The Italian word for surname is ‘cognome’ (plural = cognomi): When the words are joined together, the ‘n’ in ‘con’ is changed to a ‘g’, which creates the sound ‘nya’ (like the ‘gn’ ‘lasagne’). Thus, together, the term means ‘on top of the name’. The answer is: none. width:100%; The word frazione (plural frazioni) literally means ‘fraction’, but a better translation would be ‘village’ or (in many cases) ‘hamlet’. Now, if your immediate, involuntary response to the word ‘geography’ is to yawn, you’re not alone. Thus, while still a priest bound by the orders of the Church, he was also minor royalty, with responsibilities to the Emperor as well. Trento: Grafiche Artigianelli. MESSAGE TO ADVANCED RESEARCHERS: Article 1 in this series is, by necessity, going to cover some basics, which some of you with more experience and knowledge are likely to want to ‘skim’. return []; Crea buoni nomi per giochi, profili, marchi o social network. There are a lot of ‘mights’ here, of course, and I prefer NOT to speculate too much, lest it blind me to the truth later. Some soprannomi are actually other SURNAMES. Then name appears in Cloz records (spelled both Gembrin and Gembrini) well into the 20th century. Uomini e Donne, Lucrezia torna per Armando: 'Ma una volta in più che cosa può cambiare', GF Vip: Manuel Galiano, ex Uomini e Donne, possibile nuovo concorrente, U&D, registrazione del 14 novembre: Davide ha affermato che la sua preferenza ricade su Beatrice. Vital records were NOT the domain of the state, but of the CHURCH. The German root of the name is ‘weg’ which means ‘way’ (as in a path or road). Tune in to find out what these surnames are, and whether you might already know some distant cousins. Similarly, my own Serafini branch has the soprannome ‘Cenighi’ because my 4X great-grandmother, Margherita Giuliani (married to a Serafini in Santa Croce parish), came from the frazione of Ceniga in the parish of Drò (near Arco). As with the baptismal records, some of the death records have not yet been photographed, and thus they are not yet available in digital or microfilm format. } Historian P. Remo Stenico lists a good 20 Franch priests who came from Cloz, the earliest being an Antonio Franch (soprannome Taialargo), born in 1622 or 1623. Perhaps one of the most curious soprannomi I have ever encountered was when I was researching the Etro family of the Bassano del Grappa area of the province of Vicenza (Veneto), who migrated to the mountains of Madonna di Campiglio near Pinzolo in Trentino in the 1860s. For example, for many centuries my father’s comune was Bleggio; within the past decade or so, his area became part of the comune of Comano. Not only is this only horribly confusing to as to what her name actually IS, but all those quotation marks and brackets can cause errors in software programmes. 1970 version edited by P. Remo Stenico. Giovanni Antonio Rauzi (I don’t know his father’s name), born circa 1550, and died 16 Dec 1637. Even the population within the city walls itself is surely not exceptionally large. The following year, in the baptism of Maria Seppi mentioned earlier, we see her godfather is ‘Zen (Giovanni), son of the late Sisinio Zaffon, placing the birth of the late Sisinio sometime in the mid-1500s. This means you pretty much have to look through all of the records if you want to find anyone, as you have no way of knowing whether they used a middle name as their primary name later in life. But the answer was staring me right in the face (you can probably already guess it, as I’ve already shown you the document with the answer). Bertoluzza’s forte is as a linguistic historian of names. I find it interesting to see how small some of these frazioni were, even though they were part of a ‘city’. Some soprannomi indicate a connection with another place somewhere in the ancestral line. • Biases da categorizzazione: derivano dalla tendenza a catalogare le persone in classi o categorie. Leonardi says this surname is a diminutive form of the surname Flor, but I do not know if there is any historical connection between the two surnames. Then, from pages 63-211, he gives a detailed study of the history of specific Trentino surnames. I say ‘notionally’ because not all records will have survived that far back, owing to damage from water, fire, wars and (sometimes) general neglect. They are not just colourful names, but important clues as to our ancestral lines, which can help us identify specific people, places and/or occupations of the past. For each valley we explore, I will be listing its comuni and parishes, and the deaneries overseeing the parishes. It seems likely, these two consonant combinations were pronounced much the same when they appeared before the letter ‘i’ the middle of a word. Trento: Monauni. If you are unfamiliar with this occupation, you might wish to read my article ‘Was One of Your Trentino Ancestors a Notary?’