is this an actual name?

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is this an actual name?

Postby fredoniapeaches » 11 Aug 2008, 19:30

With help from the town historian, via telephone...he helped my locate my great great grandmother, Carmela. the record he was looking at was hard for him to read. but he thought it said that her father's name was "Nobis"...that doesn't sound like any name i've ever heard. so I'm sure it's incorrect. what could look like that...but be an actual Italian name for a man?

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Re: is this an actual name?

Postby suanj » 11 Aug 2008, 19:47

Nobis? Nobis is latin spell=we..you sure abt Nobis?
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Re: is this an actual name?

Postby fredoniapeaches » 11 Aug 2008, 19:54

not really sure about it at all. the man i spoke with was elderly and was having trouble reading the record. that why i ask if there is anything close to what he thought it read that might be an actual name.

if you were reading an old record written in poor hand writting and it looked like Nobis...what might it actually be??!! there i think i said it a bit better that time.

sorry i confuse myself when i speak!! oy.

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Re: is this an actual name?

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Aug 2008, 21:08

Nobis is indeed a surname in good standing in Italy. There are some 62 cities,towns and villages mostly concentrated in Campania and Lombardia regions. www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi for distribution particulars.

The Italian surname dictionary has no listing for Nobis nor is it related to Nobili which is listed as an Italian surname. I even took a look at my Latin dictionary with all its byzantine grammar wirthout success. =Peter=

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Postby Lucap » 11 Aug 2008, 21:22

Can't you have a copy/pic of that act? I think it's the only way we can help you (If the man that helps you is not used to read old documents, he could have confused even all the letters!)

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Re: is this an actual name?

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Aug 2008, 21:29

we will only know the name is not spelled correctly if inquiries to the town of origin are rejected as not being known surname in that place. =Peter=


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