 kids has her birthday 1 day off. Could this a problem?

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Re: Naturalization-name and date issue

Postby johnnyonthespot » 31 Aug 2010, 16:33

Birthdays often seem to be off by a day or two. Whether or not it is a problem depends on what side of the bed the consulate citizenship officer got up from that morning and whether or not he/she had a good breakfast. :)

If the naturalization was after 1911 (1912?), there should have been a Certificate of Arrival. Either way, you should find on the petition and also on the decalartion of intent words to the effect of, "I emigrated to the United States from ______. My lawful entry for permanent residence was at ______ under the name of ____________..."

If the "under the name of" part says Giovanni and the rest of the document says John, then that is as perfect as you can hope for. Nevertheless, I don't think there was any other form of legal name change that took place and, unless tje consulate official had a huge fight with his/her spouse that morning, it probably won't be a problem.
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Re: Naturalization-name and date issue

Postby mler » 31 Aug 2010, 17:38

johnnyonthespot wrote:Birthdays often seem to be off by a day or two. Whether or not it is a problem depends on what side of the bed the consulate citizenship officer got up from that morning and whether or not he/she had a good breakfast.

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Re: Naturalization-name and date issue

Postby PeterTimber » 31 Aug 2010, 22:17

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