When is it 1 name or 2 names?

Are you looking for an Italian surname? Do you need more information about your family heritage?
This is the right place to start your genealogy search.
User avatar
drivingalong
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 34
Joined: 30 Jan 2008, 03:31

When is it 1 name or 2 names?

Postby drivingalong » 18 Mar 2008, 22:33

Hi,

I need an explanation. I see names like the following

Giuseppantonio and Giuseppe Antonio

Thre's many other examples. Is there some general practce about writing names combined or separate? Is making it one a lazt shorthand?

Jim

User avatar
juanminbar
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 208
Joined: 27 Dec 2003, 00:00

Re: When is it 1 name or 2 names?

Postby juanminbar » 19 Mar 2008, 03:00

hi jim, the name before you is a norm and in most cases you are dealing with a specific region.

my great grandfather lived in a comune in naples was named

''angelantonio''

j

User avatar
lisagooley
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 48
Joined: 31 Aug 2007, 00:00
Location: New Jersey, USA

Re: When is it 1 name or 2 names?

Postby lisagooley » 19 Mar 2008, 10:24

Interesting question Jim - and good topic for anyone searching.

I never gave it a thought to merge Carmen and Antonio when I was searching for my grandfather. Yes - after 3 months searching - I found him as Carminantonio and I almost kicked myself for not thinking of it.

User avatar
Poipuo4
Elite
Elite
Posts: 387
Joined: 01 Dec 2006, 00:00
Location: Connecticut
Contact:

Re: When is it 1 name or 2 names?

Postby Poipuo4 » 19 Mar 2008, 14:28

This is just a stab in the dark, but is it a linguistic reason? The last vowel in Giuseppe merges with the first vowel in Antonio to become Giuseppantonio? Sort of like how La Italia becomes L'Italia becase the "a" in La merges with the vowel sound of the "I" in Italia???
http://www.celenzaheritage.com

dedicated to the people of Celenza Valfortore, Province of Foggia

User avatar
Essgee
Master
Master
Posts: 777
Joined: 12 Mar 2004, 00:00
Contact:

Re: When is it 1 name or 2 names?

Postby Essgee » 19 Mar 2008, 14:34

Have seen this everywhere in the records I have reseached. In some birth records, they are Giuseppe Antonio, but later refered to as Giuseppantonio.

The vowel ending to vowel beginning makes sense...but then there is Giovanni Batiste to Giambatiste. Always something gums up the works!

User avatar
misbris
Master
Master
Posts: 2263
Joined: 14 Jan 2007, 00:00
Location: NJ

Re: When is it 1 name or 2 names?

Postby misbris » 19 Mar 2008, 16:27

Could it have something to do with the Italian naming custom. Many grandsons named after one grandfather leads to lots of comfusion. So perhaps it began as a middle name Nicola Antonio, Nicola Angelo and morphed into Nicolantonio and Nicolangelo to identify the cousins.

I believe the Giovanni Batiste must be dialect because my father and his grandfather were known as Giovanbattista.

User avatar
drivingalong
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 34
Joined: 30 Jan 2008, 03:31

Re: When is it 1 name or 2 names?

Postby drivingalong » 20 Mar 2008, 15:51

Thanks for the the ideas/comments. So challenging!


Return to “Italian Genealogy”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], MSNbot Media and 14 guests