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Dummo D. Sixto Quinto Pont. Held on Ash Wednesday in Perugia? Predica della purissima concettione de la gloriosa madre de Dio Maria Vergine. Mariae Louvain, [Latin version? Commentarius super Evangelium S. Matthaei Naples,? An exposition of the Gospel of John and on the letter of Paul to the Roman would have remained in manuscript format.

For other published and unpublished sermons and related writings, see also Casimiro Tempesti, Sansolini and Liberale Gatti. Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, , , ; Sbaralea, Supplementum ed. Rome: Remondini di Venezia, ; C. Thesis University of California, ; Tod A. Verardi, "The Stars, the Angels, and the Bishops'. Member of the Andalusia province.

Entered the order in and developed into a renowned preacher and propagator of the devotion to the mystery of the Holy Trinity. He died in Granada in Several homiletic and spiritual works have been printed. Tam Instrumentorum quam Vocalium. Magnificat seu Vaticinium Dei Parentis Cantus Altus Tenor Bassus Rip. Violino Rip. Insbruck: Michael Wagner, Cum Licentia Ad. Ensemble Musicalin www. Capuchin friar.

Preacher and author of Instruciones de Predicadores para hazer bien los sermones y predicarles provechosamente Barcelona, Libro primero. La humildad del gran Patriarcha de los Menores, N. San Francisco, ponderada y engrandecida. Cadiz: Manuel Espinosa de los Monteros, Bajados: Francisco Barrera, Breve tratado Fidel de Sigmaringa, predicador capuchino Madrid, s. Preacher, lector and provincial minister.

Both an itinerant preacher as well as a court preacher during the reign of Philip V. Sevilla: Cadiz, Observant friar and provincial minister. These editions all available via Google Books. Court preacher in Innsbruck. Promotor of confraternities and productive author on Franciscan authors and prominent order figures.

Pars Prima Innsbruck, Thales Franciscanus: sive sapientiae franciscanae: id est: Actoru[m], ab Imperatoribus Chilo Franciscanus: sive siue Sapientiae Franciscanae id est actorum in religione Franciscana sapienter, in Indys utrisque editorum, e synoptice conscriptorum , Pars Sexta Innsbruck, Insbruck, So zu sehen in der Kayserl. Hof-Kirchen zum Heil. Umbrian friar from Monteleone. Educated at the Collegium S. Lector in Perugia and short-time regent in Bergamo. Regent in Venice in the mid s, and public theologian in via Scoti at Padua university.

Eventually minister general of the Conventuals in Elogia Virorum ac Mulierum domo Perusiae Ord. Conventualium vel sanctitate, vel doctrina, vel rebus praeclare gestis insignium : MS Biblioteca Antoniana di Padova, [cf: Catalogo dei codici manoscritti esistenti nella Biblioteca di Sant'Antonio di Padova , ed. Luigi M. Minciotti Padua: Minerva, , ]. It would have amounted to a large Scotist Sentences commentary. The death of the author apparently forestald the completion of the work and its publication.

OFMConv from Conegliano. Pro studiis primae philosophiae oratio F. Ferdinandi Antonii Darbi Coneglanensis He died sometimes after Eulogic homiletic, theatrical, musical and devotional author and advocate of the immaculate conception of Mary. Racconto della Festa, fatta nel Real Palazzo di Napoli ec. Naples: Egidio Longo, Rather early for him. Is this a secure ascription? The edition accessible on Google Books does not at all indicate that is is a work by Fernando Bevilacqua.

Francisci Convent. Urbis Fossempronii celebrato, Epigram. Fano: Gaudenzio, I Cerchi de' Divini Incantesimi. Orazione panegirica in lode della B. Umiliana de'Cerchi Fiorentina detta avanti il suo corpo Florence: S. Panegiroco di S. Orazione ne'Funerali del P. Ranieri detta nella Chiesa di S. Francesco di Rimini Urbino: Stefano Leonardi, Oratorio a quattro voci ad onore del glorioso S.

Antonio di Padova Foligno: Nicola Campitelli, Melodialoghi in onore dell'innocentiss. Madre i Dio senza colpa originale concetta Rimini: Ferrari, Notizia compendiosa della vita di S. Vittorino Confessore. Panegirico in onore di S. This seems to be a false ascription? Le lacrime favorite. Panegirico di S. Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, , ; Biblioteca picena o sia notizie istoriche delle opere e degli scrittori , Tomo Secondo: Lett.

Osimo: Domenicantonio Quercetti, , ; Augusto Vernarecci, Dizionario biografico degli nomini illustri di Fossombrone Fossombrone: Monacelli, , Franciscan friar from the Santiago province. De Natura et Essentia Auxilii Efficacis Madrid, VII, no. Cisneros, , 98 no. Member of the San Francisco del Ecuador province and active as a missionary. He died in Santiago de Cali, November 3, Alfonso Zawadzky, Viajes del R. Bolivariana, [cf. Studied in Lima and joined the Franciscans there. He was ordained as a priest in , and in he became administrator superior of Peru for his order.

