Hi Nuccia and Suanj
That was quick work Nuccia and Suanj,Many many thanks for that detailed explanation xx xx
These names were not from the same birth act.
The first one, image 469, was from the birth act of 1853
and the 2nd image was from the birth act of 1860.
So it seems that both sons were given the same name??
Yes, so, perfectly!
I've never heard of that happening before, especially when the first son with that name was still alive when the 2nd one was given the same name??
Yes, normally when the first child died, the second can have the same first name... I don't know if this children was brothers, because, some time, especially in the past time and for common names that was 2 marriages, so 2 family, and the spouse all with equal name ( cousins).. for exemple in Milan:
-1.Mario Rossi son of Giuseppe, spouse Gabriella Bianchi daughter of Francesco
-2. Mario Rossi son of Antonio spouse Gabriella Bianchi daughter of Michele
they can to have a male child, the first in 1853 and they call it Guiovan battista Rossi, so for the second child born in 1860 from other spouses...
and because sometime this casualty was, in Italy always are the right birthdates, the ages, for the relatives of child, and also the name of gfathers almost... so you can to say if the relatives of your 2 Giovambattista are perfectly the same?