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Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby dixiecricket13 » 02 Aug 2010, 15:06

I am trying to locate a marriage record for Josepho Salvaggio and Catherina Bruno in Bisacquino approx. 1860-1880. I found an entry for Josepho Salvaggio and Calogera Bruno; but I do not know if this is a match. The Catherina Bruno came from a baptismal record so I know that this name is correct.

Does anyone know if Catherina=Calogera?

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 02 Aug 2010, 15:30

Calogera is a valid Italian given name for females. Also, the correct spelling of your other name is Caterina.

You may be dealing with two different people or possibly a person named Caterina Calogera Bruno / Calogera Caterina Bruno.

See http://www.nomix.it/700c.php
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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby dixiecricket13 » 02 Aug 2010, 15:34

Thank you for the quick response. Yes, I had wondered if either Calogera or Catherina was a middle name but I have not come across a birth record yet for either of these names and I am hesitant to chase down 2 different names.

Thank you for your help-
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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby maestra36 » 02 Aug 2010, 16:35

Calogera is the feminine form of Calogero which is Charles. So it translates to Charlene. I have ancestors with the Calogera first name and they were called Lena in the U.S.

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby dixiecricket13 » 02 Aug 2010, 17:11

Well I did not know that Calogera translated into Charlene. That is interesting; it does not help me in this case but it's still interesting...I am going to lock that away in case I run across this in the future.

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby maestra36 » 02 Aug 2010, 17:16

There is always the possibility that two sisters were married to the same man, but at different times. It was not uncommon for a man to marry the sister of a deceased spouse.

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby dixiecricket13 » 02 Aug 2010, 17:26

Assuming this is the case, wouldn't I be able to find a record of both of their marriages in the online Bisacquino records? The Calogera Bruno is the only Bruno that I can find who married a Salvaggio in this time frame.

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 02 Aug 2010, 17:34

maestra36 wrote:There is always the possibility that two sisters were married to the same man, but at different times. It was not uncommon for a man to marry the sister of a deceased spouse.


My parents met for the first time at a wedding - my father's elder brother and one of my mother's elder sisters married in 1938. At the time, my father was 17 and my mother 13 years old.

They married each other six years later.
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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby maestra36 » 02 Aug 2010, 17:35

what is the date of the marriage record you found? can you upload the image to this forum or can I find it easily and look at it?

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby dixiecricket13 » 02 Aug 2010, 17:38

Give me a few moments and I'll post the baptismal record listing the parents and then the marriage record of the parents.

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby maestra36 » 02 Aug 2010, 17:42

Thanks Cristina

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby dixiecricket13 » 02 Aug 2010, 18:15

You know, I have gotten all twisted around. It is true that I can only locate 1 Bruno-Salvaggio marriage and unless I am losing my mind this record is for a Caterina Bruno and not the Calogera Bruno listed in the marriage index....I am perplexed.

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby maestra36 » 02 Aug 2010, 18:17

Sometimes there are errors in the indexes. That's why it is good if you found and can view the actual record.

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby maestra36 » 02 Aug 2010, 18:22

On this baptism record, Catherina Bruno is the mother.

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Re: Is there an English translation for Calogera?

Postby dixiecricket13 » 02 Aug 2010, 19:01

This is the marriage record that I have found. It's very hard to read but I am certain that it says Calogera. I can find no record of a Catarina Bruno marrying a Salvaggio.


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