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origin of Quattropani

Postby oilman19 » 22 Apr 2010, 09:24

A fellow genealogist recently asked me how to find the origin of her name, Quattropani. While its meaning is obvious, does anyone know its origins?
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Re: origin of Quattropani

Postby liviomoreno » 22 Apr 2010, 10:45

Quattripani (4breads...) is also the name of a small village in the Lipari island. Could be that the surname originates there...
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Re: origin of Quattropani

Postby oilman19 » 22 Apr 2010, 10:54

I don't think she knew that. I will pass it on to her.
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Re: origin of Quattropani

Postby oilman19 » 22 Apr 2010, 23:55

I have what is supposed to be a family crest. Do you think the translation might give a further clue of the origins of the name?
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http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx34 ... /CREST.jpg
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Re: origin of Quattropani

Postby liviomoreno » 23 Apr 2010, 05:48

Jim the image is very blurred and difficult to read...
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Re: origin of Quattropani

Postby Squigy » 23 Apr 2010, 06:29

Hi, I don't really know Italian but here is what I see:

(First word I can't make out, but ends with bica) e nobile Famiglia parta (next few words I can't make out, but they seem to be Family/Place names, as the first letter of each is capital). I Quattropani ebbero una contrada in Capua (Branafa) tra il 1450 ad 1500 la Famiglia Quattropani ei (the next word, I can't see, but it looks like erebili) in Francofonte (Maudi???).

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I just saw this little bit, and thought I'd post it. Perphaps Livio can translate, or make some sense of the words I can quite make out.

Anyway, what it seems to say to me is this family was nobility, and had some land in Capua. Again, sorry I could not be of more help.
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Re: origin of Quattropani

Postby liviomoreno » 23 Apr 2010, 06:39

On the Coat of Arm you can clearly see the 4 breads...
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Re: origin of Quattropani

Postby uantiti » 23 Apr 2010, 07:17

Hi Jim,
you should have posted in colour. All capital letters look blurry as they are in a lighter colour.
Here is what I can read:

Antica e nobile famiglia di parte Ghibellina (Muzzi?) godette
nobiltà in Spoleto (Guelfi). I Quattropani ebbero una contrada
in Capua (Granata?). Fra il 14?? ed il 1500 la famiglia Quattropani
si stabilì in Francofonte? (????). Luciano di ??? teologo in-
signe (Strafferello?).
Stemma estratto dall'Archivio Araldico Vallardi (or Vallanti?) Vol. II (?)
????? ????????
Un ramo è rappresentato da Vincenzo, fu Giuseppe,
quondam Francesco.


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Re: origin of Quattropani

Postby Squigy » 23 Apr 2010, 08:07

uantiti wrote:Hi Jim,
you should have posted in colour. All capital letters look blurry as they are in a lighter colour.
Here is what I can read:

Antica e nobile famiglia di parte Ghibellina (Muzzi?) godette
nobiltà in Spoleto (Guelfi). I Quattropani ebbero una contrada
in Capua (Granata?). Fra il 14?? ed il 1500 la famiglia Quattropani
si stabilì in Francofonte? (????). Luciano di ??? teologo in-
signe (Strafferello?).
Stemma estratto dall'Archivio Araldico Vallardi (or Vallanti?) Vol. II (?)
????? ????????
Un ramo è rappresentato da Vincenzo, fu Giuseppe,
quondam Francesco.


Ada


Hello, Ada. Here is something I try; Do you have a phone/digital camera? I use negative color effect, and it makes things stand out incredibly. I will try and post a pic.
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Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito
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Re: origin of Quattropani

Postby oilman19 » 23 Apr 2010, 08:36

I don't know if a color image is available. I will try to find out. I suspect she may have gotten this from an old document that was created without color.

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