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help discerning Italian Given name

Postby paxtoncat » 28 Mar 2005, 05:30

I need help discerning an Italian first name from a parrochial record in Italian cursive.

The name, from what I can tell is Gio_ _ _hino. There may be another letter in there, it's on the fold of the paper and I can't tell.

In our family records, this person was known as "Jack".

He lived in Altavilla Malicia in Palermo, Sicily

Can anyone help??

Thanks
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Re: help discerning Italian Given name

Postby mfjp » 28 Mar 2005, 06:09

Hi!

It could be Gioacchino

(Joachim)

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Re: help discerning Italian Given name

Postby paxtoncat » 28 Mar 2005, 20:38

oooo, excellent! It could be!

the a and the c were my first guess but I haven't heard that name before....

Thanks so much mfjp!!
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