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Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby ChrisMosca » 13 Dec 2007, 06:50

From what i was told my my sister in law's mother the last name was Diangelo
but I've been finding on the census records that her last name is being spelled
Dangelo the birth dates match so i know its the same person, is this a common miss spelled last name?
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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby nuccia » 13 Dec 2007, 06:54

Yes, its common. There are so many mis spellings of people's surnames in general that you'll see many variations.

D'angelo may be another. Don't rule anything out...and make sure you have other sources to back your findings up.
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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby ChrisMosca » 13 Dec 2007, 06:56

thanks!!!!
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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby Essgee » 13 Dec 2007, 15:34

The name is D'Angelo. It is abbreviated from di Angelo. Those names in Italy that carry the prefix di....are usually changed to d' when the name begins with a vowel.

My family name of di Palma became Dipalma...in the early records the name is Palma with the di in parentheses" Palma (di). The name of Onofrio (di) becomes not diOnofrio, but rather D'Onofrio. But both are pronounced the same way...d' is di in pronunciation.

As you can see, misspelling is really an incorrect term. Rather it is the pronunciation dictating the spelling and not accounting for the contraction that occurs before the name beginning with a vowel.

Hope this makes sense.

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Postby nuccia » 13 Dec 2007, 16:21

Great advice from essgee!

I ALWAYS learn something new from her posts!
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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby ChrisMosca » 13 Dec 2007, 17:50

It makes sence now, why I kept finding stuff as dangelo rather then diangelo. thanks.
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Postby liviomoreno » 13 Dec 2007, 18:36

Essgee wrote:...The name of Onofrio (di) becomes not diOnofrio, but rather D'Onofrio. But both are pronounced the same way...d' is di in pronunciation...

I tend to disagree: D'Onofrio is pronounced Donofrio, not Di Onofrio :evil:

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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby joyceperrino » 22 Dec 2007, 04:51

D'Angelo is a common name in the Commune of Molise..Located about 15 km north of Campobasso.. My great uncles son Nicola Perrino married a Christina D'Angelo.. Both from comune of Molise.. Records are available from LDS church.. and it is spelled D'Angelo in the church records...

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Postby liviomoreno » 22 Dec 2007, 07:26

joyceperrino wrote:D'Angelo is a common name in the Commune of Molise..Located about 15 km north of Campobasso.. My great uncles son Nicola Perrino married a Christina D'Angelo.. Both from comune of Molise.. Records are available from LDS church.. and it is spelled D'Angelo in the church records...

D'Angelo is very common all over Italy, there are several thousands...

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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Dec 2007, 13:42

Dear Livio I owe you an apology. I was under the impression that you were a "veteran" thinking that you were an expatriate American living in Rome and would readily know what I was talking about. I just glanced at all these cartoon characters with stars on the side of the postings shrugging them off as background silliness and only came to view your "veteran" status because you did not understand what I was talking about.

But now I know the significance of these caricatures alongside individual postings.

I hope you can understand and accept my apologies. Buon Natale e buon capo d'anno (danno). =Peter=

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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby Essgee » 26 Dec 2007, 18:41

Thanks Livio.....tended to believe that D'Onofrio was pronounced as Dinofrio...

But the spelling is the point I was really attempting to explain...how we overlook the apostrophe and why it is used instead of Di.

Thanks for the input. I will change my pronounciation...

Have a great one!

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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby biarlo » 01 Jan 2008, 21:02

Dear
In my town, S. Vito Italy there are many families "d'Angelo". This last name is called in italian "patronimico" that means from latin "pater" "name" so a last name coming from the ancestor whose name was "Angelo". The "di" or "d'" or "de" before is a possessive case meaning "son of Angelo" like "Johnson", or "Jackson" and so on. When the old emigrated came in America they hadn't or lost documents and their registration was made in oral way so you can fin this form "dangelo" or "diangelo".
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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby nickd63 » 28 Jan 2008, 01:03

I too am researching the D'Angelo last name from Abruzzo.

My parents emigrated to Canada from Pretoro, Chieti and we live in Ottawa. In fact, there are probably more Pretorese living in Ottawa than in Pretoro.

I am searching for D'Angelo, Liberatore, Perseo and Disipio.

My contact is nickd - at - sympatico.ca

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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby ChrisMosca » 01 Feb 2008, 18:19

The D'angelo I'm searching arrived to america on 3 apr 1888 on his passangers manifest it only shows as italy being his place of birth. His name was Filippo D'angelo or later changed to philip. He came to milwaukee wisconsin and in the 1900 census record it shows his birth month and year but no date.
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Re: Last names Diangelo or Dangelo

Postby adangel1 » 28 May 2009, 11:52

If this helps, my family comes from the comune of Civita, province of Cosenza, Calabria. I just found this out from members of this site.

My relatives moved to Pennsylvania in the late 1800s and then some moved to New York in the early 1900s.

Our last name is D'Angelo but I saw it spelled Dangelo, D.Angelo and such.


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