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women traveling under maiden names?

Postby badbatsmoru » 05 Jul 2005, 09:03

Someone was recently saying on one of the forums that Italian women often travelled under their maiden name. Is that right? It just got me thinking because....:

On the Ellis Island Passenger arrivals, I found, who I believe to be, my great-grandfather, Antonio Cantore. He arrived in New York in 1897. He apparently came with his mother, Rosa Maria Cantore, and his elder brother, Simone Angiomaria Cantore. The thing is......Rosa is joining her husband Pasquale Simone! Is "Simone" Pasquale's middle name!? I've noticed this happening on the same page (on the Ellis Passenger written list) for different other women. But my great-grandpa's name is Cantore? Help!

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Re: women traveling under maiden names?

Postby suanj » 05 Jul 2005, 16:28

badbatsmoru wrote:Someone was recently saying on one of the forums that Italian women often travelled under their maiden name. Is that right? It just got me thinking because....:

On the Ellis Island Passenger arrivals, I found, who I believe to be, my great-grandfather, Antonio Cantore. He arrived in New York in 1897. He apparently came with his mother, Rosa Maria Cantore, and his elder brother, Simone Angiomaria Cantore. The thing is......Rosa is joining her husband Pasquale Simone! Is "Simone" Pasquale's middle name!? I've noticed this happening on the same page (on the Ellis Passenger written list) for different other women. But my great-grandpa's name is Cantore? Help!

Thanks a bunch!

hi: http://ellisisland.org/search/shipmanif ... 2459060036

on ship's manifest are Maria Rosa CANTORE married to Pasquale SIMONE(Simone is the surname) and the child are Angelo Maria SIMONE and Antonio SIMONE. The errors are of the transcription, but is just on ship's manifest...SIMONE is an surname of Basilicata region, very diffused, and is also an first name; but on ship's manifest is the surname..... regards, suanj
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Re: women traveling under maiden names?

Postby badbatsmoru » 06 Jul 2005, 10:31

Rats, I thought I had found them. :? Thanks for clearing that up.
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Re: women traveling under maiden names?

Postby Ritametermaid » 24 Jul 2005, 23:46

According to Italian custom, women retain their "maiden" names. The name you are born with is the name you die with. It was only when women came to the USA did they adopt the American custom of taking their husband's surname. I believe this still holds true today.


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