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Given name Sarah????

Postby DebDavi » 11 Aug 2008, 22:20

I need some ideas. I found a family tree in my grandfathers baby book. One of the names said Crucifix, so I am assuming that is Crocifissa. And another said Sarah! I am assuming there is no such name in Sicily?? They lived in San Giuseppe Jato. Sarah was born around 1850.
I think they just called her that once they came to they US.
Any Ideas??
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Re: Given name Sarah????

Postby misbris » 11 Aug 2008, 22:43

Name could be Sara or Sarafina.

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Postby PeterTimber » 11 Aug 2008, 22:57

Sara is listed as an Italian first name and adapted from Sarah and/or Rosaria. =Peter=

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Postby DebDavi » 11 Aug 2008, 23:21

Thank you both!
I will an eye out for those names when my films come in to the FHC.
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Postby andonimi » 12 Aug 2008, 01:39

DebDavi wrote:I need some ideas. I found a family tree in my grandfathers baby book. One of the names said Crucifix, so I am assuming that is Crocifissa. And another said Sarah! I am assuming there is no such name in Sicily?? They lived in San Giuseppe Jato. Sarah was born around 1850.
I think they just called her that once they came to they US.
Any Ideas??
Thanks!

I had an Aunt Sara and her full name was Sarafina.. from Sicily too. :)

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Postby PeterTimber » 12 Aug 2008, 03:46

While any name and its derivation or alteration is possible, I referred to the www.gens.labo.net website for first Italian first names and their derivation or alteration as an accepted defintion of first names. =Peter=

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Postby christo » 15 Aug 2008, 00:10

Or it could be SERAPHINE thats the way it was spelled on my mothers birth certificate, but she was known as Sarah.
Searching for Ancestors from Poggioreale, Sicily.
Surnames: Calogero Pizzolato b1850
Giuseppa LaRocca b1861

Caccamo,Sicily Antonina Lena Rini b1885
Giuseppe Rini
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Re: Given name Sarah????

Postby JamesBianco » 15 Aug 2008, 01:31

My 2nd great grandmother was Crocefissa Passalacqua born in Carini, Provincia Palermo, Sicily. In this country she want by Sofia (or Sophia).

If her name is written as "Crucifix" I would bet the original name is in fact Crocefissa (a popular Sicilian name of the early 19th Century)

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Re: Given name Sarah????

Postby PeterTimber » 15 Aug 2008, 02:05

Male Serafino is listed in italian first name listing but not Serafina. Gens.labo.net (nomi). This does not mean that people called Serafina or Seraphina are not valid italian frist names it is just that they are not "officially italian first names". =Peter=

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Postby elba » 15 Aug 2008, 07:14

Serafina is the feminine version of the Polish SERAFIN and the Italian Serafino.

It means 'burning one' I believe....
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Postby PeterTimber » 15 Aug 2008, 12:47

Hey very good Elba I did not know that! =Peter=

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Re: Given name Sarah????

Postby uantiti » 15 Aug 2008, 16:11

Serafino and Serafina were common names in Italy, now they are a bit out of fashion. My great aunt's name was Serafina but everybody used to call her Fina.....

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Re: Given name Sarah????

Postby langelo » 17 Aug 2008, 13:40

Just to add--I had an aunt "Sarah" from Italy whose real name was "Serafina".

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Re: Given name Sarah????

Postby nazca » 18 Aug 2008, 14:16

Good Morning,

just an add from Sicily: Sara (Sarah in the Holy Bible was the wife of Abramo) is a common name in Sicily. Serafino and Serafina (in the Holy Bible are Angels) aren't so common today. I never meet a Serafino in Sicily. Crocefissa or Crocifissa (nick name Croce or Crocetta) unfortunately is a common name last century(male version is Crocefisso) but today is not so common give this name to newborn (thanks God).

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I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).


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