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Correct spelling of a name?

Postby MarcoItaliano » 21 May 2014, 11:42

My 2nd Nonno Grande on my mother's side was Augostino Luongo. My mother told me she might have spelled his first name wrong so i searched on the internet and it looks like it is spelled wrong and i found the correct way to spell it but i dont know which one it is, looks like there is 2 ways to spell it; AGOSTINO or AUGUSTINO. so which way do you think its spelled? I dont have any records of him and i dont even know what he looks like, he was born in the 1800's in Sora, Frosinone, Lazio and died there too sometime in the 1900's. Thats all i know... Thanks if you can help
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Re: Correct spelling of a name?

Postby Paolo47 » 21 May 2014, 12:26

Hello, :D

I would guess Agostino, but if his name was Augusto, he could have been called Augustino.

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Re: Correct spelling of a name?

Postby MarcoItaliano » 21 May 2014, 13:52

Paolo47 wrote:Hello, :D

I would guess Agostino, but if his name was Augusto, he could have been called Augustino.

Paul


ya i think Agostino too because there is the surname Agostino and D'Agostino..etc (which mean "of Agostino" because its an Italian given first name) but my mom put a U after A when she wrote it down for me and she got that info from my nonno's sister who is an older lady who maybe cant remember exactly. But Augostino (the way she spell it is spelled wrong, thats why im asking) and his name was not spelled Augusto it has the "-stino" at the end for sure. I dont know when his birth date is exactly but he was probably born in the month of August i guess and that why his parents named him that.
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GIZZI, PALLESCHI, BALDASSARRA, SAVONA, CORSETTI, DE SANTIS, LUONGO, CASTELLUCCI, DI CRESCE, MATTACCHIONE, CARIOZZI, MATTEUCCI, DI COSMO,
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 May 2014, 15:24

You can view common Italian names/spellings here: http://www.nomix.it/nomi-italiani-masch ... minili.php
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Re: Correct spelling of a name?

Postby MarcoItaliano » 21 May 2014, 16:03

johnnyonthespot wrote:You can view common Italian names/spellings here: http://www.nomix.it/nomi-italiani-masch ... minili.php


ya it has both on there thats what i mean, could be spelled either way, but for sure has "stino" at the end not "usto". Kind of sucks for me for doing research because all of my grandparents are immigrants here and my family only been here for 50-55 years (on both sides moved here in the 1960's) and all the records and info i need is all in Italy. All the info i have of my ancestors is all from asking my nonni and other relatives and its all accurate info but once i go back to my 2ND Nonni Grade its hard for them to remember certain things exactly, thats why thats only as far back as i can go now in researching my ancestors (is to the 1800's) I still have lots of family in Italia that could probably help easy with this but i dont talk to them.
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GIZZI, PALLESCHI, BALDASSARRA, SAVONA, CORSETTI, DE SANTIS, LUONGO, CASTELLUCCI, DI CRESCE, MATTACCHIONE, CARIOZZI, MATTEUCCI, DI COSMO,
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Re: Correct spelling of a name?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 May 2014, 17:23

It is probably not entirely helpful to know that Augusto is a bit more than twice as common as Agostino in modern day Lazio region (which includes Frosinone).

Go to http://www.nomix.it/nomi-italiani-masch ... minili.php and on the right side under "Cerca il tuo nome" enter a name in the "Nome" box, select "Mappe diffusione" from the dropdown and then click the Conferma button.
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Postby Primo Mattino » 22 May 2014, 13:08

There is no such thing as correct spelling for names. If I tell the civil servant to write my daughters name as Erika instead of Erica he has the do so. In times when most people were ilitterate the correct way of writing a name was how the civil servant wrote the name in the birth certificate.

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Re: Correct spelling of a name?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 May 2014, 18:27

Primo Mattino wrote:There is no such thing as correct spelling for names. If I tell the civil servant to write my daughters name as Erika instead of Erica he has the do so. In times when most people were ilitterate the correct way of writing a name was how the civil servant wrote the name in the birth certificate.


It is a valid point, however during the time in question (and, probably, especially in the south), most people were illiterate and so relied on the ufficiale dello stato civile to write the names correctly in the birth/marriage/death acts.

I rarely see anything I would consider a non-standard spelling in these documents. What we in the US see however is many Italian names which have become corrupted after immigration due to clerical errors.
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Re: Correct spelling of a name?

Postby liviomoreno » 23 May 2014, 06:58

Primo Mattino wrote:There is no such thing as correct spelling for names. If I tell the civil servant to write my daughters name as Erika instead of Erica he has the do so. In times when most people were ilitterate the correct way of writing a name was how the civil servant wrote the name in the birth certificate.


an example for all: Guiseppe is an incorrect spellig, the correct spelling is Giuseppe

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Re: Correct spelling of a name?

Postby Primo Mattino » 23 May 2014, 16:39

It is not true. If the father at the registering of the birth of his son insists that his name will be Guiseppe, the civil servant has to write the name as Guiseppe and the boy will the rest of his life be called Guiseppe. The spelling of a name is determined in the birthcertificate and nowhere else.

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Re: Correct spelling of a name?

Postby liviomoreno » 23 May 2014, 16:46

Primo Mattino wrote:It is not true. If the father at the registering of the birth of his son insists that his name will be Guiseppe, the civil servant has to write the name as Guiseppe and the boy will the rest of his life be called Guiseppe. The spelling of a name is determined in the birthcertificate and nowhere else.

Not in Italy

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Re: Correct spelling of a name?

Postby Primo Mattino » 23 May 2014, 17:21

Is there in Italy a list of permitted names? (like in Morocco f.i.)


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