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HELP WITH "MONDANARO"

Postby Kmondo » 01 Feb 2004, 04:44

I am a "new" Italian, :D , only married 1 month. I am trying to research the meaning and the origins of my husband's last name. I hope I can find some help here. Thank you, Kim
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Postby ptimber » 01 Feb 2004, 05:09

The surname is noit listed in the Italian surname dictionary as an Italian suranem. There are only 3 persons in Italy currently with that surname. Two are in the North Lombardia region and one is in the Campania region of southern Italy. You can conclude that it is a local surname with local significance. The surname literally translated means "worldly" but there is no dcitionary meaning for the word Mondanaro. Looking thru the ellisisland archives and there are only 6 persons surnamed Mondanaro whco came thru nYC as immigrants from 1892 to 1921. If you knwo the town of origin for your husbands family then research can easily be condcuted. peter
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Postby Kmondo » 01 Feb 2004, 06:17

Thank you for the info, it's very helpful.
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Postby ptimber » 01 Feb 2004, 17:25

If you wish to explore italian genealogy at your leisure there is a good book Italian genealogical Records by Trafford R. Cole. It is an easy read and will permit you to research unimpeded. Peter
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Re: HELP WITH "MONDANARO"

Postby suanj » 01 Feb 2004, 18:54

Kmondo wrote:I am a "new" Italian, :D , only married 1 month. I am trying to research the meaning and the origins of my husband's last name. I hope I can find some help here. Thank you, Kim

Mondanaro surname are an handwriting's corruption (for similar sound D/T in italian language)of original surname MONTANARO..small persons exist why they are the descendants of that MONTANARO persons with last name misspelled in Common..when the Common have started the identifying registries(around 1871), the employs mistook frequently because of insufficient mastery Italian language, why it was spoken in dialect commonly. Sure Mondanaro surname coming from south Italy and emigrated in north Italy. Mondanaro not are original surname, but are misspelled version of Montanaro original..Montanaro means: inhabitant of Mount..Regards, suanj(excuse my bad english)
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Postby ptimber » 01 Feb 2004, 19:17

If that is the case Mondanaroi wuld not appear in Southern Italy in Aversa, Provincia Caserta. I suspect that it is a local name, Perhaps orignally mispelled as Suanj alludes to but this is all cxonjecture on her part and has no substantiation. If you go to www.google. com and put in Mondanaro research in the title there are 275 references to the surname and if you go to www.genealogytoday.com/surenames/finder ... =Mondanaro you will find further refernces to the name. Also there is also a MONDANERO spelling for the name to stir the pot!! Peter
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Postby Kmondo » 01 Feb 2004, 19:23

Thank you both for the information, it's really interesting. I think it's kind of cool 8) to have an italian name that's not very popular!! My husband claims that his ancestors came from Naples but I have not found any evidence to support his claim :( . Thanks again, Kim
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Postby ptimber » 02 Feb 2004, 00:18

Inform your husband that Caserta is right next to Naples so when he says Naples that covers the entire region of campania because of folklore. Tell him to go to www.mappy.com and have a look for Campania region (Avellino,Benevento,Caserta, Napoli and Salerno are the provinces for the region). The surname is most likely from the south and perhaps if you know the town of origin you can write there for his ancestry Peter
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Postby ptimber » 02 Feb 2004, 00:59

....in fact if you go to www.ellisisland.org and trace the name of the ancestor who first cxame to the USA as an immigrant in the family you will ginf the town of origin in Italy. Peter
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Postby suanj » 02 Feb 2004, 06:27

hi:when of an surname(Mondanaro) not found traces in ancient past, but only in relatively recent past, it means that it comes from an ancient last name misspelled around 1871 for error of handwriting or pronounces. this is often happened around 1871, also between members of a same family, like I have already explained. ...is sufficient to see Microfilm of origin place for knowledge(example in family my husband: D'Aurelio father- childrens: D'Aurelio, D'Aurelio, D'Aurelio, and D'AULERIO..!!..if it does not come demanded the correction of last name through resource to judge, expensive procedure, the last name remains misspelled and an new branch in the same family it is originated...),

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Postby Kmondo » 06 Feb 2004, 21:17

Thank you for all the information
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