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great great great grandpa's occupation

Postby italianashville » 19 Jul 2010, 02:23

If a birth record from Agnone, Campobasso from 1812 records the father's occupation as cannavaro, what was he doing for a living?

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Re: great great great grandpa's occupation

Postby johnnyonthespot » 19 Jul 2010, 02:33

Are you quite certain of the spelling?

List of occupations: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... ngocc.html
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Re: great great great grandpa's occupation

Postby johnnyonthespot » 19 Jul 2010, 02:39

Actually, a cannavaro appears to be a rope maker or possibly hemp farmer.

From this site, http://www.cognomiitaliani.org/cognomi/ ... 003can.htm the Italain surname Cannavaro is listed as "Molto raro è tipico del napoletano, dovrebbe derivare da un soprannome dialettale relativo al mestiere del cordaio, ma è pure possibile una correlazione con l'attività del coltivatore di canapa." which Google translates to "Very rare is typical of the Neapolitan dialect should be caused by a nickname on the craft of rope maker, but is also a possible correlation with the activity of hemp grower."
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Re: great great great grandpa's occupation

Postby suanj » 19 Jul 2010, 09:26

Cannavaro ( from "cannava" dialect spell=canapa italian spell) is the dialectal word of "canaparo", abt the hemp/canvas work..
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