Occupation: Fucilaro - Mastro Giuseppe Caifano

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Occupation: Fucilaro - Mastro Giuseppe Caifano

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 26 Nov 2015, 04:52

Looking at Death Act 183, the deceased, Mastro Giuseppe Caifano's occupation is fucilaro? I'm guessing this has something to do with guns maybe. Can anyone help with a definition of the word fucilaro and/or what the work might entail. Thank you.

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

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Re: Occupation: Fucilaro - Mastro Giuseppe Caifano

Postby Edward Keeports » 26 Nov 2015, 04:56

It sounds like Fusilier to me...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusilier

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Re: Occupation: Fucilaro - Mastro Giuseppe Caifano

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 26 Nov 2015, 05:41

Thank you, Edward. Yes it does, but I'm not sure that's it. The word fucilier translates to Italian “fuciliere” which translates to English “rifeman”. I know for sure that “fucile” is gun or rifle because my dad use to go out hunting and owned a few “fucili”. I'm thinking that, because he is called “Mastro” he was possibly a type of craftsman, maybe. Possibly he built or repaired guns. I'm not sure though. He may have been in the military though.

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Re: Occupation: Fucilaro - Mastro Giuseppe Caifano

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 17 Dec 2015, 20:10

AngelaGrace56 wrote:Looking at Death Act 183, the deceased, Mastro Giuseppe Caifano's occupation is fucilaro? I'm guessing this has something to do with guns maybe. Can anyone help with a definition of the word fucilaro and/or what the work might entail. Thank you.

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

Angela


Am bumping this topic in case anyone else has anything to add about the occupation "fucilaro".
Angela :)


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