Help with Italian

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MSugumele
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Help with Italian

Postby MSugumele » 09 Feb 2012, 18:53

Hello,

I am reading Italian records from Lungro, Cosenza, Calabria....and after each male's name is what I think is a decriptive term, but when I use my Goggle translation tool, I get nothing really useful.

Can you help with the meaning of these words(usually found after a comma, after the man's name in a birth, death, marriage record:

bracciale
calzolaio
vaticale
campagnolo = farmer?
zappatore
filatrice, after a woman's name

Thank you !

Marcia Sugumele

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Re: Help with Italian

Postby oilman19 » 09 Feb 2012, 20:15

They are the person's profession. I had a list which I am still trying to hunt down. If I find it, I will post it for you.
Jim

Researching surnames Ianniello, Tamburrino, Mattora/Martora/Mattori & Scialla in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania.

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Re: Help with Italian

Postby oilman19 » 09 Feb 2012, 20:29

Here is a list that may help.

Bracciale/ Bracciante or Day Laborer
Agricoltore/Farmer
Villico/ Farmer
Colono/ Tenant Farmer
Massaro/ Manager of Country Estate

The Transumanza
Pastore/Pecoraio or Shepherd

Cartolano or Wool Carder
Filalana/ Filatrice or Spinner
Molinaro/Muglinaio or Miller
Pastaio or Pasta Maker
Panettiere or Breadmaker

Escaiolo or Mushroom Picker
Carbonaio or Coal Seller

Calzolaio or the Cobbler
Barilaro or Barrel Maker
Caldararo/Ramaio or Coppersmith
Falegname or Carpenter
Ferraro or Ironsmith/Blacksmith

Bettoliere or Tavern Keeper
Melaro/Honey Dealer
Panniere/ Seller of Cloths and Linens
Trafficante/Dealer or Merchant
Vaticale/Carrier of Various Merchandise
Jim

Researching surnames Ianniello, Tamburrino, Mattora/Martora/Mattori & Scialla in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Caserta, Campania.

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Re: Help with Italian

Postby adelfio » 09 Feb 2012, 20:57

Website for Italian occupations
click on prompt
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... ngocc.html
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Researching Trabia, Palermo surnames Adelfio, Bondi, Butera, Scardino,Rinella, Scardamaglia

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Re: Help with Italian

Postby pdchenderson13 » 09 Feb 2012, 22:57

Hi Oilman, and Adelfio.....These are amazing......and so different from todays professions......They do bring very nostalgic images to mind....

My father grew up in Canicatti, and I have many stories of the time he spent with the shomaker!

Thank you for this information.
Grazie Patrizia

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Re: Help with Italian

Postby MSugumele » 11 Feb 2012, 15:52

Thanks to everyone who posted....the lists will a great help to me as I continue my research!

Marcia


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