Fernando de Trejoy Sanabria, fundador de la universidad , 2 Vols. El Illmo. Member of the Milan province. Made his solemn profession in Active as preacher and lector of scriptural theology. Crema: Tip. Friar from Panama. Entered the order in Guatemala. Became professor of theology and apparently wrote a significant number of biblical commentaries and commentaries on biblical songs and prayers. Eleanor B. Adams Washington D. Franciscan friar from Guatemala or Nicaragua.

Joined the order in Known for his knowledge of the Lenca language. Was sent out as a missionary in the Tegucigalpa region in In he was elected provincial in Guatemala. Left behind several historical works. Relacion verdadera de la Reduccion de los indios infieles de la Provincia de la Tagvisgalpa, llamados Xicaques, cuyos Operarios han salido, y salen desta Provincia del SS. De Pineda Ibarra, Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika Parente Mariano, Vita ordinaria nel modo straordinario. Il servo di Dio P.

Artist and author. He entered the Capuchin order in Casteltermini, and fulfilled his novitiate in Caltanisetta, where he took the habit in , adopting the name Fedele da San Bagio. Soon, he displayed artistic capacities, witness paintings in Caltanisetta Addolorata and Casteltermini Madonna e i ss. Francesco e Antonio. He transferred to the convent of Palermo in , where he was ordained priest in He became aquainted with the painter Olivio Sozzi, who painted several works in the Capuchin Palermo friary, and who became something of a mentor to Fedele.

Sozzi brought Fedele into contact with his own master Sebastiano Conca, in whose workshop Fedele worked as an apprentice in and This was followed by an apprenticeship in the workshop of Marco Benefial, and visits to other painters and the Accademia di S. Subsequently, Fedele became a prominent painter within the Capuchin Sicilian province, witness a number of productions in the Capuchin churches of Nicastro, Ciminna, and the Jeremiah chapel of Palermo cathedral.

Between and , Fedele was guardian of the Capuchin friary of Casteltermini, where he again painted several works Madonna e angeli , Transito di s. Giuseppe , Estasi di s. Francesco , Madonna della Catena , S. Francesco e S. Antonio , Annunciazione , Immacolata , Esaltazione della Croce etc. He also produced a significant number of paintings for other Capuchin churches and monasteries in Western Sicily. In , in the context of the canonization of Serafino d'Ascoli and the beatification of Bernardo da Corleone, Fedele went back to Rome, where he worked on several paintings for the papacy, Roman cardinals and members of the Congregazione dei Sacri Riti.

Afterwards, he produced a series of paintings for the Capuchins of Alcamo Padre Fedele da Sigmaringa and again for a number of other Capuchin houses in Sicily. Fedele returned to Palermo in , where he issued in the Dialoghi familiari sopra la pittura difesa ed esaltata , dedicated to the Duke of Anjou. This work describes in the form of a dialogue the theoretical, technical and moral-didactical aspects of religious painting, with specific details on the properties of oil paints and their colors.

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The work also contains a wealth of information on local painters and works. Further paintings as well as writings followed. Fedele died in Palermo on 8 August His mummified remains can still be seen in the local Capuchin mortuary catacombs. Fedele was both a productive painter and a productive writer. A complete overview of the latter is apparently given by Roccaforte and again by Marcella Ludovico d'Alcamo Palermo: Giuseppe Gramigniani, A versified religious-comical opera text.

Available via Archive. Ermenegildo re d'Andalusia Palermo A versified opera drama. Lexicon Capuccinum , with some additional references to older literature ; Palermo, Bibl. Roccaforte, P. Pittore e letterato Palermo: S. Flaccovio, ; D. Tirrito da S. Studi in memoria di M.

Accascina Palermo , ; D. XVIII , ed. Fra letteratura artistica e pittura , ed. Member of the Milan province and later first definitor of the new Piemonte province. Entered the order in Popular preacher and propagator of Quarantore prayer marathons and Marian devotions. In Paulus V named him theologus insignus and predicator apostolicus.

Fedele died in Rome in en route to the general chapter meeting held in Naples? Lay friar from the Parma province. Joined the order at the age of 20 in He was involved with the construction of several church interiors in Scandiano, Rio and Noverella. I Francescani a Reggio Emilia , 66; Lexicon Capuccinum , with additional bibliographical references.

OFMCap since Studied in Sigmaringen and Freiburg im Breisgau. Travelled through Europe as part of his education. Became a lawyer in Ensisheim in Disenchanted with the secular life, he joined the Capuchin order and became a priest in , giving his first mass as an ordained priest in the Capuchin friary of Fribourg Switzerland on October 4 of that year. Fidelis became a popular preacher and also fulfilled administrative functions, As guardian of Weltkirchen Feldkirch , he actively became involved with contrareformatory activities, to convert local Calvinists.

