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Anybody heard of the name Twanene?

Postby Tinda » 24 Aug 2004, 17:34

I am trying to find out if my grandmother's name is real. I was told that her real name was Twanene (twa-nene) Cardaropoli. They called her Jenny. English translation is supposed to be Janine. Anyone ever heard it before?
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Re: Anybody heard of the name Twanene?

Postby ptimber » 24 Aug 2004, 17:44

There are 39 cities towns and villages with the surname Cardaropoli and are mostly concentrated in the Campania region and the Naples.Salerno,Avellino,benevento and caserta provinces. I suspect that the first name was Giovanina but the pronounced it (phonetically) JOE-A-NINA. Is there anything you wish to know? Peter
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Re: Anybody heard of the name Twanene?

Postby Tinda » 24 Aug 2004, 17:48

I thought the same thing but my great aunt swears that her name was Twanene. Thanks for the reply
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Re: Anybody heard of the name Twanene?

Postby ptimber » 24 Aug 2004, 18:01

Maybe "they" gave her a nickname and it stuck because it is easier to say. No doubt it was given to her by non-italians because pronouncing JOE-AH-NEENA was not easy for the jaws(?). Peter
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