Hyphenated Names

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Hyphenated Names

Postby bottino » 02 May 2011, 17:14

I am running across a number of hyphenated names. Examples indlucd: Caset-Brach, Bertot-Marietti, Bertot-Porcario, Marietti-Data, Obert-Pol. I am just curious as to the origin of such hyphenated names.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 02 May 2011, 17:29

Where?

In Italian comune records? In Italians living outside Italy (especially hispanic culture locations such as South America)?

If in Italy, what region? North? South? Sicily?
Carmine

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Re: Hyphenated Names

Postby bottino » 02 May 2011, 20:22

Forno Canavese, Torino

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Re: Hyphenated Names

Postby bottino » 14 May 2011, 23:05

I am still looking for some help, explaining these hyphenated names. Can someone explain how these come about?
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Postby uantiti » 20 May 2011, 22:16

Hi Paul,
in Piedmont, in small towns, many people had and have a double family name. The second family name was usually the result of a nickname given in the past to distinguish a family from another having the same family name.In the years those nicknames became official and were added to the family name becoming part of it. The reason was that too many people, having same first name and same family name, were also born in the same year and sometimes same month and day causing a lot of confusion. Nicknames were usually in dialect often related to their occupation, a physical peculiarity, the place their ancestors were from, or simply a nickname.
Some of my ancestors lived near a castle and their nickname was in fact "castle" in Piedmontese.

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Re: Hyphenated Names

Postby bottino » 21 May 2011, 02:37

This helps very much. A very clear explanation. Thank you very much.
Paul


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