His activities enraged local Calvinists, who began to threaten his life. He was canonized in There is quite a massive hagiographic production on Fidelis. Fidelis a Sigmaringa capucini meritis e cruore pro fide effuso stagnantem nec annuis tantum, sed quotidianis pene gratiarum Signorumque motibus miraculosis hucusque exudantem Constance: David Hautt, Both available via Google Books.

For other vitae see Lexicon Capuccinum and the studies of Schmucki. Lexicon Capuccinum , with additional references to older literature ; O. Abril, ; Oktavian Schmucki, Fidelis von Sigmaringen Miscellanea di studi offerti a Servus Gieben in occasione del suo 80 o compleanno , ed. Yoannes Teklemariam Rome: Ed. Member of the Venetian province. Son of the military captain Carlo Busotti and Anna Zulatti daughter of a medical doctor. After an additional spiritual and theological formation, he fulfilled several stints as guardian Zara, Padua, Udine, Vicenza and he became active as a preacher in Italy and Dalmatia.

Also involved wih the care of the sick and. In addition, he worked as a theologian counselor for the Archbishop of Split and others, and also fulfilled ambassadorial roles at the court of Emperor Franz II. His intellectual interests, and notably his agricultural, economic and Latin poetical pursuits were sufficient to make him a member of several learned academies. He died at Split in This collection of 'songs' is divided in four books Epistole ed elegie, Epigrammi,Odi, Inni sacri.

Only the last of these were deemed sufficiently religious and in line with the Capuchin life to be published as Hymnodion seu Hymnorum quorumdam Collectio Modo di celebrare una novena in onore del glorioso s. Serafino laico cappuccino Venice, Produzioni ascetiche ed ascetize concernenti la peste di Spalato , del trovantisi in mezzo e superstite religioso cappuccino padre Fedele da Zara Venice, Ad nob.

Antonium Tartaleum, ob eius nuptias auspicatissime celebrantes epitalamium Venice, In nuptiarum solemniis nob. Carmen saeculare saeculo XIX adproperante Regi saeculorum immortali, invisibili, soli Deo honor et gloria Ancona, A theological reflection on the new century to come.

Hymnodion seu Hymnorum quorumdam Collectio, auctore p. Fedele Dalmata Iaderensi Ordinis capuccinorum sacerdote concionatore A second volume of these texts was issued Mantissa ad Hymnodion sive ad priorem hymnorum collectionem additamentum Venice, Notizie istoriche concernenti il P. Marco d'Aviano , 2 Vols. Venice: Simone Occhi, Accessible via Google Books and via www.

This work shows Gaetano's involvement with the major political upheavals in Venice during the revolutionry period, with the assassination of the French-revolutionary oriented commander G. Matutinovich and his family, and the invasion of the city by the Imperial fleet led by general M. Posthumously printed. More info on the whereabouts and historical context of his works is given in the entry of the DBI mentioned below. Giadrossi, 'P. OFM capp. Italian friar, author of the Liber recuperationis Terrae Sanctis , partly based on his own travels in the Middle East.

In this work, presented to the first Franciscan Pope Nicolas IV, Fidenzio outlined a plan to reclaim the Holy Land, after the last strongholds of Christian crusader states had been lost in It received its first edition in Girolamo Golubovich ed. La fine della presenza degli ordini militari in Terra Santa e i nuovi orientamenti nel XIV secolo , ed.

Francesco Maria Tommasi Ponte S. Linguaggi politici, valori identitari, progetti di governo in area catalano-aragonese , Fonte e ricerche, 20 Padua: Editrici Francescane, [a. Flaminio Maria de Latera Girolamo C. Annibali, Observant friar, lector, order historian and polemicist. Born in Latera as the son of Annobale and Flaminia Nusarelli.

Took the habit in in the San Bernardino friary near Orte Viterbo region. He made his solemn profession on 23 January After his education and ordination possibly ca. Prolific author: he produced probably more than 29 monographs and a large number of letters and religious poems.

Quite a number of his works led to polemics with Conventual Franciscans and others over the early history of the order. His first major work, Lettere di Damiano Fillareti ad un padre minorita was published under the pseudonym Damiano Fillareti, and dates from , when he was active in the Santa Maria Nova friary of Fano.

Later, Flaminio spent a significant amount of time in the Santa Maria del Paradiso friary outside Viterbo, where he also functioned as the spiritual director for sister Lilia Maria del SS. Later he would testify during her beatification process. Quite a few of these were written in response to other works or drew out attacks from the side of the Conventual Franciscans see under editions. He also issued a major addition to the Bullarium Franciscanum of Sbaraglia. In , Flaminio became general definitor for his order, and moved to the Ara Coeli friary.

