With all of the documents I have found, I guess I was overdue to find one like this. I surmised this response but kept putting it off. I didn't delay it because of embarassment (I didn't know my ancestors) but because I figured it would probably leave me with a number of unanswered questions. So, I kept overlooking it and chose to work on the easy records that fit neatly into my ancestral tree.
I got brave today. Now I will deal with it in any way that I can. Your help and insight is very much appreciated.
Researching surnames Ianniello, Tamburrino, Mattora/Martora/Mattori & Scialla in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania.
The record may be on microfilm. I don't know if your town has a separate category for acts of recognition documents. I have to look at the microfilm descriptions in the family history library catalog for your town's records.
Another thing would be to get a copy of her marriage record to this man. There will probably be a handwritten notation at the bottom of the document saying that the marriage legitimized their son. The notation may also say if his surname was legally changed at that time.
Good news! I found the matrimonio. The bad news is, it is a supplement to the Atti Di Matrimonio's.
It is one very long paragraph that I could never translate. I have scanned as many images as I thought necessary to read it, since the scanner doesn't always give a consistently clear image on the whole frame.
So, I need the details of the matrimoni and whether Antonio's surname is changed to his father's. Basically, a reading of the pertinent parts of the document.
I appreciate any help I can get. Thank you.
On the last page it does say that the marriage legitimized the son Antonio Sicalla, but there is nothing there about his last name being changed, as far as I can tell. I know this is going to be disappointing for you.
It seems that the spouses were both in their 40s when they married. Vito Caliandro was 46 (or 43?) and had been born in the town of Cisternino (which is in Puglia). He as also a resident there. The street name is given Vico Taona???-son of Vitoantonio, who was resident in (can't figure out the town name) and deceased Vittoria Zozzi. Vito was some sort of guardia (which would be like a sentry or watchman, but there is another word as part of his occupation which I can't make out). Maria Scialla was age 48 and a housewife. She had been born in Aversa (in Caserta Province) and was a resident on Vico Crono??? (not sure of street name). She was the daughter of deceased Agostino, resident in life in Aversa and deceased Teresa (can't make out her surname yet)-also a resident in life there. There are names of witnesses given, as well as a mention of the first and second publication). That's pretty much what I have so far.
I think you're right about the surname Lizzi, T. Always good to have another set of eyes to read these documents. I'm not convinced though that the town of residence for the groom's father begins with a G, especially if the maiden name is Gravino, which I think it is. The initial letter is formed totally differently.