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Italian nicknames

Postby christo » 16 Oct 2009, 22:46

Can anyone tell me what the following nicknames are in english?

NUNE

CARRIE

TOONIE

TONNY

THANX
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Re: Italian nicknames

Postby christo » 18 Oct 2009, 00:23

DOES ANYONE KNOW could

NUNE be NANCY?
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Caccamo,Sicily Antonina Lena Rini b1885

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Serafina Faso

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Re: Italian nicknames

Postby liviomoreno » 18 Oct 2009, 05:47

christo wrote:Can anyone tell me what the following nicknames are in english?

NUNE

CARRIE

TOONIE

TONNY

THANX

They all look like English nicknames, they are not Italian :?

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Re: Italian nicknames

Postby wldspirit » 18 Oct 2009, 09:57

Your asking for the corresponding given name for the above nicknames, correct?
If so the following may help:

Italian Given names and Their Enlish equivalent
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Re: Italian nicknames

Postby lotus45tiye » 18 Oct 2009, 12:08

Hi Cristo: My grandfather called his wife Carrie or sometimes Katie, which was his Americanizatin of Catarina. Hope this helps.

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Re: Italian nicknames

Postby lotus45tiye » 18 Oct 2009, 12:17

Christo, my Father's cousin was named Annuciata and they called her Nancy, as possibliity for Nune.

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Re: Italian nicknames

Postby lolauren » 18 Oct 2009, 15:44

Our "Calogera" family members went by Carrie

Tonny just looks like Tony to me for Anthony or Antonio...

Annuciata could also be Annunzianata

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Re: Italian nicknames

Postby misbris » 18 Oct 2009, 23:06

Nune could also be Nunzio. Carrie could be Cara or "dear"
Toonie could be Tony.

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Re: Italian nicknames

Postby PeteT » 19 Oct 2009, 02:47

Nune could be a form of nonno or nonna (grandpa or grandma). Tonny could be a form of Antonio. Usually Nunziata is Nuccia in Italy...and Nancy here in the US...at least thats what I have seen.

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Re: Italian nicknames

Postby christo » 21 Oct 2009, 00:24

Thanx to all of you for the input. I will be checking out the website wldspirit sent. thanx again

christo
Searching for Ancestors from Poggioreale, Sicily.

Surnames: Calogero Pizzolato b1850

Giuseppa LaRocca b1861



Caccamo,Sicily Antonina Lena Rini b1885

Giuseppe Rini

Serafina Faso


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