He also took part in the Observant general chapter of Rome Between and , he was provincial minister of the Roman province. Shortly afterwards, he experienced the French occupation of Rome. Flaminio probably spent some time in the San Antonio delle Vigne friary in Venice, and in he apparently was vicar and novice master in the SS. It is unknown where he spent the last years of his life, after the dissolution of religious houses by the French regime in Throughout this turbulent period, Flaminio continued to research and to write. This work was issued under the pseudonym Damiano Fillareti.

In this work, Flaminio attacked the opinions of Domenico Pannelli, who had argued that Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, patron saint of Dano, had never been a Franciscan. This altercation led to a polemical exchange. Pannelli per negare la professione Minoritica di S. Seconda edizione, con Osservazioni ed altro, di che si vegga una A revised edition, as a closing argument against the opinions of Domenico Panelli.

The edition is available via Google Books. Canzoni Giuseppe Poggiarelli, Manuale de' Frati Minori disposto dal P. Flaminio Annibali da Latera del medesimo ordine Con un'appendice, o sia Risposta all'autore del Saggio compendioso della dottrina di Giustino Febbronio Rome: dalle Stampe del Casaletti a Sant'Eustachio, A reaction to a homologous work issued by the Conventual friar Giulio Antonio da Sangallo. It deals in a 'historical' way with the question which branch of the order could lay claim to the original charism of the order.

This work again led to a polemic. It is available via Google Books. See also: Painacca, Esame critico: sopra il Manuale del P. Flaminio Annibali da Latera, Min. Quanto incerto sia che il corpo del serafico S. Francesco esista in Assisi nella basilica del suo nome, ed altro che si premette intorno a varj libelli pubblicati dai PP. Flaminio Annibali da Latera, minorita contro l'ordine suo, ed i suoi aderenti sotto diversi titoli , Lausanne, This work again caused a stir, and can to an extent be seen to be connected with his previous Manuale dei frati minori.

It can be accessed via Google Books. See also: Bonaventura Lombardi et al. Francesco nella patriarcale Basilica del suo nome in Assisi. Contro i dubbi del P. Flaminio Annibali da Latera Dichiarazione, etc. Rome: Arcangelo Casaletti, Il giudizio imparziale sulla controversia fra i PP. Giambattista Faure, Sotto il di cui nome e stato pubblicato. I soli Conventuali hanno torto Lugano, Available via google Books. Ad Bullarium Franciscanum a p. Joanne Hyacintho Sbaralea Supplementum studio et labore Fr.

Flaminii Annibali de Latera This work, written at the request of Pope Pius VI, contains first a set of eight treatises gathered under the title. La difesa dell'antico metodo della via crucis e la censura del nuovo, scritte da F. La pratica del pio esercizio della via crucis introdotta nella chiesa dai Fratri Minori Viterbo: Poggiarchi, Dissertationes critico-historicae: in quarum una seraphicus patriarcha Franciscus tertii ordinis institutor.

In altera indulgentiae Portiunculae veritas asseritur, et vindicatur Rome: Ex typographia Archangeli Casaletti in Aedibus Maximi, Veritas impressionis sacrorum stigmatum in corpore seraphici S. Francisci Assisiensis in luce posita et a criticorum quorundam opinionibus vindicata a f. Flaminio Annibali de Latera Ordinis Minorum.. Rome: Ex typographia Archangeli Casaletti, Taking a stance against detractors of the stigmata of Francis. Compendio della storia degli Ordini religiosi esistenti , 4 Vols.

Rome: Luigi Perego Salvioni, Dedicated to Cardinal Romualdo Onesti-Braschi. An unauthorised reprint with many errors appeared in Naples a few years layter [is that the Storia degli ordini regolari: colla vita de' loro fondatori Naples: A spese di Nicola Gervasi, mentioned in WorldCat? Later a new authorised edition of the fourth volume came out which included as an appendix the Memorie storiche del Servo di Dio Padre Juan Varela y Losada. The imprint is available via Google Books. Rome, Vita della vergine santa Coleta riformatrice dell'ordine di S.

Chiara o sia del secondo dei tre istituti del serafico padre S. Francesco d'Assisi cavata dai processi della di lei canonizzazione e da altri autentici monumenti scritta dal p. Flaminio Maria Annibali da Latera.. Vita della vergine S. Giacinta Mariscotti, monaca professa del tezz'ordine del serafico P. Francesco, scritta dal P. Flaminio Maria Annibali da Latera, Rome: A. Fulgoni, Raccolte e disposte dal padre Flaminio Maria Annibali da Latera minore osservante Montefiascone: Stamperia del seminario, Flaminio Annibali da Latera o.

Also issued as a a small monograph the same year Quaracchi: Tip. Bonaventura , Irish Observant friar. Two years later, he took part in an abortive maritime expedition that never made it to Ireland. We find him as a counselor of the Spanish crown concerning the settlement in Spain of Irish Catholic exiles, and he helped Irish soldiers to enter the Spanish military. Two Irish friars transported his remains to the Irish College of St Anthony of Padua in Louvain in , where they were re-interred in the collegiate chapel.

