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What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby favret » 08 Nov 2008, 12:44

I've come across the word "Detto" as part of the surname in quite a few birth records. e.g. Detto Peloi, Maria. Would Detto Peloi be the actual surname? :?:

I'm referring to the birth records from the 1800's in Fiume Veneto.

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby PeterTimber » 08 Nov 2008, 12:52

Detto is a legal phrase meant to convey the phrase "said to be" based upon oral dictation from one person to another. =Peter=

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby favret » 08 Nov 2008, 12:56

Thank you Peter.

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby johnnyonthespot » 08 Nov 2008, 15:42

favret wrote:I've come across the word "Detto" as part of the surname in quite a few birth records. e.g. Detto Peloi, Maria. Would Detto Peloi be the actual surname? :?:

I'm referring to the birth records from the 1800's in Fiume Veneto.

Thank you.


You'll find that WordReference.com is a great resource for help with questions such as this.

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby favret » 09 Nov 2008, 13:55

Much appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby liviomoreno » 09 Nov 2008, 14:20

favret wrote:I've come across the word "Detto" as part of the surname in quite a few birth records. e.g. Detto Peloi, Maria. Would Detto Peloi be the actual surname? :?:

I'm referring to the birth records from the 1800's in Fiume Veneto.

Thank you.

I suggest that you post the document to have a correct answer.
It is true, as Peter said, that Detto may mean "called, known as", however "Detto Peloi, Maria", alone, has no meaning, I need to see the full sentence.

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby favret » 09 Nov 2008, 14:50

I do not have a photocopy of the document, but part of the birth certificate is as follows:

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Uffiziale dello Stato Civile del Comune di Fiume ò comparso Del Col Basilio domiciliato in Proturlone, il quale mi ha dichiarato che alle ore anti meridiano undici e minuti nessuno, del tre del corrente mese, nella casa posta in Proturlone al numbero 39 da Mio Detto Bertolo Luigia é nato un bambino de sesso feminile che non mi presenta, a cui da il nome di Italia.

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I've come across this quite a few times.

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby Lucap » 09 Nov 2008, 14:56

I think it could be:
Uffiziale dello Stato Civile del Comune di Fiume ò comparso Del Col Basilio domiciliato in Proturlone, il quale mi ha dichiarato che alle ore anti meridiane undici e minuti nessuno, del tre del corrente mese, nella casa posta in Proturlone al numero 39 dal suddetto e da Bertolo Luigia é nato un bambino di sesso feminile che non mi presenta, a cui da il nome di Italia.

that means: from the above-mentioned

Luca

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby favret » 09 Nov 2008, 15:03

I'm not sure I understand.

I don't understand the relationship between "Mio" and DelCol.
Father's name is Del Col, Basilio
Mother's name is Bertolo, Luigia
Infant is Del Col, Italia

Sorry, but I must have my dunce cap on today.

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby liviomoreno » 09 Nov 2008, 15:05

My best guess is:


Uffiziale dello Stato Civile del Comune di Fiume è comparso Del Col Basilio domiciliato in Praturlone, il quale mi ha dichiarato che alle ore anti meridiano undici e minuti nessuno, del tre del corrente mese, nella casa posta in Praturlone al numbero 39 dal suddetto e da Bertolo Luigia é nata una bambino de sesso feminile che non mi presenta, a cui da il nome di Italia.


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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby liviomoreno » 09 Nov 2008, 15:09

favret wrote:I'm not sure I understand.

I don't understand the relationship between "Mio" and DelCol.
Father's name is Del Col, Basilio
Mother's name is Bertolo, Luigia
Infant is Del Col, Italia

Sorry, but I must have my dunce cap on today.


Once again we should see the document. I believe, and Luca believes, that the document reads: "dal suddetto" not "da mio detto".

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby favret » 09 Nov 2008, 15:16

I'm almost there. Thanks.

But why the "Mio" when Mio is a surname?

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby favret » 09 Nov 2008, 15:18

Ok, I will have to retrieve a copy of the document and post it here next week.

Thank you.

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby liviomoreno » 09 Nov 2008, 15:23

favret wrote:I'm almost there. Thanks.

But why the "Mio" when Mio is a surname?

I am not so sure that Mio is a surname.

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Re: What is the meaning of the word "Detto"

Postby favret » 09 Nov 2008, 15:49

Yes Mio is a northern Italian surname.


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