. Here are a few he mentions: We all like a little bit of ‘glamour’ in our family history. In my research, I have identified these Rauzi whose occupations were of particular interest. Part 3 of ‘Trentino Valleys, Parishes and People: A Guide for Genealogists’ by Lynn Serafinn. , Altopiano di Folgaria con Le Valli del Leno, Caldonazzo e Levico don Calceranica, Tenna e le Valli di Centa. P.S. Trentino, Tyrolean, Italian? Today, I want to start a detailed discussion on the CITY of Trento. The term ‘archdiocese’ does not mean it has jurisdiction over other dioceses. If you subscribe to Trentino Genealogy blog (see the form on the top-right side of this page), you’ll be sure to receive that article via email, along with all upcoming articles. Warm wishes, We have already mentioned that this surname appears in the 1550 Carta di Regola for Cloz. In articles 2-4, we looked specifically at the decanato (deanery) of the city of Trento, i.e. Genealogist Lynn Serafinn explores the history of the noble Betta family of Trentino, including its claims to Spanish origins, and ancient ‘patrician’ nobility from time of the Roman Empire. p.set = noopfn; In contrast, in 1821, in addition to Trento, Cognola, Povo, Ravina and Sardagna, the survey included statistics from FIVE MORE frazioni: Mattarello, Gardolo, Romagnano, Montevaccino and Villamontagna. However, I do have the resources to do a fair bit of research for many clients from home, and will have some openings for new clients from 1 June 2020. Both Papa and Papi are surnames in other parts of the province, but the soprannome MIGHT have no connection with these. So, you started to create subfolders inside the folder called ‘My Research’. He was responsible for writing every legal document for the comune – Last Wills and Testaments, land sale agreements, legal disputes, dowry agreements, court cases, ‘Carte di Regola’ (charters of local laws), etc. function __gaTrackerIsOptedOut() { We also find it amongst the archives of the Thun family, in a legal document dated 14 December 1517 referring to two brothers named Bartolomeo and Stefano Casolet of Cloz. Some curate churches become large enough to become independent parishes, offering baptisms, and maintaining their own records (but the main parish church is likely to keep duplicates). It is important to bear in mind that standardised spelling was simply NOT a consideration until the 20th century. History, Inventory of Parish Records, Surnames of Cloz. How History Affects the Surviving Records Meghan Markle invece viene chiamata semplicemente Meg da Harry. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico delle Famiglie Nobili E Notabili Italiane Estinte E Fiorenti. Based on this, most historians today see the Betta as being split into two primary lines: one in Val di Non and one in Val Lagarina, especially in the area around Rovereto. Its transcription appears in the 3-volume set by Fabio Giacomoni called Carte di Regola e Statuti delle Comunità Rurali Trentine (1991). Ethnicity Vs. In the next article, we’ll move forward in time, and examine the 1890 Survey of the City of Trento, which is a goldmine of information about the city during the era when many of our ancestors will have migrated from the province. So, if a relative tells you that your family’s soprannome is such-and-such, don’t just accept it something ‘cast in stone’. I feel like she may have missed a few (I’ll address those in future articles) but for the most part, it really is a gem of a work. Bertoluzza says that the words Casol, Casolin and Casolet were once the names of a type of cheese that was typical in Val di Sole, and that from these words we get various surnames. Accessed 2 September 2020 from I’ve mentioned soprannomi within the context of other articles on this website but have never spoken about them in detail. Thus, the Diocese of Trento is the most stable and important source of historical information for the Trentino genealogist. These curate churches will often deliver Sunday Mass, and sometimes marriages and funerals; baptisms, however, will usually take place at the main parish church. She assigns the number ‘0’ for the greater metropolitan area of the CITY of