Help translating birth record Battista Guidotti

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deigo1
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Help translating birth record Battista Guidotti

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Hello,

Could someone help with the translation of this birth record.

https://antenati.cultura.gov.it/ark:/12 ... 67/wlVj38m
Middle of the page.


The death record was previously translated, but the mother's last name is not listed.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903 ... cc=1947797

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Re: Help translating birth record Battista Guidotti

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Hello!
Record date: Apr 1st, 1808
Declarant (father): Domenico Guidotti, 34 years old, tenant farmer
Mother: Cattarina Torri, 32 yo, tenant farmer
The baby (Giovanni Battista) was born on Mar 31st, at 10pm, in a place called "Ca' de Socci".
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Re: Help translating birth record Battista Guidotti

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Thank you.

I did not see the Giovanni when I found it in the index, so its possible this could be a sibling with Battista as a middle name or perhaps Battista went by his middle name.

I haven't got into records this old much yet...What would be the best type of record to confirm? Would the church marriage record show the given name and parents names?
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You must not think of Battista as a "middle name" as in American use.
All the names listed in a civil record are considered as a unique first name.
Moreover, "Giovanni Battista" (like "Franesco Saverio" or "Francesco Paolo") is held to be a specific name, as it is referred to a particular Saint, to mark the difference to others who go by the same name.
However, yes, the church marriage might help
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