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Name Abbreviation

Postby Irishinamerica » 31 Jul 2011, 02:42

Hello,

I am looking at some atti di nascita's from my great great grandfather's side of the family, and one of his brothers married a woman whose first name appears as Re. on all of the documents that I have located. Because it is always Re. I'm assuming that it is an abbreviation of a name.

Does anyone know what that name might be?

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Re: Name Abbreviation

Postby johnnyonthespot » 31 Jul 2011, 04:03

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I believe it is an abbreviation of Regina.
Carmine

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Re: Name Abbreviation

Postby Irishinamerica » 31 Jul 2011, 04:09

Carmine,

Why didn't I think of that!? That makes quite a bit of sense!

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Re: Name Abbreviation

Postby Joannsalvo » 31 Jul 2011, 21:29

I have also seen on Palermo records, Re as a surname.

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Re: Name Abbreviation

Postby Irishinamerica » 31 Jul 2011, 23:16

That's good to know! It's her first name, but if I'm not mistaken, Re means 'king.' Could it be that the surname in Palermo might be related somehow to a royal family?


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