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Any significance to lots of given names?

Postby Garbo » 11 Jun 2005, 02:56

Is there any significance to someone having an unusual number of given names? Just found great grandpa's birth record, and his name takes up 2 lines in the index! Luigi Martino Ambrogio Giovanni Battista Sacco. His father's name was Giovanni Battista Sacco, so I get where that part comes from. But the rest? I'm new to this -- is this many names normal?
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Re: Any significance to lots of given names?

Postby JamesBianco » 12 Jun 2005, 07:03

It is definitely common to give several given names to a child in Italy (and Spain as a side note) one of my great grandmothers was named Maria Felizia Consolazione Filomena Odorisio, and another great grandmother from Sicily was named Angela Francesca Maria Giovanna Buzzetta.
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Re: Any significance to lots of given names?

Postby brujaojos » 12 Jun 2005, 09:37

JamesBianco wrote:It is definitely common to give several given names to a child in Italy (and Spain as a side note) one of my great grandmothers was named Maria Felizia Consolazione Filomena Odorisio, and another great grandmother from Sicily was named Angela Francesca Maria Giovanna Buzzetta.


Hi Jim,

Where is your Odorisio family from? I am doing research for a guy whose Odorisio's are from Palombaro, Italy.

He has Odorisio, DiBattista, Aquilante, D'Angelo, DeFelice, Giangiulio, and D'Urbano in his family.

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Re: Any significance to lots of given names?

Postby JamesBianco » 12 Jun 2005, 14:03

Trish, my Odorisio line is from Agnone, Campobasso. At least as far back as I can trace using the Stato Civile records.


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