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On the 1905 New York State census for James Alia (my MGGF), there is a son by the first name of Fioreavanto (Floreavanto) listed under James' name. I never heard of this son before. Is this a common first name? Or is it a terrible misspelling? Thanks. :)
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Fioravante and Fioravanti are given Italian male names...

Other similar given names: Fioramonte, Fioramante, Fiorantonio, Fiorante, Fiordinando :-)

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Tessa78 wrote:Fioravante and Fioravanti are given Italian male names...

Other similar given names: Fioramonte, Fioramante, Fiorantonio, Fiorante, Fiordinando :-)

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Thanks, Tessa. Not sure where the name came from as I haven't been able to locate any other family members with that name.
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Possibly a patron saint?

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Tessa78 wrote:Possibly a patron saint?

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I haven't been able to find this name as a first name...just a last name...and no luck so far finding a patron saint with that name. Tessa, would you by any chance know what the name would translate to in English?
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Wow...I was searching this forum and found this. It was a question from a Francene in 2003 that suanj answered. Hmmm...

Francene wrote:
I was wondering if you could translate the name of "Fioroavanti" which was what my grandmother called my uncle. Thank you so much.

Hi: is ancient name..trace this name are around in 1400/1500 years. ..
This name derives from novel personage in numerous epicial-chilvarous, reported to real figure of Dagoberto (of dynasty Merovingi - French-in 600-700 years) that it came called from author "Florvant" for its courage (Flor-vanté= Flower-sung, boasted, exalted). Is name of Italian Middle Ages, and for into phonetic assonance with Florvant (French), also reported to actions of Florvant hero, it was transformed in italian language in Fioravante in order to indicate a person brave in war and without fear that enemy faces ... In Italy this name appears in 1400 to Bologna is a Fioravante Fioravanti architect constructor of communal palace and in ancient testament of 1533 to Solofra (Avellino province) "...per lassito confirmato per condam messere Fioravante de Maffeis mio patre..."(in ancient italian language). Regards, suanj
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Great find!

I knew there was an earlier post about the name, but I didn't have a chance to search.

Quite an ancient, and unusual name.

Here is the link to Italian Male given names, where you will find it listed...
https://script.byu.edu/Documents/Nomi-Maschili.pdf

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Grazie, Tessa! :-)
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That is awesome that someone still had this to share good job.....this is a great forum and these people are so knowledgeable I can't thank them enough for the help they have given me....and continue to help !!!!
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ray1955 wrote:That is awesome that someone still had this to share good job.....this is a great forum and these people are so knowledgeable I can't thank them enough for the help they have given me....and continue to help !!!!
Couldn't agree with you more, Ray :-)
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