Gaetano Venezia NYC Death Certficate - Mother's Name???

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Gaetano Venezia NYC Death Certficate - Mother's Name???

Postby JoeVenezia » 24 Mar 2010, 23:57

Hello All,

This is not even from Italy, but I am having a hard time deciphering my GGGG Grandmother's name....Gelsomina Spina??? Not a very common Italian name, is it??? Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Surnames: Venezia (Atripalda), Ciotti (Roccagorga), Di Giacomo (Polla), Tassi (Ceccano)

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Re: Gaetano Venezia NYC Death Certficate - Mother's Nam

Postby Tessa78 » 25 Mar 2010, 00:28

I would also read it as "Gelsomina Spina" :-)

Interesting name...
Was the name of the title character in Fellini's La Strada

Meaning...
http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/0/Gelsomina

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Re: Gaetano Venezia NYC Death Certficate - Mother's Nam

Postby misbris » 25 Mar 2010, 01:46

It was my aunt's name. She americanized it to Geraldine, but went by Mary. (Go figure)

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Re: Gaetano Venezia NYC Death Certficate - Mother's Nam

Postby JoeVenezia » 25 Mar 2010, 23:30

Thanks...and considering I found a Gelsomina Spina Immigration Record (from Atripalda....my Grandfather's town...not her, but probably a relative) we are probably correct!

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Joe
Surnames: Venezia (Atripalda), Ciotti (Roccagorga), Di Giacomo (Polla), Tassi (Ceccano)


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