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mother's first name on death record

Postby dmt1955 » 28 Feb 2015, 21:43

http://s8.postimg.org/gxu7sazvp/1892_Vo ... _death.jpg

http://s3.postimg.org/huo2qu1rn/1892_Vo ... _death.jpg

this is the same file, except 9 b is darker....

i am trying to determine the mother's first name.

her last name is Ingino, the first name looks like Dognamarita of Doznamarita....is this a name? a designation?

Thanks so much. I appreciate your efforts.
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Re: mother's first name on death record

Postby Anizio » 28 Feb 2015, 21:49

Degnamerita. Only thing it could be. When in doubt, type variations in google until you find a name that matches or google auto corrects you ;)

Italian women seem to have a wide variety of very strange and unusual names, even by modern Italian standards, throughout history. I have encountered 5 or 6 in my family tree.
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Re: mother's first name on death record

Postby dmt1955 » 28 Feb 2015, 21:54

thank you.
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Re: mother's first name on death record

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 28 Feb 2015, 22:11

Hi Donna

I am reading "Degnamarita". This appears to be a name but I had not heard this before.

Angela :)

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Re: mother's first name on death record

Postby Anizio » 28 Feb 2015, 22:15

True, could be Degnamarita or Degnamerita. Although I suspect its just two variant spellings of the same name, like how sometimes the same ancestor will be called Caterina or Catterina, or Getulio and Getullio, or for older records Angelo and Angiolo depending on the record. In all 4 cases, the pronunciation is the same which is what was more important at the time.

I'd find another record to confirm spelling.
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Re: mother's first name on death record

Postby dmt1955 » 28 Feb 2015, 22:23

it's a new one for me, too, angela! thanks for your thoughts on this.

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Re: mother's first name on death record

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 01 Mar 2015, 06:21

Anizio wrote:True, could be Degnamarita or Degnamerita. Although I suspect its just two variant spellings of the same name, like how sometimes the same ancestor will be called Caterina or Catterina, or Getulio and Getullio, or for older records Angelo and Angiolo depending on the record. In all 4 cases, the pronunciation is the same which is what was more important at the time.

I understand what you are saying and basically agree, although I would imagine that there would be a "slight" difference in the pronunciation of the names Degnamarita/Degnamerita?
Angela :)

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Re: mother's first name on death record

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 01 Mar 2015, 06:22

dmt1955 wrote:it's a new one for me, too, angela! thanks for your thoughts on this.
donna

You are welcome Donna.
Angela :D

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Re: mother's first name on death record

Postby liviomoreno » 01 Mar 2015, 07:52

It is a valid female first name after a Saint named Degnamerita: http://www.europeana.eu/portal/record/0 ... AA076.html

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Postby Anizio » 01 Mar 2015, 08:58

AngelaGrace56 wrote:I understand what you are saying and basically agree, although I would imagine that there would be a "slight" difference in the pronunciation of the names Degnamarita/Degnamerita?
Angela :)


Slight yes. But considering dialects, the difference would be negligible.
Type both names into google translate and click the button that pronounces them. You can hear how they sound. Again do the same thing with Angelo and Angiolo. Sure theres technically a difference, but practically when some 1800s Italians are just casually talking. nah.
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Re: learned that Saint Degna mother's first name on death re

Postby dmt1955 » 01 Mar 2015, 13:32

livio
thanks so much for this information. so far I learned that Degna means excellent or esteemed and Aug 11, her name day - Saint Degna the Virgin, lived in the 3th century. i look forward to discovering more about this.

i am very appreciative of these bits of information -- they add to the richness of history & genealogy.
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Re: mother's first name on death record

Postby liviomoreno » 01 Mar 2015, 16:11

Donna, Santa Degna and Santa Degnamerita are two different Saints.
Santa Degna died in the year 303
Santa Degnamerita died in the year 220

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Re: mother's first name on death record

Postby dmt1955 » 01 Mar 2015, 17:00

livio,
thanks for the clarification. i will make sure I keep my saints straight!

very appreciative
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