Meaning & Pronunciation of "Miraglia"

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Meaning & Pronunciation of "Miraglia"

Postby iSellJerseyShore » 16 Jan 2005, 00:00

I am trying to find out what the meaning of my lastname is "Miraglia" and what the correct pronunciation of it is... I believe it is being said correctly but just wanted to double check with some Italians since I am not from Italy (USA)...

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Re: Meaning & Pronunciation of "Miraglia"

Postby ptimber » 16 Jan 2005, 02:24

Miraglia does not appear in the italian surname dictionary nor does it appear in the italian word dictionary consequently it can best be described as a local surname whose meaning is lost to me. The pronunciation is, as you might, expect (phonetic N.J.) MIH-RAHL-YAH. Peter

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Re: Meaning & Pronunciation of "Miraglia"

Postby Xaymara » 16 Jan 2005, 03:52

On Ancestry.com I found a page about the Miraglia surname and it states that the name is “Southern Italian: from the Old Sicilian title miraglia di mari ‘admiral’. The Italian word for admiral is ammiraglio.
The link is http://www.ancestry.com/search/SurnameP ... code=13304

FWIW, there is a reference to Miraglia on the list of Giuseppe Garibaldi’s volunteers. One of Garibaldi’s men was born in Miraglia. I did not find this town on any of my map resources so it could be a small village or perhaps with the passing of time it was incorporated with another village.

I hope this is of some help.

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Re: Meaning & Pronunciation of "Miraglia"

Postby ptimber » 16 Jan 2005, 05:45

There are about 1500 references to people surnamed Miraglia but there is no definition of the name nor its source.if there is perhaps a more knowledgeable person can devote the time to researching the surname source. Peter

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Re: Meaning & Pronunciation of "Miraglia"

Postby vmiragli » 08 Jun 2009, 15:01

I have been doing Miraglia genealogy for a while now. I found that the name Miraglia could have come from admiral or from mirage a person who worked on making mirrors. I think it is from admiral!
You can check out my family page at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/us ... .html#edit

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Re: Meaning & Pronunciation of "Miraglia"

Postby nazca » 08 Jun 2009, 16:11

Hi,
the surname Miraglia, common in southern Italy and particularly in Sicily, is derivated from the arcaic word "miraglio" = mirror . It is possible that this surname was given to the man who worked the mirrors .

i hope this help you.

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I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).


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