Unusual Given names

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Unusual Given names

Postby misbris » 24 Oct 2008, 20:35

I came across these given names in my research. They may be badly spelled or mistranscribed. Can anyone help?

Mulestino (M)

Angiola (F) (I know the obvious is Angela)

Jiacinto (M) (Born Bordeaux France, but doesn't seem to be French or Italian)
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby Sirena » 24 Oct 2008, 21:40

Misbris,

I think the Jacinto is Portuguese for Jack.
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Oct 2008, 03:52

Jacinto is of spanish and Greek origin with variants Giacintho, Giacinto, Jacindo. =Peter=
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Oct 2008, 03:57

Angiola is of greek origin. =Peter=
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Oct 2008, 04:13

Mulestino is elusive. Sorry =Peter=
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby liviomoreno » 25 Oct 2008, 05:08

Mulestino could be Modestino
Angiola is OK
Jacinto is Giacinto
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby misbris » 25 Oct 2008, 14:20

Thanks very much, :lol:

I'm going to go with Modestino and Giacinto.

Livio, are you saying that Angiola is actually a name?
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Oct 2008, 14:35

Modestino is both a name and a surname. Oddly enough one of my neighbors was born in Avellino,Italy and his first name was Modestino while various directories show Modestino as a surname as well. =Peter=
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby liviomoreno » 25 Oct 2008, 15:40

misbris wrote: Livio, are you saying that Angiola is actually a name?

Yes, it is not very popular. Variations could be Angiolina and Angela...
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Oct 2008, 20:11

Actually its Greek origin identifies it as "heavenly messenger" and there are 64 variations thruout the world for Angiola. =Peter=
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby misbris » 25 Oct 2008, 20:43

Grazie tutti :D
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Re: Unusual Given names

Postby Joannsalvo » 26 Oct 2008, 12:03

Hi,
My 4-great grandfather's name was Giacinto Lorello from Parco, Sicily (now known as Altofonte). I have various documents that was part of allegati that appears to be in Latin from 1826.
It states Giacinto's name as Hiacinto and Hyacinthy.

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