Occupations on Italian documents

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Occupations on Italian documents

Postby donnawright » 09 Dec 2009, 10:58

I see two occupations on documents I recently received.

One is Colona - Do I understand correctly that this is a farmer who works on a farm owned by someone else?


And... Campagnolo - countryman. Exactly what is a countryman.

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Re: Occupations on Italian documents

Postby liviomoreno » 09 Dec 2009, 11:29

donnawright wrote:I see two occupations on documents I recently received.

One is Colono - Do I understand correctly that this is a farmer who works on a farm owned by someone else?

you are correct
donnawright wrote:And... Campagnolo - countryman. Exactly what is a countryman.



According to Webster: one living in the country or marked by country ways, rustic
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Re: Occupations on Italian documents

Postby donnawright » 09 Dec 2009, 12:02

Thank you for this and your last translation. I am making progress. I have some help from an Italian who does not know English, and that is a challenge in itself. But together we figure a good bit of it out, and then I depend on this forum for clarification.

As for countryman, what kind of work does this indicate?
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Re: Occupations on Italian documents

Postby liviomoreno » 09 Dec 2009, 15:51

I would say that he is a farmer
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