Thomas F. Peregrinus Jerichontinus, hoc est de natura humana feliciter instituta, infeliciter lapsa, miserabiter vulnerata, misericorditer restaurata Paris, Author of the Caeremoniale sive Compendium SS. Capuccinorum Prov. Coloniensis Cologne, Born in Leiden in Received his licence in the arts on March 28, Thereafter he joined the Friars Minor, probably working in Antwerp around and Leiden , to become provincial on July 16, He remained in that function until August 8, , witnessing the demise of a number of friaries and other problems in the context of the unfolding Dutch Revolt.

In , he was guardian of Mechelen. That same year, he was made general commisarius with specific visitation rights in his order province. He died in the Mechelen friary on June 20, Active as preacher and author. Besides, Florentius wrote several works in the Dutch vernacular.

Wegen die ons leyen in't hemels Jerusalem? See: Fr. Nieuwenhuizen, Bijdragen voor de Geschiedenis van het Bisdom Haarlem 9 , A Dutch translation has appeared in R. The most insightful analysis of the dissemination and edition history of the text is given by De Troeyer , ff.

Florian Jaroszewicz fl. Polish friar of the strict Alcantarine observance. Doctor of theology and first custos of the Russian custody the custody of Notre Dame of Sorrows , which became independent from the Polish province in For the instruction of novices, Florian published in his Principia Theologiae Asceticae. The first part of this work pages amounts to a catechism with questions and answers of Christian doctrine and ascetical theology. Principia theologiae asceticae ad usum et captum tyrocinii religiosi potissimum Seraphici Ordinis Minorum S.

Francisci Strict. Observantiae Reformatorum ex probatis authoribus collecta, disposita et elucidata Lwow, He also wrote religious works in Polish. Ulrich L. OFM and later secular priest. Son of the Binterim clothmaker family. He entered the Franciscan order in the Cologne province, adopting the name Flosculus. Due to the forced secularisation of monasteries in , he left the order, yet he continued to consider himself to be inspired by the Franciscan lifestyle. From onwards, until his death in , he was active as a Catholic vicar in the parish of St.

In , he joined the theology faculty at Prague, the same year that he was elected into the Prussian national parliament. Near the end of his life, in , he received an honorary doctorate in Canon Law from the Catholic University of Louvain. Binterim is nowadays especially known for his studies on the Archdiocese of Cologne and on the history of the Franciscan order. Yet Binterim was also involved in contemporary disputes. As a spokesman of conservative Catholicism, he took a stance agains the rationalist Catholic views of Georg Hermes. He also argued against Prussian policies regarding interconfessional marriage, and protested against the confinement of the Cologne Archbishop Clemens August Droste zu Vischering, one of the Catholic opponents of Prussian religious policies.

As a result Binterim himself was also for a while inprisoned in the citadel of Wesel. Most of his works are readily available via Archive. Antonii Josephi Binterim Epistolae catholicae de probationibus theologicis. Mainz, — De libertate conjugis infidelis, factae fidelis, si infidelis alter recuset cohabitare pacifice nec sine contumelia creatoris: quaestio retractata Hergt, Der katholische Bruder- und Schwesterbund zu einer rein katholischen Ehe An matrimonio mixto, cujus ante conjugationem cautiones pollicitae sunt ecclesiasticae, parochus catholicus benedicere possit etiam tunc, quando nupturientes modo coram ministro protestantico matrimonialter contraxerunt?

Dissertatio altera sive discussio iterata quaestionis : an matrimonio mixto, cujus ante conjunctionem cautiones sunt pollicitae ecclesiasticae, parochus catholicus salva conscientia benedicere possit etiam tunc, quando nupturientes modo coram ministro protestantico matrimonialiter contraxerunt?. Rhenania Franciscana , 10 , ; W. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Studienwesens d. Jahrhundert , ed. Joined the order as an adult of more than 30 years.

Editor of the missionary account of Giovanni Antonio Cavazzi da Montecuccolo. Accessible via Archive. Master of theology, and minister general between and Fortunatus de Brescia Girolamo Ferrari, - Received his first training by private tutors and entered the Riformati branch on 29 September in the SS. Anunciata friary of Val Camonica, adopting the name Fortunato da Brescia. Several of his works were clearly meant to introduce these new developments in a measured way to the schoolmen in his order and in other scholastic institutions. From onwards, he was himself lector of philosophy in the S.

Cristoforo friary of Brescia, and in he also gave theology lectures there. In , he began to teach mathematics at the Accademia degli Erranti, which formed the context of his first major work: Geometriae elementa ad philosophiam comparandam accommodata Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, At the same time, he was rather innovative in his use of the microscope to study the embryonic origin and histological constitution of the various organs and tissues within animal bodies, building upon and transcending the work of Malpighi, Leeuwenhoek and others.

