Italian Surnames

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Italian Surnames

Postby DeniseNYC » 12 Aug 2008, 07:25

Hi,
I have seen mention of good Italian surname sites, but I cannot find the links. Can you please post them here?
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Postby PeterTimber » 12 Aug 2008, 14:48

Denise if you are looking for something definitive about Italian surnames then youcan purchase a dictionary of Italian surnames by De Felice..Title is DIZIONARIO DEI COGNOMI ITALIANI. If you just look for secondary sources (some are good but there interpretation of surnames can be skewed or when in doubt do what comes to mind types as well)=Peter=

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Postby JohnArmellino » 12 Aug 2008, 17:07

You might want to try italia.indettaglio.it for information about the distribution of surnames throughout Italy. This site also offers quite a bit of information about the regions, provinces, and towns of Italy.
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Postby PeterTimber » 12 Aug 2008, 18:18

Forgot to mention to you Denise I have a dictionary of italian surnames so if youi need anything about surnames let me know.....Hi John!! =Peter=

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Re: Italian Surnames

Postby DeniseNYC » 13 Aug 2008, 06:56

Very cool. I am trying to find the correct spelling of my great-grandmother's surname. Is this possible?

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Postby PeterTimber » 13 Aug 2008, 12:24

We can look!! =peter=

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Re: Italian Surnames

Postby DeniseNYC » 17 Aug 2008, 03:42

Hi again! Sorry for taking a while to respond I have been out of town:)

Her name is spelled Varigato, Virgato and Vergato on various records.

She is from the province of Salerno in Campania. I believe she was born in Eboli or Battipaglia.

Do you require additional info?

THANK YOU.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 17 Aug 2008, 07:25

DeniseNYC wrote:Hi again! Sorry for taking a while to respond I have been out of town:)

Her name is spelled Varigato, Virgato and Vergato on various records.

She is from the province of Salerno in Campania. I believe she was born in Eboli or Battipaglia.

Do you require additional info?

THANK YOU.


Possibly meaningful is the fact that there are many Vergato listings in the Italian telephone directory for the province of Salerno; neither of the other spellings are present...

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Postby suanj » 17 Aug 2008, 10:43

Visit my website:
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Postby PeterTimber » 17 Aug 2008, 11:04

...or you can try the spelling at www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi for the name distribution in Campania region. =Peter=

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Re: Italian Surnames

Postby DeniseNYC » 05 Aug 2009, 22:22

Dear Johnny on the spot and all:

Thank you so very kindly for your responses! I had put my search on hold for the last year (while I was in school) and am back on the job again!

Very helpful to see that so many people have posted. I have faxed a request to Eboli for my great-grandmother's birth certificate with all three potential spellings of her last name.

Very interesting that there are only Vergato's in the phone book in Salerno.

Well, hopefully, I will receive something back from the comune and I will know for sure.

My very best,
Denise


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