Surname 'Lodadio' - "Foundling" surname?

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Surname 'Lodadio' - "Foundling" surname?

Postby oncemore » 21 Apr 2015, 20:45

Hello All:

I've discovered an ancestor who was an 'abandoned child'. He was born in 1880s. He was adopted and legitimized... But it was noted his first surname was "Lodadio". I'm not sure if this is an actual surname? Or some variant of a foundling name ala Esposito.. From what I've read, that practice slowed down in the early 1800s..

From what I can gather, Lodadio --> Loda Dio --> Praises God.

I'm still waiting for more information from the commune.. Getting a copy of the adoption records, etc. My brain is just trying to figure out if there might be a findable birth record somewhere, as this is a real surname.. or if my research journey on that line has come to an end, due to unlisted unfindable parents of an abandoned child, given a surname by the church.

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Postby Italysearcher » 21 Apr 2015, 20:56

There is a lot of information on my blog about foundlings you might find interesting.
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Re: Surname 'Lodadio' - "Foundling" surname?

Postby Bette » 22 Apr 2015, 01:25

To oncemore,

This surname appears in my family tree. When I was researching the records of Valguarnera, Enna, Sicily, a man who was born in Barrafranca, Enna, married into my family. The surname in the records was shown as Lo da dio and both of his parents were unknown (ignoti). I took this to mean that the child was "from God".

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Re: Surname 'Lodadio' - "Foundling" surname?

Postby Anizio » 22 Apr 2015, 01:29

Rome did not have generic surnames for foundlings as they did in other parts of Italy (ie. Fraternale, degli Esposti, Esposito, etc.) In Rome they just made up a surname. When you go through Rome foundling records for 1808-1930, you see they always just made up a name from scratch.

So yes Lodadio was a made up foundling name based on the creativity of the official who assigned his name
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Re: Surname 'Lodadio' - "Foundling" surname?

Postby PippoM » 22 Apr 2015, 14:07

Anizio wrote:Rome did not have generic surnames for foundlings as they did in other parts of Italy (ie. Fraternale, degli Esposti, Esposito, etc.) In Rome they just made up a surname.

Anizio,
I just want to say that "Proietti" is the typical surname for foundlings in Roma.
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Re: Surname 'Lodadio' - "Foundling" surname?

Postby Anizio » 22 Apr 2015, 20:31

PippoM wrote:
Anizio wrote:Rome did not have generic surnames for foundlings as they did in other parts of Italy (ie. Fraternale, degli Esposti, Esposito, etc.) In Rome they just made up a surname.

Anizio,
I just want to say that "Proietti" is the typical surname for foundlings in Roma.


No it is not. That word is usually attached as a note/indication that it is a foundling, like in other places in Lazio and Abruzzo, but an actual name is assigned/made up in every case. I have looked through dozens of years of registries in Rome, I have never seen Proietti instead of an assigned surname, only ever in addition to one.

ie. Antonio Sparace, both "given" names, one a name and one a surname, with Proietto as an explanatory note.

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Re: Surname 'Lodadio' - "Foundling" surname?

Postby PippoM » 28 Apr 2015, 08:29

So, where do you think surname "Proietti" comes from?
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Re: Surname 'Lodadio' - "Foundling" surname?

Postby adelfio » 28 Apr 2015, 13:52

Proietti is a surname and in the Lazio region

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