A few Surnames I can't find meanings for

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Re: A few Surnames I can't find meanings for

Postby Aether » 31 Dec 2007, 00:05

Dear Peter,
I never know were to write my comments!!!! Boh!

Confusing=== In Italian the letter "J" is called "I lungo" and when an Italian tells my name is, as written, "J..." and it is pronounced "I", it will be written "I xxx"

Not to start with "Y" = what the heck it was? Y grieca???

Think about the "Juventus" soccer team = one says Iuventus!!!
OK , now they are is "serie B"!

And, not to mention when someone says at Ellis I. , tells my name is as in "E xxx" the fellow there will write "I xx..." and there it goes!!!!

Or, my name is "Ida", common old Calabrese name, they will write "Aida".
When in doubt I have learned to pronounce names in English, and figure out how to spell in Italian ( at Ellis!) That's the way I am surviving various Calabrese dialects., and old Mss.

However, I may go nuts at the end... Please, be patient with me!

Aether :lol: :lol: :lol:

P.S. can't type a darn! long nails!



































may go nuts at the end....
"Fiori di grano.
Amici piu' di prima saremo;
Amici piu' di prima da lontano".
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Re: A few Surnames I can't find meanings for

Postby PeterTimber » 31 Dec 2007, 02:34

Dear Aether no problema..your bright and charming who could ask for more....da lontano.=peter=
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Re: A few Surnames I can't find meanings for

Postby Aether » 02 Jan 2008, 08:36

Peter,
Here I am again! Sorry! I read all this wealth of information that you all kindly make available to so many!

However, as you must have noticed , nobody writes to me, and I believe that the is way it will be. I do not belong! Awfull feeling!

All this information, all this data, to me are just separate parts of a puzzle - i.e no picture of social, political and economic conditions of those comunes which has prompted the exodus of so many.

My interests are in the total picture of life in particular places and particular times, and their subsequent life - success, or resulting poverty, social unrest , etc. Not of each individual. But of a social group!

You have been most kind, I should no longer impose!

All the very best,
Aether :? :oops:
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Amici piu' di prima da lontano".
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Re: A few Surnames I can't find meanings for

Postby Cora » 02 Jan 2010, 22:17

Ciao Riccardo,

I'm glad that you brought some informations about LAROSA name, cuz that was my grandfather'surname , which he changed as LAROSE , he always denied to have italian blood!!

God bless

Grazie
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Re: A few Surnames I can't find meanings for

Postby PeterTimber » 02 Jan 2010, 23:20

How can I help and what is the surname you need help with?? =Peter=
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