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Post by jolynn » 10 Oct 2007, 14:56

hello, my fathers name given to him by his italian mother was johan, can anyone tell me if this a common italian name or an italian name at all, thankyou all, regards, john

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Post by liviomoreno » 10 Oct 2007, 15:02

jolynn wrote:hello, my fathers name given to him by his italian mother was johan, can anyone tell me if this a common italian name or an italian name at all, thankyou all, regards, john
I never heard Johan as an Italian name.

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Post by misbris » 10 Oct 2007, 15:08

Johan is John. The name is Eastern European. I think German. If your family lived near a northern border of Italy, they might have given a child that name. Otherwise, they might have thought Johan was an English name. The child also could have been named in honor of someone.

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Post by dvaccaro » 10 Oct 2007, 18:10

johan = john = giovanni
~ Santa Ninfa, Trapani, Sicily ~
~ San Nicola da Crissa, Catanzaro, Italy ~

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