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'universita' as location, question

Post by dmt1955 » 26 Jan 2014, 01:11

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this marriage records uses the term Universita to reference where someone lives. I am curious as to the use of this term. I assume it does not mean it's literal translation - university.

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Re: 'universita' as location, question

Post by erudita74 » 26 Jan 2014, 15:45

dmt1955 wrote:http://s28.postimg.org/daiapuea5/1809_T ... iage_7.jpg

this marriage records uses the term Universita to reference where someone lives. I am curious as to the use of this term. I assume it does not mean it's literal translation - university.

thanks,
donna
Donna
I had found the following, at some point, as I also have records which used the term--

Università:
under the Napoleonic regime, the comuni of the Kingdom of Naples were called Universitas civium (It. comunità cittadine) or "Communities of Citizens".

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Post by dmt1955 » 27 Jan 2014, 14:00

thanks so much for contributing your knowledge!

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Re: 'universita' as location, question

Post by erudita74 » 27 Jan 2014, 16:40

dmt1955 wrote:thanks so much for contributing your knowledge!

donna

You're welcome, Donna.
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