Reading Italian markings?

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Reading Italian markings?

Postby ray1955 » 14 Dec 2013, 15:07

On the attached, some of the lines begin with a D or a D2 and an occasional M or Mo.
Not sure what you would call these markings to research how to interpret them can someone help me?

Thanks,

Ray
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Re: Reading Italian markings?

Postby erudita74 » 14 Dec 2013, 15:15

ray1955 wrote:On the attached, some of the lines begin with a D or a D2 and an occasional M or Mo.
Not sure what you would call these markings to research how to interpret them can someone help me?

Thanks,

Ray


You are looking at abbreviations for titles in the record-

D. is an abbreviation for the word Don (which is a title meaning Lord)
D with small a up in the air is an abbreviation for the word Donna (Lady)
M with small o in air is an abbreviation for Maestro (meaning individual was master of whatever trade in which he engaged)

The D. and D with small a in the air are titles for members of an upper not peasant class

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Re: Reading Italian markings?

Postby ray1955 » 14 Dec 2013, 15:29

Thank you Erudita. They use it so often in what I am reading its hard to keep up with them but at least I know what they are saying with all the letters.

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Re: Reading Italian markings?

Postby erudita74 » 14 Dec 2013, 15:38

You're very welcome. The D. for Don was also used as a title for priests but not everyone who had that title was a priest.

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