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Help with name

Postby Conti832 » 19 Jan 2008, 22:19

For a long time I have been researching names in my hometown from Pofi
Castro Del Volsci Area of Italy.One name I could not find was Combine.

Today I was looking at old death records and found a another local name
Campagna and it had this after it (Combine).In fact I saw another one as
well.Is it that the Man who died had his named changed from Campagna to
Combine or what?

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Re: Help with name

Postby PeterTimber » 19 Jan 2008, 22:42

This is interesting since Campagna as a surname is quite popular even to this day in pofi but Combine has no apparent surname. The word dictionary reflects that in addition to the word meaning combination it also means by chance or a coincidence, You can write to the town anagrafe office and ask why the discrepany for the speific Campagna you are referring to. On a hunch I would say that Combine was an AKA (also known as) for Campagna for this specific individual and was added to his legal surname but it is only my subjective interpreatation withut any foundation. =Peter=

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Re: Help with name

Postby Conti832 » 19 Jan 2008, 22:52

Thank you very much.Both names are here in Sharpsville Pa and I could never find it when I was in Pofi or looking though records .

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Postby Essgee » 19 Jan 2008, 23:53

From Avitrees

Last names of immigrants of the town of Castro Dei Volsci:
Abbatecola Altobelli Ambrogio Amedeo Andrea
Andreozzi Angelo Arduini Baggiossi Baldassare
Bartolomeo Bartolomucci Bassi Berardi Bicci
Biondi Bonacquisti Borsa Borso Bossi
Bruni Campagna Campagno Candido Caponcini
Caracci Carnevale Carocci Cataldi Cataldo
Ceccarelli Ceci Cerroni Cervoni Cima
Coccarelli D'Ambrosi D'Ambrosio D'Amore De Angeli
De Angelis de Carolis De Giuli De Giulio De Paoli
De Santis del Brocco Del Vecchio DeSantis Di Angelo
Di Domenico Di Giuli di Giulio Di Paolo Droghei
Fadioni Fedele Fratelli Frattarelli Gabrieli
Galloni Grossi Grosso Iannucci Incitti
Lauretti Leonetti Lombardi Mallozzi Manteca
Mantova Mantua Marchetti Marsella Martelli
Martini Martino Massa Matassa Mattone
Mattoni Migliore Migliori Molinari Molinaro
Mori Neroni Nirchi Pacioni Pagliaroli
Palatta Palombi Palombo Palumbi Palumbo
Pancioni Paolillo Papa Pellegrini Penna
Perfili Peronti Perrone Persicone Persiconi
Pipini Polidori Polidoro Polisena Poliseno
Pucci Rasati Razzeca Ricci Rinna
Rocco Rosati Rossi Rosso Ruma
Sabetta Saccocci Salvatore Savona Savoni
Sebastianelli Serracini Serracino Simone Simoni
Sole Solli Sossio Tamburro Tellina
Toti Trani Trochei Tucci Tudini
Tudino Vitaterna Zamparelli Zomparelli

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Re: Help with name

Postby Essgee » 19 Jan 2008, 23:57

Another thought. If you say the name Campagna or more likely Campagno very phontetically...what does it sound similar to? Cam-pine-ya and maybe even Cam-bina-ya. I don't speak Italian, but I think it could sound like Combine. What does everyone else think?

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Postby vj » 20 Jan 2008, 00:05

On a hunch I would say that Combine was an AKA (also known as)
for Campagna for this specific individual and was added to his legal
surname
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If you say the name Campagna or more likely Campagno very phontetically...
what does it sound similar to?
Cam-pine-ya and maybe even Cam-bina-ya.
I don't speak Italian, but I think it could sound like Combine.
What does everyone else think?
essgee


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Agree, Campagna 'americanized' to Combine
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Re: Help with name

Postby PeterTimber » 20 Jan 2008, 01:35

I still think it is a dictionary word rather than a name since Combine means chance or coincidence in addiiton to combination. It might have been used as a pseudo surname. =Peter=

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Re: Help with name

Postby Conti832 » 20 Jan 2008, 01:56

Thanks to all for the response to this post.These are things to think about.

Of those surnames posted,about 75 % of them are here in Sharpsville.

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Re: Help with name

Postby JohnArmellino » 20 Jan 2008, 03:37

For a long time I have been researching names in my hometown from Pofi Castro Del Volsci Area of Italy. One name I could not find was Combine... Today I was looking at old death records and found a another local name Campagna and it had this after it (Combine).In fact I saw another one as well.


If I understand you correctly, you found the name Campagna Combine [a double surname] in a couple of death records from Pofi. If so, then it would not appear that Carbone is an anglicized version of Campagna. However, Combine might be a sopranome, or a second family surname. A sopranome was often used to distinguish among several branches of the same family. In Lazio, a sopranome was often used with the surname Campagna. A surname search at Italia.indettaglio.it returns nine variations: Campagna Covre, Campagna Esdra, Campagna Matarese, Campagna Mucha, Campagna Pazzetta, Campagna Profili, Campagna Pulejo, Campagna Taddei, and Campagna Villa. While Campagna Combine wasn't among the returns, it may have been a double surname in Pofi in the past. I have noted in other areas that families occasionaly adopt the sopranome as the actual surname (e.g., Marcone Cosco became Cosco in Campobasso). Of course this is all speculation on my part, but it may be something to keep in mind during your research.
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Postby Italysearcher » 20 Jan 2008, 15:02

Any chance you can post the death act so we can take a look at it?
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Re: Help with name

Postby Conti832 » 20 Jan 2008, 17:21

It wasn't from Italy,It was a old Death obit in our local paper here in
Sharpsville ,Pennsylvania.

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Re: Help with name

Postby vj » 20 Jan 2008, 17:28

Another option
If you have his name, birth date, wife, children, etc
perhaps we could follow his records backwards to see
if/when there was a name change.
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Re: Help with name

Postby Conti832 » 20 Jan 2008, 17:32

To be honest I didn't write it done.He was born in Castro dei Volsci.

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Re: Help with name

Postby Conti832 » 20 Jan 2008, 17:43

Let me add that there are familes here in Sharpsville with both Campagna
and Combine as surnames.Many many Combine's.

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Postby suanj » 20 Jan 2008, 18:23

Maybe the surname could be some one of this all present in Lazio region:
GAMBINO, GAMBINI or GIOMBINI, or GOMBINI, or CAMBINI or COMBINO... also exist LA GAMBINA and CIARAMBINO similar......personally, I believe that Gambini or Gambino is very probable...
I found this people with Combine surname both born in Castro dei Volsci

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Frank Combine
Name: Frank Combine
Birth Date: 6 May 1885
Residence: Mercer, Pennsylvania
Birth: Castro Del Volsci, Italy
Roll: WW2_2243942



World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Toney Combine
Name: Toney Combine
City: Not Stated
County: Mercer
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 1887
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1894020
DraftBoard: 2
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Frank immigrated in 1905.. I don't say that this people are related with your ancestor, but,maybe to find this ship's manifest could be interesting for the surname reading and exact italian spelling... regards, suanj
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