In this context should be seen nearly all his major works from the last decade of his life. In , Fortunato left Brescia to become the personal secretary of the minister general P. He continued his studies there, but in May he fell ill and he died in Madrid from a pulmonary condition within a few days May, His quick demise caused some short-lived rumors in Italy, namely that he had been poisoned by Jansenist opponents.

MS , ff. MS , f. Geometriae elementa ad philosophiam comparandam accommodata Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, Querini Animadversiones in propositionem 21 lib. VII Elementorum Euclidis cum nova eiusdem propositionis demonstratione Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, Philosophia sensuum mechanica methodice tractata atque ad usus academicos accommodata secundis curis p. Fortunati a Brixia The third edition is Available via Google Books.

Elementa mathematica in quatuor tomos digesta , 4 Vols. Elementa matheseos ad mechanicam philosophiam in privatis scholis tradentam Different editions available via Google Books. Philosophia mentis: methodice tractata atque ad usus academicos accommodata. Metaphysicam universam complectens , 2 Vols. In any case the second edition is available via Archive. De qualitatibus corporum sensibilibus: dissertatio physico-theologica Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, Opus posthumum Madrid: Mat.

At least several volumes available via Archive. Patris Fortunati a Brixia De oratoriis domesticis dissertatio. Opus posthumum Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, Commentarius theologico-canonico-criticus de ecclesiis earum reverentia, et asylo atque concordia sacerdotii, et imperii auctore Josepho Aloysio Assemani accesserunt tractatus cl. Josephi de Bonis de oratoriis publicis ac r. Gemelli, 'Un precursore della moderna morfologia comparata', Rivista di fisica, matematica e scienze naturali 7 , [re-issued in Brixia sacra 5 , ; R. Mazzetti, Il card.

Querini , ed. Observant friar of flemish descent but active in the St. Anthony province in Venice. Together with the German Joannes de Spira Johann Emerich of Speier, the printer and the nobleman Luceantonius de Giunta who provided the money , he issued a huge seven-volume Graduale 2 Vols , an Antiphonarium 4 Vols and Psalterium 1 Vol between and According to his introduction, Franciscus had corrected many musical mistakes.

The first and fifth volume also contain a normative treatise of twelve chapters on church singing and composition. Giobe friary in Venice. Antiphonarium proprium et co[m]mune sancto[rum]: s[? Psalterium nocturnum ac diurnum: Secundum morem et consuetudines sancte romane ecclesie Venice: Johannes Emericus, de Spira, for Lucantonio Giunta, Giunta, Venezia, Con 7 tavv.

Fortunatus de Coppulis de Perugia Fortunato Coppoli, d. The family of Lucrezia apparently never forgave him for that move and for a while tried to chase him down. It became more or less his home base during his many preaching campaigns throughout the Italian peninsula. His preaching campaigns during the s and s are well-documented, as are his actions on behalf of the erection of Monte di pieta and concommitant anti-jewish homiletic diatribes in many Italian towns. Toaff, The Jews in Medieval Assisi , 60], and it seems this was in line with utterances at other occasions.

In between his many urban preaching rallies — frequently during the Advent and Lent periods - Fortunato Coppoli also fulfilled several administrative charges within the Observant order family. He was elected guardian of the Porziuncola friary at Santa Maria degli Angeli near Assisi, , and during , he was guardian of the Monteripido friary of Perugia. Spring , he was elected provincial vicar of Umbria, and on the general chapter of Naples that year, he was elected commissioner en charged to act as an arbitor in conflicts among Observant factions in Brescia, Bergamo and Crema.

Quarenghi, Rome, , ; G. Rome, I, ; O. Fortunato Coppoli da Perugia, O. Nicolini, Il Monte dei Poveri di Perugia. Periodo delle origini Perugia, , passim; G. The Jews in Medieval Assisi, OFMCap and botanist. Entered the Capuchin order in in the local S. Michele Arcangelo friary, where he completed his noviciate and made his profession on 26 January , adopting the order name Fortunato. There he specialised in botanical learning, and he continued to do so after he became an infirmarer in Venice and later in the Capuchin friary of Verona and he maintained for many years a correspondence with leading Italian and foreigns botanists, many of whom are named in the ninth volume of his Erbario.

He also profited from seeds and specimen sent to him by friar-missionaries in other parts of the world. A first literary product reflecting his expertise was the seven-volume Tavola di Montebaldo fiorito , which never reached the printing press and much of which was lost in , except for a few fragments now kept in the Biblioteca Mediceo-Laurenziana of Florence.

This work was intended to be published, but somehow never made it completely to the printing press. It was kept in manuscript format in the Capuchin convent of Verona until the reduction of Italian monasteries in After decades of neglect it found its way into the collections of the Verona Museo di scienza naturale di Verona Sezione Botanica , whereas L'indice vecchio delle piante dell'Erbario , produced by Petronio da Verona, is kept in Mestre, in the Capuchin Archivio della Curia provinciale.

