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Need Help With Names on Marriage Record

Postby jestes » 22 Aug 2016, 02:37

The groom is Giovanni Castronovo. I'm not sure but his father's name looks like the latin form of William. His mother's name looks like Paula Sedita (a relatively common last name in this area).

The bride is Melchiora Lo Scalzo. Her mother looks like Vincenza Terranova. Can anyone tell what her father's name is? Maybe the tail of the "e" in Paule above is confusing me.

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Re: Need Help With Names on Marriage Record

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 22 Aug 2016, 04:06

I'm no expert on Latin names but I would say that his name is Saverio (Latin Saverii).

The groom's father is Gugliemo (or the Latin spelling may translate to Guilermo here?). His mother is Paola (Paulus) Sedita. Someone else might confirm/edit.

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Re: Need Help With Names on Marriage Record

Postby jestes » 23 Aug 2016, 01:41

Thanks, I think you are right. "Guglielmo" seems to be the Italian spelling and "Guillermo" would be Spanish.

John

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Re: Need Help With Names on Marriage Record

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 23 Aug 2016, 03:32

jestes wrote:Thanks, I think you are right. "Guglielmo" seems to be the Italian spelling and "Guillermo" would be Spanish.

John


Happy to help. That's really interesting about Giulermo being the Spanish spelling because my understanding is that the Spanish for William was a name which sounds like "Gishermo". (We have a lot of South Americans where I live and my son's friend's father is from Colombia and he said his name "Gishermo" translated to William? - as of course does the Italian name Guglielmo). Interesting. I'll have to look into this a bit more.

Angela :D

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Re: Need Help With Names on Marriage Record

Postby PippoM » 25 Aug 2016, 11:53

It depends on the way south-americans pronounce the Spanish letter "ll" (yes, it's considered a "letter").
Spanish pronounce it as an intermediate between Italian "gl" and "j" (try listening some words by Google Translator, for instance "aglio" or "coniglio"); South Americans pronounce it something like Russian "Ž" (I tried listening to surname "Žhukov"); so it may sound more like "Gishermo"
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Re: Need Help With Names on Marriage Record

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 27 Aug 2016, 21:41

Thank you for your input, Pippo. It makes good sense.
Angela


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