spelling differences for names

Having problems with the Italian language? Do you need help to translate or understand an old family document? There is always someone who can help you!
3 posts • Page 1 of 1

spelling differences for names

Postby dmt1955 » 03 Jul 2013, 14:57

http://s22.postimg.org/d6fcb9q5d/1852_D ... ex0011.jpg
(line #222 - 5th from bottom)

http://s24.postimg.org/6ig141pjp/1852_T ... th_115.jpg

the first file is the index. Tommaso's last name is spelled Mingolelli.
the second file is the death record in which the last name is spelled Mincolelli.
i have seen this on a number of records for individuals with this last name. however, the spelling difference doesn't begin to show up until 1851.

I am curious as to your thoughts about what accounts for the differences in the spelling of the last name in the index and on the record.

thanks,
donna
www.MyItalianFamilies.com
Researching: Purcaro, Raimo, Rizzo, Scaglione, Troisi, Masucci
Locations: Ariano (di Puglia) Irpino, Volturrara, Altavilla, Zungoli
User avatar
dmt1955
Master
Master
 
Posts: 615
Joined: 05 Jun 2010, 19:12
Location: Washington, DC

Re: spelling differences for names

Postby Italysearcher » 03 Jul 2013, 22:25

An index is often prepared by a different person so they could have read the name wrong. The act should be taken as correct. The pronunciation is almost the same for both spellings.
Ann Tatangelo
http://angelresearch.wordpress.com
ANNOYING THE SAINTS - Stories of my Life in Italy. http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-b ... ly/7731505
User avatar
Italysearcher
Master
Master
 
Posts: 1487
Joined: 06 Jan 2008, 20:58
Location: Sora, Italy

Re: spelling differences for names

Postby dmt1955 » 04 Jul 2013, 13:30

thanks, ann.

donna
www.MyItalianFamilies.com
Researching: Purcaro, Raimo, Rizzo, Scaglione, Troisi, Masucci
Locations: Ariano (di Puglia) Irpino, Volturrara, Altavilla, Zungoli
User avatar
dmt1955
Master
Master
 
Posts: 615
Joined: 05 Jun 2010, 19:12
Location: Washington, DC


3 posts • Page 1 of 1

Return to Italian language, handwriting , script & translations

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 4 guests

Copyright © 2014. www.ItalianGenealogy.com.