Simmaco Martora birth

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Simmaco Martora birth

Postby oilman19 » 06 Feb 2010, 23:42

Can you please translate this birth. I'm not sure I am reading the given name correctly.

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Re: Simmaco Martora birth

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Feb 2010, 04:17

Hi Jim,

I have to agree with you that it looks like Simmaco. However, I didn't find that name among those on the web site Carmine posted.

For your reference
http://www.nomix.it/700s.php

The birth record is for the birth of Simmaco Martora, born on July 3, 1882, to Gennaro Martora, age 35, farmer; and Giuseppa Caserta, his wife at the house on Via Anfiteatro.

Witnesses: Alessandro Rauso and Francesco di Gennaro.


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Re: Simmaco Martora birth

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Feb 2010, 04:35

However Googling Simmaco turns up many instances of the name as both a given name and as a surname.

This web site, for a management firm, gives the origin of the name as Ancient Greek and says,

Simmaco, means “ a person who fights withâ€
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Re: Simmaco Martora birth

Postby PeterTimber » 07 Feb 2010, 05:10

Actually the Pope Simmaco 359 to 369 wrote a letter to the emperor concerning christianization and the struggle against paganism which gives the name/surname validity as an imported and italianized surname/ name of Greek origin. =Peter=
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Re: Simmaco Martora birth

Postby oilman19 » 07 Feb 2010, 10:07

Thank you all for the great info. Simmaco is a sibling of Matteo, who eventually emigrated to U.S.
Tessa, you found a manifest last week that indicated Matteo was visiting his brother Salvatore. Since I haven't found any birth record for Salvatore, I have to wonder if Simmaco and Salvatore are the same person.
Just thinking out loud.
Again, I appreciate everyone's help.

Jim
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Researching surnames Ianniello, Tamburrino, Mattora/Martora/Mattori & Scialla in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania.


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