Scatolaro

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Scatolaro

Post by Anizio » 19 Nov 2014, 22:19

My ancestor's profession at his marriage is listed as Scatolaro.

At first I thought it was Scatolaio, but after seeing very high quality scans of the allegati to the marriage it is definitly Scatolaro.

But what does Scatolaro mean?

I know later is his life he was a cage maker, and I know his mothers family were known for cage making. His town was also known for it. Is it related?
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Re: Scatolaro

Post by erudita74 » 19 Nov 2014, 22:34

I see the surname as Scatolari in a book called Our Italian Surnames by Prof Joseph G Fucilla. He says the surname derives from carpentry and translates it as "box maker."

Also found this -
http://books.google.com/books?id=EUFYzH ... er&f=false

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Re: Scatolaro

Post by Anizio » 19 Nov 2014, 22:43

Its not a name, its his profession. His name was Malacrida.

box-maker, interesting. Thanks.
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Re: Scatolaro

Post by erudita74 » 19 Nov 2014, 23:02

Some occupations are also surnames, as some surnames were derived from occupations, which was the reason I checked the book I had first. Anyway, the second link confirms that the occupation was a box maker.

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