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Italian names?

Postby christo » 16 Jul 2008, 21:39

does anyone know what the italian name VINCENZA would be converted to in the American language?
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Postby misbris » 16 Jul 2008, 21:49

Vincenza is the feminine of Vincent. I don't know if there is really any American equivelent. Perhaps Vi.

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Postby christo » 16 Jul 2008, 21:54

The only conversion I could find was VINCENTIA ? But what???

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Postby fredoniapeaches » 17 Jul 2008, 14:58

Vincentia is the only conversion. unless you get bold and make up your own, i guess.

was this a grandmother's name?

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Re: Italian names?

Postby christo » 17 Jul 2008, 21:18

No , Vincenza was my Great Aunt. Have been trying to trace her but can't find what name she used..

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Postby Sirena » 18 Jul 2008, 00:19

Vincenza is shortened a lot to Enza. There really is no equivalent in English. Vincenzo, the male version, is often called Jimmy although it is formally Vincent. i don't know what the feminine version of Jimmy would be either. Sorry.

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Postby meticulousmobile » 18 Jul 2008, 03:26

I don't think there's an equivalent, but my great grandfather used to call my great grandmother Jennie, and thats how she's listed on census records.
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Postby nuccia » 18 Jul 2008, 06:50

I have heard Cenza and Enza used often ... My great grand mother was listed as Venice on the 1910 Census!
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Re: Italian names?

Postby mler » 18 Jul 2008, 13:29

I remember calling my great aunt, Aunt Vinnie.

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Re: Italian names?

Postby christo » 18 Jul 2008, 18:32

Thank you all for your input, now back to the drawing boards with a few names to search.

Christo

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Re: Italian names?

Postby Bette » 19 Jul 2008, 01:39

Here is one more...Vincenza...Vincenzina...Zina (nickname).
In Italy they call my cousin ENZA. In the USA they call her ZINA.

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Re: Italian names?

Postby 1cathy » 23 Jul 2008, 11:26

Does anyone know why someone named Vincent got called Jimmy?

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Postby BillieDeKid » 23 Jul 2008, 12:56

I don't know why Vincent would be Jimmy but my grandfather was named Domenico and family and friends called him Tommy. Maybe the did it just to sound more american.

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Postby jjulian14712 » 25 Jul 2008, 15:24

My great grandmother came from Italy with the name Vincenza, and was known as Jennie in America for the rest of her life.

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Re: Italian names?

Postby christo » 28 Jul 2008, 23:27

Bette, BillieDeKid and JJulian, I would like to thank you for responding to my query on Vincenza.

thanks again
christo


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