Vincenzo v Charles

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Vincenzo v Charles

Postby censcore » 19 Jun 2010, 22:34

Why are Italian men named and baptized Vincenzo (var. forms) called Charles or Charlie during their lives. Ive noticed this not only in my family's records but in others as well--generations of men.

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Re: Vincenzo v Charles

Postby nazca » 22 Jun 2010, 16:47

Hi,
i've a relative in my tree born Vincent (Vincenzo in italian )and died Charles, but i don't know why. I'm not sure but Charles was the second name and maybe they preferred the second name because more easy to say??

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Vincenzo
I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).

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Re: Vincenzo v Charles

Postby mozzie » 23 Jun 2010, 05:48

I think it could be a local idiom, I have a Giuseppe that was called Charlie (Charles) in my family. Most of the other names were changed to their english form eg. Vittorio - Victor, there was one example however that stands out an Enrico was known as Harry. None of these individuals had middle names.

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