Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

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Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 14 May 2012, 02:51

Happy Mother's Day!
I found my great-grandfather, Rosario Incognito's birth record. It is very hard to read. It is Giosia the year 1856. I will upload the Index where he is number 37, however there is a Santo Incognito listed as number 36 - I am thinking maybe he was a twin.
I will upload the two records for Rosario and Santo.

I thank you in advance for your time. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I would like the date and his parents name, if possible.

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Rosario Birth Record Number 37:

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Santo Birth Record Number 36:
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Re: Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

Postby liviomoreno » 14 May 2012, 08:31

Rosario Incognito, aged 44, peasant Farmer, residing in Patti, born in Gioiosa Marea to unknown parents, husband of Carmela Cappadona, died in Patti , Contrada Mulinello, on DEc 21 1900, at 2:00PM.

The birth record 36 is for a female, Santa, born to parents unknown

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Re: Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 14 May 2012, 13:09

http://postimage.org/image/7l99t1faf/

I am sorry, somehow I uploaded his death record. Above is the birth record for Rosario Incognito. It is number 37 in the records and number 36 was for a Santo Incognito. Since they are so close in the records, could they be twins?

Also, if parents are listed as "unknown" does that mean it is the end of my research for this part of the family tree or is there some other way of searching for the parents?

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Re: Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

Postby liviomoreno » 14 May 2012, 15:13

Yes, I believe that Rosario and Santa were twins: they were presented to the town hall the same day (march 25) at the same time (4:00pm) by the same woman, Felicia Bora, who was in charge of the foundling wheel (profession "Ruotara").

Unfortunately you reached a dead end, Felicia was (maybe) the only person who might have had any info on their parents..

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Re: Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 14 May 2012, 23:12

Thank you Livio:

Oh my, how interesting and so sad. It means that these twin babies were abandoned by their mother? Do you know if Santa was female? I thought if the name ends in a it is female. Also, one other question, the surname - Incognito. Do you think that was the actual name of the family or maybe in the foundling - because they didn't know the surname they just put "incognito" (which in Italian means "unknown")?
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Re: Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

Postby liviomoreno » 15 May 2012, 07:15

Yes, as I said in my previous post (post180769.html#p180769) Santa is a female. Not all the names ending in a are female, for instance Luca, Nicola, Andrea are male.
"Incognito", which, as you said, means "unknown" is a typical surname that was given to children that were abandoned.
What is weird in these two documents (#36 and #37) is that on the right side, where the baptism is recorded, the two babies are indicated as Santa Incognito Cicerone and Rosario Incognito Coclite.

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Re: Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

Postby Italysearcher » 15 May 2012, 11:29

Livio, is it possible since those 'surnames' were added by the priest they are the names of the 'wet nurses'? Or surnames given by the priest?
On the records I have seen (not Sicily) babies thought to be twins (left together) were indicated as such on the record and received the same surname.
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Re: Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

Postby liviomoreno » 15 May 2012, 11:47

Italysearcher wrote:Livio, is it possible since those 'surnames' were added by the priest they are the names of the 'wet nurses'? Or surnames given by the priest?
On the records I have seen (not Sicily) babies thought to be twins (left together) were indicated as such on the record and received the same surname.

I don't know, Cicerone is found as surname in Sicily but not in the province of Messina and Coclite is not found as a surname in Sicily.
Any conclusion could be true or false, I do not see any clue that could help :(

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Re: Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 15 May 2012, 12:03

Wow! This is so interesting. Thanks again for your thoughts and comments. This is so much to take in and digest. Any other thoughts would be appreciated.
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Re: Rosario Incognito - Birth Record

Postby liviomoreno » 15 May 2012, 12:25

Both Cicerone and Coclite are ancient Roman names
Horatius Cocles (Cocles = with only one eyes) was a famous Roman hero in the IV century BC http://gsndev.org/archives/webs/citrag/ ... lg_002.htm
Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, Roman consul and constitutionalist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicero


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