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is William Italian?

Postby oilman19 » 20 Nov 2009, 21:55

is there an Italian derivation for the 1st name of William? I'm looking for an immigration record from Italy with a name of William. Any hope?

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Re: is William Italian?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 20 Nov 2009, 21:58

"Guglielmo"

I know, strange...
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Re: is William Italian?

Postby oilman19 » 20 Nov 2009, 22:03

Thank You, that's a big help.

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Re: is William Italian?

Postby Squigy » 20 Nov 2009, 22:28

Here is a site for any other Italian equivalents you would like to know:

http://web.archive.org/web/200711100041 ... ename.html
My Italian surnames:

Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: is William Italian?

Postby oilman19 » 20 Nov 2009, 22:37

A big help. I'm trying to find surname Diogostine on Ellis Island prior to 1909 and the given Americanized name is William. I'm now finding that the surname may have changed.
Still looking.
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Re: is William Italian?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 20 Nov 2009, 22:50

oilman19 wrote:... I'm trying to find surname Diogostine ...


This is an interesting surname. Googling it produces hundreds of hits, and yet it simply does not exist at all in Italy! Check here and here.

I tried several variations (Di Ogostine, Di Augostine, etc) without success.

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Re: is William Italian?

Postby Biff83 » 20 Nov 2009, 23:47

Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001
Name: Willi Diogostine
Death Date: 8 Jul 1968
Death Place: Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut
Age: 84 Years
Birth Date: abt 1884
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse: Filo
State File #: 15073
Residence : Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut
Gender: Male
Race: White

If the above is the correct person, here's a possible manifest.
1905 manifest line 30
Name: Guglielmo Dagostino
Arrival Date: 28 Apr 1905
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Prinzess Irene
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Last residence: Torella (dei) Lombardi, province of Avellino
Destination: Port Washington NY to join uncle Gaetano DiMeo??

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Re: is William Italian?

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Nov 2009, 00:03

Guglielmo is the first name in Italian for William.

D'Agostino is the only spelling that makes grammatical sense for the surname since the two vowels coming together requires the use of an apostrophe. The Dag or Dio are merely phonetic renditions of the name D'agostino

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Re: is William Italian?

Postby liviomoreno » 21 Nov 2009, 06:22

The surname could also be De Agostini, De Agostino, Deagostini or Deagostino...

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Re: is William Italian?

Postby oilman19 » 21 Nov 2009, 10:49

I thought when I figured out Guglielmo, I would be home free, but then I discovered the surname was more of a problem than I thought. I had been trying Peter's logic to no avail on Ellis Island and Steven Morse.
I believe that CT death index is correct and that 1905 Manifest is as close as I have seen. I was hoping his wife would be with him because I am not sure of her given name (looks like Philmore on 1930 census) and I don't know her surname. All of their children were apparently born in U.S. My connection to this family is through Frank Jr., who is now deceased.
With your help, I have made great progress. My sincere thanks.

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Re: is William Italian?

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Nov 2009, 19:00

Dear Oilman the citation of the 1905 entry has an apostrophe D'agostino. It was mispelled whenit was written above. =Peter=
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