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Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby Vivian » 29 Nov 2008, 04:50

Can someone possibly please help me with the surname spelling of a great, great, great grandmother. My great great grandmothers death certificate is typed showing her fathers name and her mothers maiden name, unfortunatley due to typing errors I am unable to read the full last name. The clearly reads: Asteggi (however the 3 final letters are unclear). Possible options appear to be: Asteggiqno, Asteggiano, Asteggiono, Asteggione, Asteggiono. Does anyone recognize this Italian last name?

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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2008, 04:58

Can you tell us the town of origin, or even the province? region?
You find certain names are specific to certain areas.
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Re: Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby Vivian » 29 Nov 2008, 05:01

So sorry, the typed death certificate also shows: Polenzo, Italy

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Re: Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby PeterTimber » 29 Nov 2008, 05:03

might be Potenza which is a provincial capital in Basilicata region. =Peter=

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Re: Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby Vivian » 29 Nov 2008, 05:10

My understanding is that the family came from the northern region of Italy, near Torino. Another possiblity might be Pollenza but I don't know for sure.

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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2008, 05:10

I agree with Peter, POTENZA seems much more likely.
There is no POLENZO in Italy, and the closest match to that spelling would be POLENTO.
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Re: Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby JohnArmellino » 29 Nov 2008, 06:34

Pollenzo is a frazione of the comune of Bra in the province of Cuneo. It's about 60 km south of Torino. According to the surname search engine at www.italia.indettaglio.it, there are at least 57 people with the surname Asteggiano living in the comune of Bra today. You can go to www.pollenzo.it for more information.
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Postby liviomoreno » 29 Nov 2008, 06:40

The town could be Pallanza, which now (since 1939 is part of the Comune di Verbania. Province Verbania, Region Lombardia.

And the surname could be Asteggiano.

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Re: Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2008, 06:50

Very good John, the following site did not give me the result with a partial search of Pole....

http://www.landfinder.it/townfinder.asp

next time I'll try the first three letters only..... :oops:

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Re: Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2008, 07:00

The following is an Astegiano from Torino:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Ernesto Astegiano
Arrival Date: 20 Jun 1925
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (North) (Italian)
Ship Name: Dante Alighieri
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 4
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_3671
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: torino
Page Number: 128

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Re: Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby Vivian » 29 Nov 2008, 07:24

Thank you all for your help, suggestions and research. Now I have something new to pursue. Thanks again, Vivian

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Re: Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby PeterTimber » 29 Nov 2008, 17:45

There is also Pollenza, Provincia Macerata, Marche region. =Peter=

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Postby suanj » 29 Nov 2008, 20:50

Vivian wrote:Thank you all for your help, suggestions and research. Now I have something new to pursue. Thanks again, Vivian

Pollenzo sound right... in Bra common ...it are Astegiano and also the Asteggiano version.. regards, suanj
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Re: Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby Vivian » 30 Nov 2008, 07:21

Thank you

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Re: Help with Italian surname spelling

Postby alex.cuneo.italy » 29 Mar 2009, 11:17

I live in Cuneo province, the place where this surname's very diffuse.
The surnames possibly with this root are:

Asteggiano or Astegiano, others are very wrong surname in this place and in Italy.

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