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trying to read surname

Postby LindaAnn » 07 Feb 2010, 19:29

I am trying to figure out a name (among other things). The record is from Pescatina- Last name looks like Givespini- any idea if that is a possibility?

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Re: trying to read surname

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Feb 2010, 19:33

See if anything on this list looks like a likely suspect.

Giuseppina is a good possibility. It is one of two feminine forms of Giuseppe; Giuseppa being the other.
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Re: trying to read surname

Postby suanj » 07 Feb 2010, 20:08

maybe...: GIACOPINI???? sure in PescaNtina town...
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Re: trying to read surname

Postby LindaAnn » 07 Feb 2010, 20:14

Thanks to both of you! It may be the Giacopini- it is a church record from Pescantina but I can't make out the handwriting very well. Many more names to try and figure out. Birth and baptism of my great great grandfather.

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Re: trying to read surname

Postby vj » 07 Feb 2010, 20:43

Hi!
Agree with suanj :D , Giacopini seems the most likely

This may help
http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/cognomi/cognomi.html
You can search with as few as 4 letters by region
Once you're in the region page you can narrow the results down by comune

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Re: trying to read surname

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Feb 2010, 21:48

So, I just looked at the header again and realized we are supposed to be taking about surnames, not given names.

Oops!

Forget everything I said. :)
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Re: trying to read surname

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Feb 2010, 21:56

Raffaella/Valarie: the actual document is in this post. I am not so certain about Giacopini.
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Re: trying to read surname

Postby JohnArmellino » 07 Feb 2010, 23:05

Note that there is a witness (possibly a godparent) listed on the second line of the posted record who carried the surname Giacopini and seems to be a sibling of the mother.
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Re: trying to read surname

Postby liviomoreno » 08 Feb 2010, 07:40

The document was translated by Lucap and the surname is definitely Giacopini.


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