Strange Notation

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Strange Notation

Postby krash142 » 01 Mar 2016, 01:09

I found a notation above several of my ancestors' names that read as an Mag with a superscript of t or an M with a superscript of ro

Does anyone know what this means? It appears to denote the title of Marchio.

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Re: Strange Notation

Postby erudita74 » 01 Mar 2016, 02:06

I think the abbreviation you are seeing is for the Latin word magistro which is the equivalent of the Italian word maestro. It means master or expert of his trade, or it can mean teacher.

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Re: Strange Notation

Postby krash142 » 01 Mar 2016, 02:11

Thank you!

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Re: Strange Notation

Postby krash142 » 01 Mar 2016, 02:13

Oh! I did notice that the ancestors were often father-and-son, and the other one's roots I haven't traced yet.

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Re: Strange Notation

Postby erudita74 » 01 Mar 2016, 02:46

You're very welcome.
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