Incognito surname

Are you looking for an Italian surname? Do you need more information about your family heritage?
This is the right place to start your genealogy search.
pdeshazo
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: 12 May 2011, 16:18
Location: Texas, USA

Incognito surname

Postby pdeshazo » 12 May 2011, 16:23

I have recently found information on my Grandfather in Casamicciola, Ischia an am wondering about the surname. The records show Francesco Incognito. I was told that the surname meant he had unknown parents and was given this surname by orphanage or civil officials. Can anyone verify the this information for me?

User avatar
adelfio
Master
Master
Posts: 6822
Joined: 27 Oct 2010, 13:47
Location: Chicago

Re: Incognito surname

Postby adelfio » 12 May 2011, 20:50

Can you upload the record so we can see. Is it a italian birth record?

Marty
Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia

Marty

User avatar
liviomoreno
Master
Master
Posts: 5423
Joined: 13 Feb 2004, 00:00
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact:

Re: Incognito surname

Postby liviomoreno » 13 May 2011, 09:46

One of his ancestors may have ad a father Unknown, and was given the surname Incognito. Incognito is now a surname...

User avatar
carinthiangirl
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 114
Joined: 13 Apr 2009, 13:50

Re: Incognito surname

Postby carinthiangirl » 13 May 2011, 11:49

Incognito is a normal surname in Italy!
why not asking at the diocese in Ischia:
http://www.diocesi.ischia.it/Diocesi4.htm
http://www.diocesi.ischia.it/DiocesIschia.htm
e-mail-adress on end of page.
list of churches on island Ischia: http://www.diocesi.ischia.it/Diocesi5.htm

phonebook has 171 hits:
http://www.infobel.com/en/world/teldir. ... .com/italy

immigrationshabour Ellisisland N.Y. has 97 hits:
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/match ... &dwpdone=1

pdeshazo
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: 12 May 2011, 16:18
Location: Texas, USA

Re: Incognito surname

Postby pdeshazo » 14 May 2011, 19:32

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/85 ... gnito.jpg/

Above is my link to my image for Filippo Incognito. I don't read Italian but from what I can tell it says that his father is Napolione Incognito and Napolione's parents were unknown.

User avatar
liviomoreno
Master
Master
Posts: 5423
Joined: 13 Feb 2004, 00:00
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact:

Re: Incognito surname

Postby liviomoreno » 14 May 2011, 19:45

There is no mention about Napoleone's parents.

The document states that on 1884 Nov 13, Napoleone Incognito, aged 36, declared in the town hall that the day Nov 12 at 5:10pm, his wife Concetta P??a, housewife, gave birth to a baby male named Filippo.

pdeshazo
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: 12 May 2011, 16:18
Location: Texas, USA

Re: Incognito surname

Postby pdeshazo » 14 May 2011, 19:53

Thanks for your reply. According to this document, Who is Luigi Piro. and what do the last two lines say about Napolione Incognito. Do they say he could not read and write?

User avatar
adelfio
Master
Master
Posts: 6822
Joined: 27 Oct 2010, 13:47
Location: Chicago

Re: Incognito surname

Postby adelfio » 14 May 2011, 20:23

Mothers name was Concetta Pino
Luigi Pino is a witness to the birth record Napolione Incognito was iliterate and could not write his name to the record

Marty
Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia

Marty

pdeshazo
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: 12 May 2011, 16:18
Location: Texas, USA

Re: Incognito surname

Postby pdeshazo » 14 May 2011, 23:01

Grazie Mille!!! That's all I know in Italian!!!

User avatar
liviomoreno
Master
Master
Posts: 5423
Joined: 13 Feb 2004, 00:00
Location: Rome, Italy
Contact:

Re: Incognito surname

Postby liviomoreno » 15 May 2011, 07:37

As I already tried to highlight, the correct spelling is Napoleone

pdeshazo
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: 12 May 2011, 16:18
Location: Texas, USA

Re: Incognito surname

Postby pdeshazo » 17 May 2011, 05:34

Yes, thanks for your correction. Sometimes I type and forget to check my spelling.


Return to “Italian Genealogy”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot] and 9 guests