Selva di varie compositioni appartenanti all'arte medica : Capuchin convent library of Venice. Luigi Gaitier, Elogio di frate Fortunato da Rovigo infermiere cappuccino del secolo decimosettimo letto da Luigi Gaiter p. Broglio, Il convento e i frati minori cappuccini di Rovigo Rovigo, , ; Giovanni Crisostomo da Cittadella, Biblioteca dei frati minori cappuccini della provincia di Venezia Padua, , f. Fortunatus Hueber fl. Born in Neustadt an der Donau, he entered the order in the Bavaria province on 5 November He fulfilled functions as theology lector, cathedral preacher in Freising between and , and provincial of the Bavaria province.

In , he was elected definitor-general and appointed order historian for his province. In he obtained the title scriptor ordinis. For a considerable period, he was also confessor to the Clarissan St. Jacob am Anger monastery in Munich. At several occasions, he performed visitations of the Bohemian province and the Hungarian St. Salvator province as order commissary. He cied in in Munich. Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and via Google Books.

Das Leben des H. Petrus von Alcantara Munich, Homo primus et secundus in mundum prolatus Munich, Candor lucis aeternae, lilium regale fragans virgineum, seu D. Antonium de Padua Munich, Durch ein verguenstigte Ehren-Predig eroeffnet, geschaetzt und aussgeschenckt von Fortunato Hueber Munich: Lucas Straub, Munich: Jaecklin, Apparatus solemnis sublimis et illimis pro felicibus ac publicis auspiciis ad diademata, coronas, insulas, praelaturas, primitias, investituras, professiones, gradus, et varios cim saecularium, tum maxime ecclesiasticorum et regularium status inaugurandos Munich: Johann Jaecklin, Irmgard E.

Zwingler ed. Fortunati Hueber S. Munich, Genealogia seu liber stemmatic. Francisci h. Francisci Munich: Johann Jaecklin, Quodlibetum angelico-historicum de sanctis angelorum beneficiis, lateinisch und teutsch Augsburg, Menologium, seu brevis illuminatio sanctorum, martyrum, virginum ex triplici-ordine Fratrum Minorum Clarissarum Poenitentium Munich: Johann Lucas Straub, This provides lives of the beatified and saints of the Franciscan order, and is arranged according to the liturgical year.

Welchen allen vorstehet Der Heil. Munich: Johann Lucas Straub, Fortunatus Losiewski Fortunato Losiewskiego d. Polish friar. Preached in Cracow and Warshaw. A series of sermon collections in Polish seems to have survived. Here are given the Latin titles as found in an Daniel A. De Studiis, in quibus Homo Religiosus versari debet, libellum, sermone patrio confectum Cracow, Daniel A.

Studia in honorem prof. Eduardi Staniek , ed. Spanish friar. Wrote on the immaculate conception. Franciscus A. Franciscus Adriani Francesco Adriani, mid fourteenth century. Friar from Bologna. Baccalaureus Paris? Renowned preacher. In he took part in the election of the provincial minister as discretus of Bologna. To him is ascribed a Tractatus in Symbolum S.

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Irma Irma. Ira Irma Irma. Irmuska Irma Irmuska Irmi. Irvin Irwin Marvin. Isaiah Izso Isaia. Isidoro Iza. Isidore Isidor Izidor. Izek Izador Eesidor. Izolda Izolde Zolda. Israel Izrael Israele Izrael. Ivan Ivan. Ivanna Ivona. Hazinthe Hyacinthe. Giacinta Cynta. Cinthe Hyacinthe Hiacynta Hyacinth. Imre Giamo Dymitry. Janina Janka Jasia Jena Nina. Geoffroi Gottfried. Gofredo Gotfryd. Jeannette Jenny Zseni Gianina Ewgenua. Gyongyi Giovannina Janina. Geremia Jeremiasz Jeremias Iveremiy. Jerome Hieremias Jeromos Geronimo Hieronym. Jessie Jesslyn. Giobbe Joachim.

Johanna Hanka. Janka Johanka Ioanna. Johannes Hanka. Giuseppe Jonasz. Iona Jonah Jonas Yona. Josue Josua. Yehosha Josh. Jozsue Giosia. Yehudi Juda Jude. Julian Julda Julie Julian. Giuliano Julek Julian Iulian. Just Justa Justin Justin. Giustino Inek. Ina Justina Iustina. Karina Karine Karyna. Karolek Karlen Karlin Karlusha Karlushka. Kaspar Caspar. Kacper Caspar Gaspar. Kaspek Gaspar Kasper. Catant Kaethe Katalin Caterina Kasia. Katharine Catherine Catherine Catherina Kata. Kasia Katerina Ekaterina. Innokenty Inokentiy Kenya Kesha. Klara Clara. Ladislaw Lada. Lambert Lambert. Bert Lanbert Landbrit Bertie.

