woman's name in Italian White pages directory??

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woman's name in Italian White pages directory??

Postby elmosgirl » 10 Apr 2012, 04:34

How does a woman's name appear in the Italian telephone directory?

For example:

If her first name is Mary,
Maiden name Smith, and
Married name Jones,
we would print her name in the U.S.,
JONES, MARY SMITH ,

But, in the Italian naming convention,

Will she be listed in the phone book as

Smith (her birth name first) Jones (then married name) Mary

or

Jones (her married name) Smith (her birth name) Mary?

This matters when searching the phone book for (possible) living family descendents in the towns from which family members emigrated.

I hope this makes sense to readers!

Thanks.

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Re: woman's name in Italian White pages directory??

Postby pink67 » 10 Apr 2012, 08:50

Here in Italy women retain their maiden name for everything... it's legal...
For example I'm married, our home-telephone is under my maiden name because I started the contract.. Usually it is under the head of the family name so possibly the husband name.

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Re: woman's name in Italian White pages directory??

Postby elmosgirl » 10 Apr 2012, 20:58

Hello Laura,

Nice to hear from you, and thank you for your answer.

This is the name I've found in the White Pages: Ambrosino Candice Rosa

I know that women keep their birth-names, legally, in Italy.

So, which name is her birth name, Ambrosino or Candice? Which is her married one?

Do you see why I'm confused?

I am searching for Candice in that town and would like some idea before deciding to contact her if she is a descendant or she married into the family.

Thanks as always,

Noel

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Re: woman's name in Italian White pages directory??

Postby jennabet » 11 Apr 2012, 18:46

Her sur name would be Ambrosino. Her first name would be Candice and her middle name would be Rosa. This would be the name she was born with and not her husband's name. If she's married, there could be another listing for her husband but you would have to know what his sur name is. Or it's possible she's not married.


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