name change- Scipione to Fabio

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name change- Scipione to Fabio

Postby oilman19 » 27 Feb 2011, 21:11

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I have the birth act and death act of Pasquale Aulicino. Is it likely his father's name changed in 14 months? His father was Scipione when Pasquale was born and now it is Fabio? :?

All other documents I have found have Scipione as his name. Should I just accept this as an error on the death act or am I missing something important? Has anyone seen this in their research?

Opinions please.

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Re: name change- Scipione to Fabio

Postby liviomoreno » 28 Feb 2011, 06:17

Maybe Scipione was known as Fabio by his friends, so when Luigi Baldassarre and Giovanni Sepolvera went to the town hall to announce Pasquale's death they just referred that he was the son of Fabio and did not use the official name, Scipione.

Another option is that there are 2 Pasquale and this is a case of homonymy.

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Re: name change- Scipione to Fabio

Postby oilman19 » 28 Feb 2011, 10:05

I would have to think your 1st theory is the most likely. Were nicknames common in those days? I'm afraid I have not seen any evidence of such in my research. However, I have seen first or middle names dropped in lieu of using only the other.

Since Scipione is listed on previous documents as a "ward of the state" or parentless, I didn't think he would likely have 2 given names.

This quite puzzling, don't you think?

Thank you for your help.
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Re: name change- Scipione to Fabio

Postby liviomoreno » 28 Feb 2011, 11:35

Unfortunately every guess could be right or wrong....


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