Trento. The surname appears to have come to Cloz when a Giovanni Battista Paternoster (son of Domenico) of Romallo settled in Cloz, and then married into the Franch family (Anna Maria, daughter of Guglielmo) on 31 January 1673: IMPORTANT: I have not yet traced the Paternoster in enough detail to say with certainty that  Giovanni Battista was the  original (or only) source of the surname in Cloz, but as I came across this, and the surname is still so prominent in Cloz, I thought I would give this surname a brief mention in this article. Braccialetti Rossi 2 Puntata 2, The first thing to remember is that many of our ancestors who immigrated to the Americas changed their surnames to make them sound less “foreign”. All this made a very strong case for concluding that these were one and the same couple, and that ‘Tachel/Tachelli’ was a soprannome for this branch of the Reversi family (a surname that is still in use to this day in that parish). Some examples I’ve personally encountered include: Now, while I cannot say categorically this is true across the board, my ‘educated guess’ is that most of these surname-derived soprannomi are the surnames of a matriarch in the ancestral line. PART 1: What kind of medicine did people take to combat the plague in the 1500s? Do! What professions no longer exist? Per quanto riguarda i cognomi in questione, dunque, si tratta delle cognominizzazioni dei nomi personali dei capostipiti, anche se, in alcuni casi, non è esclusa una derivazione da soprannomi (ad esempio, da epiteti di guerra) o da nomi di mestiere (come quello del fabbro, che in effetti ha dato origine a parecchi cognomi, diffusi anche al di fuori del nostro paese). img.emoji { Having a solid understanding of the names of Trentino is crucial to constructing an accurate picture of your family history. But I was truly blessed to have been able to visit it in July 2014. It would be impossible to discuss all these parishes all in a single article in any detail. When I was growing up, neither I nor many of my cousins knew our family name was actually Serafini. __gaTracker('send','pageview'); #fca_eoi_form_1218 .fca_eoi_layout_2.fca_eoi_layout_postbox div.fca_eoi_layout_submit_button_wrapper { 3 volumes. Can an illegitimate child ever become 'legitimate'? Well, I decided to take a short detour. Looking at the family names, I would hazard a guess that they are descended form the ‘Antonio, son of Guglielmo’ cited by Bertoluzza (see above). In this video, you will see aerial views of the River Adige, the medieval church of S. Apollinare, Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento cemetery, the Duomo (Cathedral) of San Vigilio, and a panorama of the alpine city of Trento and the surrounding Dolomites. Bleggio lies in the Giudicarie Valley (specifically in 'Giudicarie Esteriore') in the Santa Croce del Bleggio parish. Tune in to learn about the history of this devastating episode in the history of Trentino, Lombardia and Veneto, and to hear some of fascinating legends about life during the plague. While I haven’t yet traced it back to its source, it is highly likely to have originated with female who came from the nearby village of Ragoli, which was often included within the parish of Tione in the past. The name is still extant in Cloz today, although it is actually more commonly found outside the province, especially in Emilia-Romagna. They can tell us things like the name of an ancient patriarch, a family occupation, a physical characteristic, or a place from which the family may have come. We begin to understand why the people of Trentino and their descendants abroad identify so deeply with the PROVINCE over and above anything else. __gaTracker.create = function() { 0 0. Trento: Edizioni Biblioteca PP. Filmed in July 2015 by Lynn Serafinn, genealogist specialising in the families of the province of Trentino. P.S. console.log( 'Funzione non attiva __gaTracker(' + arguments[0] + " ....) perché non sei stato tracciato. " So, how do we make sense of what is where? In other words, his surname was Viola, and his soprannome was ‘Rodar’. To find out whether I was being too subjective, I recently polled our Facebook group, asking them what they thought about my writing an article series on the topic of the geography of Trentino, but with a genealogical focus. Alternatively, he says it may also come from the female name ‘Elisabetta’ (although the original form of the name was ‘Elisheba’), which he says means ‘my God is fullness’. When he published this book in 1961, there were 25 deaneries in the