Birth Certificate - Croce?

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Birth Certificate - Croce?

Postby danezeeox » 25 Aug 2008, 23:47

I was not sure the correct forum to post this question, so if this is wrong, I apologize.

I have obtained a birth certificate for my great-grandfather. He actually has two that he requested while here in America. (I am not sure why he requested two - he obviously didn't lose the first one if my grandmother has them both.) Where his fathers' name would be, the only word is "Croce." Why is this? Also, is there any particular reason his mother's last name would not be the same as his?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Re: Birth Certificate - Croce?

Postby andonimi » 26 Aug 2008, 00:01

[cross!

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Re: Birth Certificate - Croce?

Postby PeterTimber » 26 Aug 2008, 02:08

Croce is an honorific first name meaning cross. =Peter=

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Re: Birth Certificate - Croce?

Postby danezeeox » 26 Aug 2008, 02:10

Why would it only be listed as simply "Croce," not Croce Pesce?

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Re: Birth Certificate - Croce?

Postby PeterTimber » 26 Aug 2008, 02:23

I asume that Pesce is family surname (you make no mention of his surname until now). In order to answer the question you might have to request a birth record and see what comes back indicating in your request that Croce Pesce is his name along with his mothers maiden name which she retains for life.

By the way Crocifissa/o meaning crucifix female/male first names are also considered honorific. =Peter=

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Re: Birth Certificate - Croce?

Postby Lucap » 26 Aug 2008, 13:29

To add another possible solution, a cross mark was also the way to sign a document by a person who wasn't able to write.

I think that the only way to know exactly what is written in the documents you hold is to post them.

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