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Postby casassa » 11 Feb 2005, 22:06

Question on Italian names? If Peter is Pietro in Italian. is Guiseppe also Italian for Peter also? These names pop up in my research and I am not sure if they are the same person or not.
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Postby DeliBoy » 11 Feb 2005, 22:52

You are correct with Pietro, but Giuseppe is Joseph

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Postby brujaojos » 11 Feb 2005, 23:24

casassa wrote:Question on Italian names? If Peter is Pietro in Italian. is Guiseppe also Italian for Peter also? These names pop up in my research and I am not sure if they are the same person or not.


Hi There,

This is a good link for Italian Names and their English equivalent.

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Poin ... ename.html

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Re: First names

Postby JohnPlacentra » 12 Feb 2005, 22:34

My father s' name was Giuseppi and his nick-name was "Peppy"and I ask why and he answered . In the old days every body acquired a nick-name by shorting their names. Hence Giuseppi got "EPPI" or "PEPPI"---this may be the case "PEPPI" mistaken for Peitro . Remember 100 years age people could not spell as we can today. Every thing was done phonetically.

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Postby mfjp » 13 Feb 2005, 00:38

What is the Italian equivalent for "Patsy"?

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Postby brujaojos » 13 Feb 2005, 02:00

mfjp wrote:What is the Italian equivalent for "Patsy"?


Hi Mfjp,

As for all the Patsy I knew, if they were a guy, it was short for Pasquale. If it was a woman is was for Patricia.

The link I mentioned in the other message also stated the same thing.

Pasquale, Pascal, (Patsy, Patrick)
Patrizia Patricia

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Postby casassa » 13 Jan 2008, 02:54

Hi,
Can anyone tell me the English first name for Attilio? Some family members were born in Italy and Austria.
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Postby Essgee » 13 Jan 2008, 04:54

Believe Attilio remains Attilio in English.

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Postby nuccia » 13 Jan 2008, 11:33

Well, my brother in law is named Attilio and they call him Bill. I also have a friend whose father's name was Attilio and he named his son Attilio..both are also known as Bill.
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Postby PeterTimber » 13 Jan 2008, 15:09

Being in such August company I feel that my contemporary offering may be paltry, however, Vincenzo is commonly referred to as Jimmy here in the NE.

Patsy is feminine name and diminutive for Martha and Hypatia, Patience, Patrice, patton,cleopatra,patterson,petrona,petula etc.......during the 19th century Patsy as also found as a nickname for men and boys named Patrick.....between the 16th and 18th century Patsy was a nickname for Martha until the 18th century when Patricia became a legal first name inScotland from Latin legal documents with Patsy being transferred over to this "new" name of Patricia.....Another footnote to history. =Peter=

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Postby elba » 13 Jan 2008, 16:04

casassa wrote:Hi,
Can anyone tell me the English first name for Attilio? Some family members were born in Italy and Austria.


As I note 'we are in august company' - better not let the side down :wink: so here is my 'take' on the Italian name Attilio as used in the UK! Though I must be honest, I don't know anyone who has that name!

ATTILIO
Gender: Masculine

Usage: Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Atilius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. Marcus Atilius Regulus was a Roman consul and hero of the First Punic War.


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Postby PeterTimber » 13 Jan 2008, 16:16

Dear Elba good show ol' girl!! I am proud of you. =Peter=

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Re: First names- ATTILIO

Postby RENATAMARIA » 16 Apr 2008, 01:04

My Papa was Attilio- when he was a kid friends & family called him "Artie".

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Re: First names

Postby warriorrabbit » 16 Apr 2008, 01:12

I have a cousin (a new cousin -- at 91 -- found through my recent research) named Biagio. Officially that's translated as Blaise, which is on his important records, but he goes by Bill.

Also, my grandfather's brother (who stayed in Italy) was named Giuseppe, and he was always known as Peppino.

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Re: First names

Postby misbris » 16 Apr 2008, 01:20

I seen Pep, Peppy, Pepe, Peppi, Beppi. I think the English spelling goes with how the name sounded in dialect.


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