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Last name help

Postby bvbellomo » 10 Jul 2012, 20:12

I am trying to figure out the last name of my great great grandmother, from my great grandfather's birth certificate. I took a quick picture thinking it would be easy, but it must not be a common surname. I will post a better picture when I have one.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3322562/Picture%20083.jpg

Her first name was Carmela, but I don't know if her last name was Targarti, Farquarti or something else?

I already know this was in Mirabella Santico and the parent's occupation was contadino/contadina. My great grandfather's name was Pasquale LaPorta and his father was Giuseppe. Anything else you can read would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Last name help

Postby Italysearcher » 10 Jul 2012, 21:00

Here is a way to determine surnames when they are difficut to read.
Go to www.paginebianche.it
Enter the surname without a town and search. If no results, try a different spelling.
Another way is to go to the indexes of the films you are searching and look for a surname that looks the same.
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Re: Last name help

Postby bvbellomo » 10 Jul 2012, 21:13

I did both before I posted, which is why I thought this would be easy.

If anyone has another guess for the first letter other than 'F' or 'T' it would help on www.paginebianche.it.

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Re: Last name help

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jul 2012, 23:35

The image is diffcult to see...

Did you find this online? Maybe you can post a link to the original?

I don't believe the first letter is an "F". Could be "T" or "I"...

How about TARQUINI?

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Re: Last name help

Postby pink67 » 11 Jul 2012, 08:54

Maybe Tangredi??

Laura

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Re: Last name help

Postby bvbellomo » 11 Jul 2012, 15:14

Tangredi is probably correct. Tarquini is a good guess from this picture, but not correct. There is no way the 2nd last letter is an 'n'.

The image is one I took. The microfilm isn't blurry, but it really isn't easier to see most of the letters, especially the first letter.

I went back to look at microfilm yesterday, and my family search center was 'closed indefinitively for rennovation'

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Re: Last name help

Postby adelfio » 11 Jul 2012, 16:06

Just a quick question did she sign the the birth act on the end of the record

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Re: Last name help

Postby Tessa78 » 12 Jul 2012, 02:58

pink67 wrote:Maybe Tangredi??

Laura



I believe that Laura is correct! The surname TANGREDI is found in Mirabello Sannitico stilll today :-)

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