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english equivalent?

Postby dragoni » 30 Jun 2008, 19:40

while researching my paternal greatgrandmothers side of the family, i came across a given name that i have not seen before, and a rather odd one at that. in all of my searching i cannot locate any sort of history or english equivalent of the name. any information would be appreciated.

boezio gizzi, born circa 1772, civitella licinio, benevento.

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Re: english equivalent?

Postby JohnArmellino » 01 Jul 2008, 01:35

How ironic! Last night, I also ran across what appeared to be the name Boezio (the handwriting was difficult to read) -- Boezio Sergnese, circa 1750, of Castropignano (CB). I checked a few "name" sites, as well as Google, but couldn't come up with anything. I did wonder if the name was actually Baggio. Now I wonder if I actually read it correctly.
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Re: english equivalent?

Postby JohnArmellino » 01 Jul 2008, 01:41

I just did a google.it search and it returned a wikipedia.it source that read as follows:

Boezio è un nome proprio di persona italiano maschile (femminile).

So I guess that Boezio is actually an Italian name, although a very unusal one.
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Re: english equivalent?

Postby misbris » 01 Jul 2008, 01:54

Boezio is probably the Italian version of the Latin Boethius. Here is an interesting reference. Apparently it can be both a first name and a surname.

http://www2.nd.edu/Departments/Maritain ... ethius.htm

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Re: english equivalent?

Postby dragoni » 02 Jul 2008, 01:36

thanks for the replies. i guess it is one of those that does not translate into english. given the peculiarity of the name i rechecked the handwriting and at least in my relative's case it is boezio.


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