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Naming conventions

Postby iolanda2 » 24 May 2011, 02:08

My Uncle, Stefano Lami was born in IL in the USA July 31, 1920. Both of his parents were born in Italy and had lived in the US for only 4-5 years when Stefano was born.

His name on his baptisimal record is very interesting Stephanus Aldimus

I would love to hear from anyone who has an idea about the tradition of using a latin name and what about Aldimus??? I have never seen this name used in our family. Do not the meaning or history of this name.

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Postby liviomoreno » 24 May 2011, 06:57

To my knowledge there is no tradition of using Latin names. Baptism records were often written in Latin and the names were also translated into Latin. I believe (but I might be wrong until I see the original document) that Aldimus is misspelled for Aldinus = Aldino...

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Re: Naming conventions

Postby iolanda2 » 24 May 2011, 13:47

Thank you Livio, I think you are correct, Aldino. The nun who looked at the microfische told me the writing was so faint that she had problems in reading.


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