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Simple translation of a name.

Postby bottino » 01 Jun 2010, 18:09

I have encountered the name, Jois many times in my reading of birth records. All of my help guides do not contain this name. Sometimes it has a curved line over the middle of the name indicating it probably is an abbreviation.
Can someone please help me with the translation of this name. The records I am reading are in Latin.
Thank you.
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Re: Simple translation of a name.

Postby maestra36 » 02 Jun 2010, 11:13

This is a question for our Latin expert, Livio, so I hope he will see this and be able to help you.

Interesting is that Jois is a small town in eastern Austria, according to wikipedia.
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Re: Simple translation of a name.

Postby Lucap » 02 Jun 2010, 13:07

The name you are looking for is Jo(ann)is, that is the shorten genitive form for the latin name Joannes, that stands for the italian Giovanni.
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Re: Simple translation of a name.

Postby bottino » 02 Jun 2010, 13:26

Excellent, Thanks Luca. I knew it was an abbreviation, and I have been seeing it a lot. Thanks for clearing this up.
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Re: Simple translation of a name.

Postby maestra36 » 02 Jun 2010, 14:09

Thanks, Luca. I should have given you honorable mention too.
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