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occupation of father of bride to be

Postby dmt1955 » 23 Jan 2014, 02:07

http://s23.postimg.org/tp83jzegb/1896_P ... ent_34.jpg

any thoughts on the profession of Giovanni Felice, father of the bride to be? looks something like fontanaro.
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Re: occupation of father of bride to be

Postby erudita74 » 23 Jan 2014, 02:41

dmt1955 wrote:http://s23.postimg.org/tp83jzegb/1896_Purcaro_Marenghi_marriage_intent_34.jpg

any thoughts on the profession of Giovanni Felice, father of the bride to be? looks something like fontanaro.
thanks,
donna



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I believe you have deciphered the profession correctly. In the book Our Italian Surnames by (Prof) Joseph G Fucilla (p.173), he talks about the word being a surname derived from the metal trades and translating to pump maker. That's all I've found so far.
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Re: occupation of father of bride to be

Postby dmt1955 » 23 Jan 2014, 14:28

interesting....this is the first time i have come across that occupation in the town.

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Re: occupation of father of bride to be

Postby erudita74 » 24 Jan 2014, 13:41

dmt1955 wrote:interesting....this is the first time i have come across that occupation in the town.

thank so much
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You're very welcome. I also meant to tell you that the occupation is a form of the word for fountain, which is fontana.

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Re: occupation of father of bride to be

Postby dmt1955 » 24 Jan 2014, 14:12

thanks again for that reference. i discovered that fucilla's book is available at a local library. i look forward to reading it.

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