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I have recently found information on my Grandfather in Casamicciola, Ischia an am wondering about the surname. The records show Francesco Incognito. I was told that the surname meant he had unknown parents and was given this surname by orphanage or civil officials. Can anyone verify the this information for me?
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Can you upload the record so we can see. Is it a italian birth record?

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One of his ancestors may have ad a father Unknown, and was given the surname Incognito. Incognito is now a surname...
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Incognito is a normal surname in Italy!
why not asking at the diocese in Ischia:
http://www.diocesi.ischia.it/Diocesi4.htm
http://www.diocesi.ischia.it/DiocesIschia.htm
e-mail-adress on end of page.
list of churches on island Ischia: http://www.diocesi.ischia.it/Diocesi5.htm

phonebook has 171 hits:
http://www.infobel.com/en/world/teldir. ... .com/italy

immigrationshabour Ellisisland N.Y. has 97 hits:
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/match ... &dwpdone=1
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http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/85 ... gnito.jpg/

Above is my link to my image for Filippo Incognito. I don't read Italian but from what I can tell it says that his father is Napolione Incognito and Napolione's parents were unknown.
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There is no mention about Napoleone's parents.

The document states that on 1884 Nov 13, Napoleone Incognito, aged 36, declared in the town hall that the day Nov 12 at 5:10pm, his wife Concetta P??a, housewife, gave birth to a baby male named Filippo.
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Thanks for your reply. According to this document, Who is Luigi Piro. and what do the last two lines say about Napolione Incognito. Do they say he could not read and write?
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Mothers name was Concetta Pino
Luigi Pino is a witness to the birth record Napolione Incognito was iliterate and could not write his name to the record

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Grazie Mille!!! That's all I know in Italian!!!
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As I already tried to highlight, the correct spelling is Napoleone
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Yes, thanks for your correction. Sometimes I type and forget to check my spelling.
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