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Name Origins

Postby mlaneokc » 04 Dec 2006, 00:48

Can anyone explain the implications of de of De in the surname. My family's last name is DeGiusti. I am having difficulty finding information prior to 1865 and wondered if perhaps the name could have been a variation of this form ie Giusti, Giustian, Giustio. Any help anyone may have is definately appreciated.

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Re: Name Origins

Postby wldspirit » 04 Dec 2006, 00:58

The preposition of DI, DE, DEI OR DEL: often precedes the group of surnames that originated from personal names.
These translate as "of" or "from".
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Re: Name Origins

Postby Graffeo » 04 Dec 2006, 04:52

mlaneokc wrote:Can anyone explain the implications of de of De in the surname. My family's last name is DeGiusti. I am having difficulty finding information prior to 1865 and wondered if perhaps the name could have been a variation of this form ie Giusti, Giustian, Giustio. Any help anyone may have is definately appreciated.





I bet Giustian is not the a right name variation because Italian names always end in a vowel. I bet the correct spelling is Giusti. When i type Giusti into google I get almost 5 million returns!!! And looky here at what I found in the Catholic Encyclopedia:


Did you know about Giuseppe Giusti, "A poet and patriot; b. 1809, at Monsumano near Pescia, Italy; d. 31 March, 1850, at Florence. He received his early training under a private tutor and in an academy at Florence." http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06574a.htm

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Re: Name Origins

Postby Graffeo » 04 Dec 2006, 04:55

Also have you been here"

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... 43,GGLJ:en

type your surname in to the search box.

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Re: Name Origins

Postby mlaneokc » 05 Dec 2006, 04:16

Thanks, I'll give it a try.

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Re: Name Origins

Postby mlaneokc » 05 Dec 2006, 04:48

Any Idea how a surname would change from de Giusto to de Giusti in one generation? The father's last name is listed as de Giusto and the son's name is de Giusti.


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