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what does cargese mean?

Postby cippy40 » 02 Dec 2006, 12:50

I'm looking over some civil birth records from Salemi, Trapani, Sicily and have come across a birth record that lists a man's occupation as "Cargese". I cannot seem to find a translation for this word.

The record says: "Cargese domiciliato in Salemi...."

A record from 2 years later shows this man's (Giuseppe Caruso) occupation as "contadino" which I understand means "peasant".

Does anyone know what "Cargese" might mean?

Thanks.

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Re: what does cargese mean?

Postby suanj » 02 Dec 2006, 16:45

"cargese" don't exist in Italy as profession, but it could be no a profession, but it could to indicate the place of origin... mistaken obviously... it could be "gaggese" (born in Gaggi town), " caprese" (born in Capri Leone town), "cefalese" (born in Cefalù) etc... or also it could be that the reading of word is mistaken... you can send a picture of this "cargese"? however is only a my suggestion... regards, suanj
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Re: what does cargese mean?

Postby jcsm400 » 02 Dec 2006, 16:59

suanj,

Could it be the street name?

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Re: what does cargese mean?

Postby suanj » 02 Dec 2006, 17:54

no vj...i believe that the cases are two: or the topic author don't read very well the handwriting, or the word could to mean "inhabitant of..." the ancient handwriting is so hard... good week end, kisses, suanj

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Re: what does cargese mean?

Postby jcsm400 » 02 Dec 2006, 18:33

Thanks, suanj.

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Re: what does cargese mean?

Postby suanj » 02 Dec 2006, 19:18

oh sorry jcsm, sorry.. kisses, suanj
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Re: what does cargese mean?

Postby cippy40 » 07 Dec 2006, 13:02

Here's a link to a scan of the birth record that shows "Cargese....".

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It's on the first line of the scan.

I'm wondering if it's a form of the word "carregiatta"?

Thanks to everyone for your help.

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Re: what does cargese mean?

Postby suanj » 07 Dec 2006, 14:43

Hi Chris, yes it is wrote Cargese, and what i can understand that this a particular verbal shape of porter profession; in fact "cargo" italian, is also a ancient word mean load, and cargese could be means load porter... this is the italian dictionary on line and you can look that italian "cargo" ( cargese = who job with loads) is a no most used word for to say "carico" =load... regards, suanj
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