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3 unknown occupations...

Postby meticulousmobile » 15 Nov 2008, 18:27

I came across these "professions" while researching potential extended family from Grumento Nova, Potenza, they should all be from early 1800s, maybe a bit earlier, just to give a time and place reference. All were hard to read, but I think I got pretty close, just can't find a definition for them. First is "scardassiere", then "cordalano", then "fabriatore". Anyone have any idea on these?
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby PeterTimber » 15 Nov 2008, 18:42

Scardassiere is a wool carder; Cordalano?(Cordaio or Cordaro=Rope maker); Fabriatore?(fabbro=blacksmith or Fabrolignano=woodcarver) =peter=
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby misbris » 15 Nov 2008, 18:55

Here is a list that may be helpful. Don't know if you already have it.

http://www.geocities.com/irishkenj/italjobs.html#INDEX
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby uantiti » 15 Nov 2008, 22:02

The second occupation would probably be "cardalana" having the same meaning of "scardassiere", wool carder. "Fabriatore" is not correct and doesn't have any meaning in Italian. Try and read it again it must be spelt in another way.

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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby PeterTimber » 15 Nov 2008, 22:28

We are relying on one pair of eyes but from afar I cango along with Cardalano instead of Cordalano but the last one should probably read fabbricante =manufacturer, builder but since your my shero I defer to your judgement. =Peter=
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby meticulousmobile » 15 Nov 2008, 23:30

Definitely didnt say fabbricante, but 2 b's seems to be the trend. I was thinking something about rope since "cordata" means "roped party", and great find on scardassiere, would that be someone who works the wool into a useable product?
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Nov 2008, 03:49

A scardassiere prepares raw wool by passing it thru two spiked boards so that it is starightened out in one direction and is a step in preparing the wool to become yarn. =Peter=
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby suanj » 16 Nov 2008, 07:02

fabriatore, probably fabbricatore used as muratore word=Mason / Bricklayer
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby uantiti » 16 Nov 2008, 10:45

On the page attached here below you will see a "cardalana". There are no explanation but the machinery works the way Peter said.
My grandmother had a "carding machine" like this. She used it to card wool and make mattresses. My mother still uses it when she wants to refresh pillow wollen filllings.

http://www.sietiborgoantico.it/mestieri/mestieri.htm

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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby meticulousmobile » 17 Nov 2008, 22:52

Ok so Fabbricatore is same as muratore, and cardalano would be another way to say scardassiere? BTW I forgot another one, from 1835, couldnt find anything close, I read it as "agrimangone", anything? Was I way off? The handwriting is tough, sorry.
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby PeterTimber » 18 Nov 2008, 06:07

could be AGRIMENSORE =Land Survyor =Peter=
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby suanj » 18 Nov 2008, 06:53

I believe that you Peter are right! Agrimensore is"misuratore di terreni"....
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby PeterTimber » 18 Nov 2008, 16:55

Thanks for the confirmation. =peter=
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Re: 3 unknown occupations...

Postby meticulousmobile » 19 Nov 2008, 00:06

Sounds right to me, e and a get confusing depending on who wrote it, as well as g/s and r/n. You guys are awesome, thanks again!
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