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Deciphering maiden name -help-

Postby Sus80 » 04 Jul 2015, 00:47

Hello,

I am going to try and attach an image of the name. The lady's first name is Maggiorina. The handwriting is not generally bad at all I think, but I cannot find any variation of the spelling as an Italian name. I compared the spelling to the overall handwriting of the document but all I get are fantasy names.
The family came from Liguria.

any help I can get is much appreciated!
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Postby adelfio » 04 Jul 2015, 15:52

Welcome to IG website What town in Liguria?
I would say her surname is Maggiorino

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Postby rjmichaels » 04 Jul 2015, 16:28

The mother's first name looks like "Gelilita," which is obviously wrong. Surname looks like Maggiorina. The first name that comes to my mind is Gelsomina. Where is this record from? It's clearly a birth record.

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Re: Deciphering maiden name -help-

Postby Sus80 » 04 Jul 2015, 18:06

Thanks for your replies.
Maggiorina is the First Name, the indecipherable one starting with G. is the Last Name/Surname.

It is an excerpt of a marriage certificate of the son of the lady in question.

The family of the father comes from Rapallo, Genoa. We don't know if the family of the mother (Maggiorina's family) comes from there, too, but they are all Northern Italians, and as far as we know all Ligurians.

Thanks!
P.S. Please click on attachment to enlarge image.

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Postby adelfio » 04 Jul 2015, 19:01

Can I see the whole marriage record or the bride and grooms names date and location of marriage or the link from familysearch.org

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Re: Deciphering maiden name -help-

Postby Sus80 » 04 Jul 2015, 19:28

Marriage certificate attached.

Hope this is enough. The best I could do was compare the lower case v of the wrongly spelled street name Roosvelth Str. with the middle part of the surname (G...).
That makes it in my mind something like Gelvito/Gelvita. But I couldn't find that anywhere...

One thing I found just last night is, if the v was misheard, and it should be a b, that would make the name Gelbito, and that I found mentioned on a website of heraldry of Rome. But I don't know if that is a stretch or in any way trustworthy information.

Thanks so much for looking into it!
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Postby Sus80 » 04 Jul 2015, 19:34

P.S. On the back it says:

Bereau of Records Received, and as a stamp:

Feb 24 1909.

Borough of Manhattan.

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Postby Tessa78 » 04 Jul 2015, 20:13

My thoughts are that the surname is actually Delvita - but was misunderstood and written with a "G" :-)

Delvita is definitely found in Liguria...

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Postby Sus80 » 04 Jul 2015, 20:20

Tessa78 wrote:My thoughts are that the surname is actually Delvita - but was misunderstood and written with a "G" :-)

Delvita is definitely found in Liguria...

T.


Thank you for the input! I'll look into it :-)

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Re: Deciphering maiden name -help-

Postby Sus80 » 04 Jul 2015, 20:25

@adelfio:

Btw, the bride's and groom's names are:

Liberata Grassi and
Angelo Bazzurro.

For handwriting comparison purposes...

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Postby adelfio » 05 Jul 2015, 16:50

Her name is Maggiorina Gelvitto
Birth record of Michele Enrico Bazurro (brother of Angelo)
Index#93
1885 Oct 29th in the town of Struppa,Genova birth of Michele Enrico Bazurro son of Antonio Bazurro age 23 farmer and Maggiorina Gelvitto age 22

PG LINK TO RECORD
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,354002301

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Re: Deciphering maiden name -help-

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Jul 2015, 17:53

Great find, Marty :-)

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Re: Deciphering maiden name -help-

Postby Sus80 » 06 Jul 2015, 01:04

Thank you so much Marty!!
This helps me so much!!
I still have trouble finding the name in Italy, it must be somewhat rare, but the spelling in the record is unmistakable!

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Re: Deciphering maiden name -help-

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Jul 2015, 01:32

Maggiorina was a school teacher. :-)

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Re: Deciphering maiden name -help-

Postby Sus80 » 06 Jul 2015, 03:18

@Tessa

Thank you! You know Italian obviously, :-D
I wouldn't even know where to look for that information on the document! But I'm learning ;)


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