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same name?

Postby dmt1955 » 12 Jun 2014, 21:38

i am wondering if Aniello and Anibale are two distinct names or might one be a version of another (similar to Biase and Biaggio).

thanks for your thoughts
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Re: same name?

Postby erudita74 » 13 Jun 2014, 01:56

dmt1955 wrote:i am wondering if Aniello and Anibale are two distinct names or might one be a version of another (similar to Biase and Biaggio).

thanks for your thoughts
Donna



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As far as I can tell, these two names have different origins and are not variants of the same name.

Aniello seems to be a variant of Agnello, which is the word "lamb" and comes from a Greek word which means "messenger." There was actually an African bishop in Naples, Sant'Agnello in the 6th C. BC, who had fled there from Africa and founded a monastery there. His feast day is celebrated on Dec 14th.

I can only find Anibale with two 'n's." That name appears to derive from Latin-Hannibal. He was a Carthagian general in the Punic Wars in 247 and 183 BC.

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Re: same name?

Postby dmt1955 » 14 Jun 2014, 00:04

thanks so much erudita. anibale and aniello happen to be married to a rosa and their year of birth (1790s) are approximately the same.

neither name shows up as a common first name in that town, which is why i was wondering if the names might be a version of each other.

one more mystery.....
thanks again. i appreciate the indepth information

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Re: same name?

Postby 113yearslater » 14 Jun 2014, 00:16

If you're reading an indexed version of a record where someone had to read the original document and enter the name into a computer, it could be that the name was misread. I have yet to stop encountering new ways to mangle my great-grandfather's first name in computer records. (Aniceto was his name. Arivello, Auceako, Knicet, Amato ... on and on it goes.)
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Re: same name?

Postby erudita74 » 14 Jun 2014, 05:00

dmt1955 wrote:thanks so much erudita. anibale and aniello happen to be married to a rosa and their year of birth (1790s) are approximately the same.

neither name shows up as a common first name in that town, which is why i was wondering if the names might be a version of each other.

one more mystery.....
thanks again. i appreciate the indepth information

donna



You're very welcome, Donna.
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Re: same name?

Postby dmt1955 » 14 Jun 2014, 12:30

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thanks for your thoughts on this. the information are from the actual records, rather than those indexed online. this is just one more mystery that cannot be untangled until I can get access to church records...

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