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Looking for definition of occupation for G-G-G Grandfather

Postby dlc519 » 09 Aug 2010, 12:06

Hi,

In a search for my Great Great Grandmother birth record, I was able to find not one but two Filomena Allocca's born the same year. I am assuming one of them is the right record. In working on interpretation, the father of both Filomena Alloccas had a occupation listed as:

pittinatore

I wasn't sure if the second letter was an e or an i, but it's definatley looking like a p as the first letter.

Can you tell me what this profession is? I've not been successful in transltation.

Thank you,
Denise
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Re: Looking for definition of occupation for G-G-G Grandfath

Postby vj » 09 Aug 2010, 12:50

Hi Denise
A possibility from this site:
http://www.mangeruca.com/occupations.htm
Pettinatore = Wool Comber
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Re: Looking for definition of occupation for G-G-G Grandfath

Postby maestra36 » 09 Aug 2010, 12:56

is there any way you could upload a copy of one of the records using either imageshack or photobucket?

Either the occupation is obsolete which would account for it not being in a current Italian dictionary, or possibly you are transcribing the script incorrectly. In the current dictionary, I only see the following, but I can't say this is the profession. What town are these records from, as that may give a clue to the occupation?

pettinatura-hairstyling


the following is a website with Italian occupations and their English equivalents, in case you need it for future reference:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... ngocc.html
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Re: Looking for definition of occupation for G-G-G Grandfath

Postby maestra36 » 09 Aug 2010, 12:58

Hi Valarie
The occupation you found makes more sense to me.
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Re: Looking for definition of occupation for G-G-G Grandfath

Postby vj » 09 Aug 2010, 13:13

Hi Peg :D !
Hope it helps Denise sort out her records
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Re: Looking for definition of occupation for G-G-G Grandfath

Postby maestra36 » 09 Aug 2010, 13:27

Here is a link for a YouTube video about wool combing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae6aZwswrWs
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Re: Looking for definition of occupation for G-G-G Grandfath

Postby dlc519 » 09 Aug 2010, 13:45

Wow! I can upload the PDA files this evening when I'm home from work, but pettinatore=wool comber makes sense.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Looking for definition of occupation for G-G-G Grandfath

Postby dlc519 » 09 Aug 2010, 13:48

FYI, The records are from Saviano, in Caserta Province.

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