Pronunciation of the name Leone

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Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby DebiHarbuck » 07 Nov 2010, 13:30

How would a southern Italian (Craco, Matera) pronounce the surname Leone? I am having some difficulty locating marriage and census records for the children of my Leones after they left their parents' home and need some more ideas of alternate/phonetic spellings.
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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Nov 2010, 13:35

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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby DebiHarbuck » 07 Nov 2010, 13:37

Thanks, Carmine!
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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Nov 2010, 13:39

DebiHarbuck wrote:Thanks, Carmine!


Car-MEE-nay. Roll the "r". :)
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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby DebiHarbuck » 07 Nov 2010, 14:19

Good to know! :)

That site is wonderful, by the way. For those that don't speak Italian at all (like me!) it's a huge help to know how a native speaker would pronounce names and places. Not just to know how a name might have been transcribed but also to figure out why some Italian names were Americanized the way the were (for instance, I now understand why a brother named Ciro was known to the children as "Uncle Jerry"). :)
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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Nov 2010, 14:23



Leone is pronounced...

Lay-own-eh

"Lee" would be the sound that begins "limone"
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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Nov 2010, 14:34

Tessa78 wrote:


Leone is pronounced...

Lay-own-eh

"Lee" would be the sound that begins "limone"
:-)

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Of course. I typed Lee when I meant Lay. :oops:

As to the final syllable, my impression is that "nay" vs. "neh" is perhaps regional? I can find many examples of the "ne" syllable being pronounced either way.
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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby DebiHarbuck » 07 Nov 2010, 14:41

Thanks, Tessa. :) I will try several spelling variations. This one really has me stumped.

I have Andrea (Andrew, Andy) Leone b. 3 Aug 1897, in the 1900 & 1910 census with his parents (Domenico & Vincenza) and I have his WWI draft card from 1918 (married, but his wife isn't named...just "wife'). In the 1930 census, his oldest 2 daughters are living with their maternal grandmother (Stella Blumetti)..and in 1931 he married his second wife, Elizabeth Zucco. BUT, no sign him so far in the 1920 or 1930 census...and no record located for the first marriage. It's a puzzler.
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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Nov 2010, 15:20

Hi Debi :-)

Where did the marriage to Elizabeth Zucco take place?

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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby maestra36 » 07 Nov 2010, 15:38

Zucco Elizabeth M Apr 21 1931 Manhattan 9227

Leone Andrea Apr 21 1931 Manhattan 9227

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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby DebiHarbuck » 07 Nov 2010, 15:38

Manhattan, Tessa, which is also where Andrea was born.
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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby DebiHarbuck » 07 Nov 2010, 15:39

What Peg said! :)
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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby maestra36 » 07 Nov 2010, 15:46

maybe this is a possibility but it is not cross referenced with the bride's index


Leone Andrea Jul 15 1916 Manhattan 26813

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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Nov 2010, 15:53

Yes, I saw that and was thinking the same thing...

Certainly living in Manhattan within that time according to the WWI card...

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Re: Pronunciation of the name Leone

Postby DebiHarbuck » 07 Nov 2010, 16:01

It's a definite possibility and is on my 'to order' list.
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