Help with latin baptismal abbreviations

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Help with latin baptismal abbreviations

Postby sertolicell » 20 Oct 2015, 20:00

Hi there

I am looking for help with the baptismal latin abbreviations in the record of Antonino Matteo Salvatore Oliveri (Church of Sant'Ippolito al Capo, Palermo 1820).

So far my own transcription looks something like this:

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Anno D(omi)ni 1820
Die decimasexta Maii
Rev(erendus) Sac(erdos) D(on) Natalii (Natale?) Barracco
… Cond: bapt[izatus] Inf[ans] hodie na-
tum ex Josepho Oliveri et Au-
gustina Cassetta jug(alium?) … …
c: n: Antoninus, Mattheus, et (?)
Salvator(is) PP [patrini] Mattheus …
et Anna Ta..mmina


Here is the original record:
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and here is another page with better visual clarity of the priest's name:
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Thanks a lot!
Roberto

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Re: Help with latin baptismal abbreviations

Postby erudita74 » 21 Oct 2015, 00:44

I think you've done well with the abbreviations. The surname of the godfather Mattheus is Cocilovo.

Erudita

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Re: Help with latin baptismal abbreviations

Postby sertolicell » 21 Oct 2015, 07:13

Thanks Erudita, I see that you are right about the Cocilovo surname.

Can anyone fill in the blank parts?

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Re: Help with latin baptismal abbreviations

Postby carubia » 21 Oct 2015, 08:59

The godmother's surname looks clearly like "Tarummina". That could be a variant of the name Taormina, if the 'o' and 'r' were transposed, the 'm' doubled, and the 'o' swapped for a Sicilian 'u'.

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Re: Help with latin baptismal abbreviations

Postby sertolicell » 21 Oct 2015, 10:34

Carubia,
I think you're absolutely right. "Taormina" is very frequent in present-day Sicily:
http://www.cognomix.it/mappe-dei-cognomi-italiani/TAORMINA

and especially in the Palermo-area:
http://www.cognomix.it/mappe-dei-cognomi-italiani/TAORMINA/SICILIA

so this makes perfect sense that "Taruminna" is spelling variant of "Taormina".

-Roberto

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Re: Help with latin baptismal abbreviations

Postby carubia » 21 Oct 2015, 13:27

Where I concentrate my research in Agrigento province, the name was spelled Taormina and Tavormina, with the latter form eventually winning out. In Palermo, Taormina currently predominates. However, if you do a search for similar names among the records indexed on FS, you'll find "Trummina," "Taurumina, "etc. I don't think all these variants were the result of transcription errors by the indexers.

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Re: Help with latin baptismal abbreviations

Postby erudita74 » 21 Oct 2015, 14:06

Yes, I believe that Tarummina was the spelling of Taormina in an old Sicilian dialect.

https://books.google.com/books?id=U_UlA ... YgKHfLsBbE

I've actually been there. Took the train from Messina to the town below Taormina and then a bus up to the town. The bus route is a single winding lane in each direction. It has blind curve after blind curve and the driver has to honk his horn before every curve, as he needs to swing into the lane of the vehicles coming down in order to proceed up to the town of Taormina

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Re: Help with latin baptismal abbreviations

Postby carubia » 21 Oct 2015, 14:54

I've been to Taormina, too, as I'm sure a number of other people here have, since it's a popular tourist attraction. It's well worth the trip. I have a little painting my GGF did of Taormina in the 1950s; his hometown was 30 km north.


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