As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
My grandfather's occupation in 1913 in Atrani, Italy was listed as "car salesman". Is that even possible? I don't know much about the automobile industry but were there enough cars in the tiny village of Atrani (much less usable roads) to make a car salesman a viable occupation?
This is my grandfather's marriage certificate. It lists his occupation as car salesman. I am questioning that.
I hope this works. This is what I got from the clerk in Atrani. I was told that the translation for my grandfather's occupation was Car Salesman. I am questioning that since it was 1913. First of all, did I attach this properly and can it be opened? And then, is the translation wrong?
One suggestion was:"it looks like lerosiere which does not mean anything so I think she meant caroziere, which mean cart repairman but I can’t say for sure". That makes much more sense to me. Thanks for your response.