diocese of Trento, which I have organised alphabetically below: Some of these deaneries may have changed since Casetti’s publication, but as most genealogy projects go backwards in time (probably starting before 1961), these changes should not affect our genealogical research. However, all of these records were digitised by the Diocese of Trento more than a decade ago, and they are viewable at their archives in the city of Trento (again, not online). It’s essential to know WHEN they are talking about. However, I do have  resources to do a fair bit of research for many clients from home, and I will have some openings for a few new client projects starting in December 2020. Another son named Pantaleone became the patriarch of another branch of the family called ‘Betta di Malgolo’, which I will discuss next. They can also sometimes help us identify ancestors whose name may not appear in the parish registers, because the Carta will often mention the names of the fathers of those who were present. I think it ultimately comes down to personal choice. gtag('js', new Date()); Riccardito. It was restored in 1616 and again in 1889. The geographic parameters are unchanged; its bishops are still bishops of the Church. window[disableStr] = true; Stefano Rauzi (son of Giovanni Pietro), born 17 Feb 1678, died 8 Jan 1721. They just sort of ‘popped up’ out of nowhere, like time travellers. Until then, be aware that you will not find every Cloz record you might wish to find, especially during the Napoleonic era. Part 1 in series. Below, I’ve compiled some of the demographics into tables for your perusal. Also, if you wanted (and if you knew enough information), you could write some notes about the historical origins of the soprannome in the notes for that fact in Family Tree Marker…. if ( __gaTrackerIsOptedOut() ) { My next trip to Trento is coming up in March 2020, Kissing Cousins: Marital Dispensations, Consanguinity, Affinity, P.S. + mi_no_track_reason ); (function() { Perhaps some were business letters. Enrico Plantageneto (1133-1189), Riccardo Cuor di Leone (1157-1199) e Giovanni Senza terra (1166-1216) Enrico II d’Angiò e i suoi figli e successori, Riccardo e Giovanni, sono diventati famosi e sono ricordati per i loro soprannomi. That said, there are some common practices for recording soprannomi, including: Perhaps the most commonly seen way of recording a soprannome is with the word ‘detto’ (if the record is in Italian, usually after 1800) or the word ‘dicti’ (if the record is in Latin, as is almost always the case before 1800). Here is the stemma (coat-of-arms) for the Betta di Castel Malgolo as it appears in the book Araldica Tridentina by Gian Maria Rauzi: Tabarelli de Fatis says this line came to Rovereto (from Tierno, via Brentonico), where their title of ancient ‘patrician’ nobility was recorded in 1517. If you’d like to dive more deeply into the subject, there are many excellent books available in Italian. The suffix ‘-er’ indicates an action or an attribute of the person being described, much like ‘baker’ in English means ‘someone who bakes’, and ‘New Yorker’ means ‘someone from New York’. If you are descended from people of this region, I guarantee they would have been here! 7 anni fa. As there is a lot of material to cover, I have split the subject into 3 different articles: Last time, I shared a map with you from the book Toponomastica Trentina: I Nomi delle Località Abitate by Giulia Maistrelli Anzilotti, in which she organised the province of Trentino into 23 areas, largely defined by their valleys: If you look closely at the map, you’ll see there’s a big ZERO in the centre, which refers to the greater metropolitan area of the CITY OF TRENTO: I’ve chosen the city of Trento as our starting point as we explore the province for these important reasons: Situated on the River Adige in Val D’Adige, the area we know as Trento has been settled for thousands of years. After analysing hundreds of thousands of Italian parish records from at least five different provinces, I can conclude: There is NO consistently used system for recording soprannomi. 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This was a method I used when making a tree for someone with family from the parish of Tione di Trento, as the soprannome in that parish are almost always see in conjunction with the surname. The (civil) Province of Trento is indeed covered by ONE diocese, also called ‘The Archdiocese of Trento’ (Arcidiocesi di Trento). Bertoluzza says the surname arose in both Val di Non and Val Giudicarie.