I made this video for my grandsons Percy and Hadrian on 31 Oct 2019, in honour of what would have been the 100th birthday of my late father, Romeo Fedele Serafini (known as Ralph Serafinn in the US). TAVOZZI, P. Giangrisostomo. It all starts with a man referred to many times as ‘Maestro Vincenzo Murador/Murator’ (muratore), whose children start appearing in the baptismal records in the early 1600s. Only by taking a multidimensional approach to family history can we begin to understand how people and their institutions are inevitably interdependent with the land. Next time, we’ll move on to the parish of REVÒ in Val di Non, the home parish of so many of my clients’ ancestors, and a place I have researched extensively over my years as a genealogist. On a list I recently received for Villa Banale in Val Giudicarie via Daniel Caliari at Giudicarie Storia, one of the soprannome for the surname Flaim was ‘Nonesi’, which means, ‘from Val di Non’. The first indication I have found of this is the baptismal record of Nicolò Rizzi, born in Cloz 16 October 1609, where his father is referred to as ‘Magistri Francesco Ricz of Cavizzana, living in Cloz’: NOTE: I have found earlier records for this family, back to 1599, but they do not mention Francesco’s village of origin. NOTE: this is a home movie, so please bear with the occasionally shaky camera! He is the patron saint of both the city of Trento and all of Trentino. ALL of these sources are written in either Latin or Italian, so anything you read here will be my own translations of the original texts. var p = Tracker.prototype; (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), Trento in the First Half of the 19th Century. 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’. I have seen this system used most frequently in 19th century records. @media screen and ( max-width: 100% ) { He does, however, discuss the root ‘Bugna’ (which is also a surname, but not in Cloz), saying it might be derived from a dialect word meaning a pimple or a boil, or any kind of swelling caused by an injury. This is when soprannomi became necessary. Hotel Bellevue Alassio, Speriamo che questo tipo di collaborazione sia da esempio anche a voi altre … #fca_eoi_form_1218 .fca_eoi_layout_2.fca_eoi_layout_postbox div.fca_eoi_layout_name_field_wrapper { Besides, when we are talking about Italian women, many, if not most, retain their maiden names throughout life. While Napoleon’s personal political victories were short-lived, the maintaining of a civil registry is still practised throughout the province. To be sure to receive these and all future articles from Trentino Genealogy, simply subscribe to the blog using the form below. Trento: Società di Studi Trentini di Scienze Storiche. As civil records were still in their infancy in the early 1800s, the parameters for their body of statistics are often unclear and inconsistent. That said, a remarkable number of volumes HAVE survived the centuries. Nomi per il sito Web; LINGUA INTERFACCIA; EN FR ES; IT RU DE; ID JP; ALTRO; Contatti; Condizioni d'uso; Cookie policy; I nomi dei ragazzi TOP-10 più popolari . It’s essential to know WHEN they are talking about. This would place his grandfather’s birth sometime in the late 1300s. ! If you are unfamiliar with the term soprannome (plural = soprannomi), you may wish to read my article from 2019 entitled ‘Not Just a Nickname: Understanding Your Family Soprannome’. } Nel paragrafo che riguarda l'iniziazione del guerriero come raffigurata sul calderone di Gundestr And, yes, in Italy in you can obtain civil records from the registry office in your ancestors’ comuni – but only from the 19th century onwards. In this regard, the many variants on the word for ‘blacksmith’ spring to mind: Ferrari, Frerotti, Frieri, Fabro, Fabroferrari, etc. BERTOLUZZA, Aldo. } else { Originally published in 1785. You can do so via the form at the bottom of this article. //