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Unusual name

Postby MauroMags » 21 Aug 2009, 02:30

Has anyone ever seen this name before?


I believe it reads "Clodesvinto"

Does this have other origins besides Italian?

Latin perhaps?


Any comments would be welcome

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Re: Unusual name

Postby jwazevedo » 21 Aug 2009, 04:25

You might be interested in this:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Y3EuAA ... to&f=false

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Re: Unusual name

Postby MauroMags » 21 Aug 2009, 04:33

Yes, i saw that also...

Its obviously a name unique to Molfetta... An ellis island name search also turns up Clodesvinto Palmiotti from Molfetta (Probably related to the individual above)

Any idea to what Clodesvinto means?
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Re: Unusual name

Postby jwazevedo » 21 Aug 2009, 05:11

How about this, Mauro?

http://www.behindthename.com/name/clodovicus

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Re: Unusual name

Postby MauroMags » 21 Aug 2009, 05:20

Interesting...

I guess its an Italianized version of a German name...

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Re: Unusual name

Postby jwazevedo » 21 Aug 2009, 06:02

Or as long as we're speculating: Back in the Napoleonic era, when everyone in Naples was fighting the English, along comes an English general named Clodes, and he is defeated (vinto), and suddenly the jubilant men are all naming their sons Clodesvinto. It's far-fetched, probably ridiculous. Let's hope someone from Molfetta chimes in with the real story behind the name. Good luck, Mauro.

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Re: Unusual name

Postby pink67 » 21 Aug 2009, 09:10

Found a reference no this site too:

http://gw4.geneanet.org/index.php3?b=me ... os+francos

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Re: Unusual name

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Aug 2009, 13:04

Clodesvinto is a italianized version of the German LUDWIG whose roots emanate from King Clovis and was Clodivicus in Latin.

There was a decree concerning a Clodesvinto as a first name with MAGRONE as a last name or surname in April 1836 being recognized as an orphan in Molfetta (BA) =Peter=
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Re: Unusual name

Postby ckcage » 14 Jan 2010, 10:28

Palmiotti clodesvinto was my grandfather, his father was Pantaleo, my mother told me that Clodesvinto meaning in Latin "Claudio never won". Bye Daniele ATTENNI
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