First name Fiora - Italian?

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First name Fiora - Italian?

Postby KSRattazzi » 12 Sep 2012, 17:36

Is this a common first name? When I looked up the origin, what I read says this is a Gaelic name. I find it extremely odd that my ancestor (born approximately 1850) would have a Gaelic first name in Italy.
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Re: First name Fiora - Italian?

Postby Italysearcher » 12 Sep 2012, 19:44

Check out Catholic Saint names. If its there, it works.
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Re: First name Fiora - Italian?

Postby Tessa78 » 12 Sep 2012, 21:39

KSRattazzi wrote:Is this a common first name? When I looked up the origin, what I read says this is a Gaelic name. I find it extremely odd that my ancestor (born approximately 1850) would have a Gaelic first name in Italy.



Fiore/Fiora

Here is the "origin" as it appears in "Italian Baby Names" at this site
http://italian.about.com/library/name/blname_fiore.htm

And, YES, there IS a St. Fiore :-) (martyred in Catania!)

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Re: First name Fiora - Italian?

Postby KSRattazzi » 12 Sep 2012, 22:57

How far back do you think the civil documents in Baveno go? I am having luck there, just not sure when my luck will run out.
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Re: First name Fiora - Italian?

Postby Tessa78 » 17 Sep 2012, 01:21

KSRattazzi wrote:How far back do you think the civil documents in Baveno go? I am having luck there, just not sure when my luck will run out.


The microfilmed records held by the LDS cover 1866-1925...

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Re: First name Fiora - Italian?

Postby paola52 » 08 Oct 2012, 23:47

Fiora is a variant of the name Flora. There are also diminutives: Fiorella (female, very used)e Fiorello (male, uncommon) and then Fiorenza and Fiorenzo. And of course, as already stated, there is Fiore, meaning flower.
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