Two odd middle names

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stfrancis
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Two odd middle names

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My great grandfather named one of his sons, born in NY in the 1870's, with the middle names "Julius Eugenius".

The only historical reference I find is (Marcus) Julius Eugenius who was soldier in Pisidia and became a bishop in the early christianity period in Laodicea (modern-day Turkey).

But I have no idea if this has any significance, genealogical or otherwise? I was thinking if anyone has any thoughts about this odd naming I would be interested in hearing from you. I can definitely say I have never seen such a naming style in the dozens of (Italian) names I researched :shock:
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Curious he gave him Latin names. Did you find his name on a baptismal act or a civil birth act in NY?

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Biff,

Thanks.
It is the baptismal names written in the register by the Italian church (which the church there often used a combination of Latin and english spellings forming the parts of the complete name), but in his lifetime he used the name Michael.

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To date, no one has been able to prove a DFA (descent from antiquity). Our 19th century ancestors would have faced the same roadblocks that we do. So that historical reference probably isn't going to be very useful to you.

I would try and check if the italianized versions of those two names have antecedents in your lineage explainable through italian naming tradition. If not, well then as now, people sometimes give their kids odd names.
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stfrancis,

I agree with the above post; I do not believe he was named for someone from antiquity, just Giulio Eugenio which in Latin used on baptismal records would be Julius Eugenius.

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