Laurel Laurette Laurka Lauretta Leonkadia. Lawrence Vavrinec Laurent Lorenz Lenci. Inek Laurinec Labrentsis. Lazare Lazarus. Lean Lea. Lazar Lazar. Leah Lazarz. Lena Lene. Magdalena Lencze. Helena Lenka Alena. Leonek Leosko Leos Lev. Leonard Leonard Lienard Leonhard. Leonardo Lenek Leonard Leonard. Leonard Leonek Nardek. Lenora Leonora. Ina Leopoldina. Lipotka Leopoldine Leopoldyna Lila Pola. Lilo Lise Lisel. Leva Levka Levko Levushka.

Heloise Ludowicke. Luigia Iza. Lucia Lucia. Lucek Lucian Luchok. Lucka Lukyna. Lucille Lucie. Luce Lukas Lukcas Lucio. Lucretia Lukrecie Lucrece. Lucy Lucie Lucien Lucia. Luciana Lucienne Lucina Lucille. Ludwig Lajos Lodovico Ludwig Ludko. Ludo Ludovit. Clotaire Lothar. Lothario Lowther. Lydia Lidka Lydie. Leokadia Lydia Lida.

Madelene Magda Madeleine Lena. Maddelina Lena Magda Madelina. Magdalene Magda Magdalaine Lena. Maddalena Lena Magda Madelina. Malvina Malvina. Mantle Mandel. Mantell Mendeley. Manfred Manfred. Fred Manfred. Marcel Marcel. Marcelek Marcel. Marceli Marcelian Marcys. Marcela Marcela. Lina Marcela. Marcela Marcelina. Anna Mariana Mariam. Marina Mara. Marianna Maryanna.

Martin Martin Mertin Martel Marci. Marcin Martin Martin. Maude Maudie. Maxime Max Miksa. Maximus Maxa. Makszi Massimo Makimus Maxim Maksim. Melchiorre Melchior. Melchiorek Melek. Linda Malinda. Melenia Melanie. Ela Melania Melana. Maier Majer. Inka Mykhaylyna Michalina Michalinka Misia. Minette Minna. Minah Minna Minna Minnie Minne. Modestas Esta. Modesty Modesta Modka. Marietta Molka. Ika Monika Monika. Mona Monika Nika.

Mordcha Mordka Mordechai. Myra Mira. Mirka Mirka Mirra Miroslava. Nuziata Nanny. Napoleon Napoleon. Napoleone Napoleon. Narcyza Nartsis Narek Natek. Nathalia Natalie Natalie. Natalia Nacia Natalia Nata. Nate Natek Nathon. Nilushka Nilya. Elaine Elenore Onella Eleanora Aniela. Nestore Nestek. Nestor Nestir Nestor.

Nicodemus Nyka. Demek Nicodemus Dima. Nina Nina. Noah Noe Noe. Noey Noy. Nora Nora. Nora Norka. Norbert Berty. Bert Norbert Eleanora. Norberta Berta. Norberta Nora Norberta Norka. Octave Octavia. Ottavia Okta. Octavine Oktawia Tawia. Olaf Olek. Olek Oleh Oleshka. Olga Olga. Ola Olga Lelya. Olivia Oliviya. Olivier Oliver. Onofrio Onufry. Oscar Oskar. Oskar Oskar Askar.

Oskarek Oszi Oskarek Oskar. Oswald Osvald. Wald Waldek. Otila Otylie. Ocia Otila Otiliya. Otylka Otka Tylka Otylia Otylka. Ozek Aziasz Ezjasz. Pafnucek Pafnucy. Pancrazio Kracy. Panfek Panfil. Pascal Pasch. Pasch Panfil Patsy Panka Panya. Patrice Patrizius.

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Pauline Paule Pali Paola. Pavla Pavla. Pauline Pavla. Pauline Paula. Penny Pela Pelcia Penelopa. Perceval Parzival. Parsifal Percee. Petronela Petronela. Petronelle Nela Nelka Petra Petronele. Fulbert Philbert. Flipote Philippine. Filippa Filipa. Pio Pius. Placido Placyd Placid. Polycarp Polykarp. Procopius Prokop. Prokop Prokop Prokip. Protek Protasiy Protaska Protaz.

Pru Prudy. Radomir Radek. Mirek Radomir Radimir. Raphael Rafael Raphael. Raffaello Rafael Rafel Rafael. Raymond Raimund. Raimondo Mundek Raymond. Ray Raimundek Raymund Rajmund. Reignier Reiner. Rainer Rene Renato Raynier Renier. Rebecque Rebekka Rebeka Rebecca. Regina Regina Reine Gina. Reina Ina Regina Regina. Regnard Reinald. Reginaldo Raynold. Remus Remo. Renata Rena Renia Renata.

Renata Renata. Rena Renata Nata. Ruben Rubin Buben Ruvim Rube. Regnard Reinhard. Rainardo Reynard. Reanaut Reinald. Rinaldo Raynold. Reginald Regnault Reinwald Renaud. Rita Rita. Roberta Berta. Roba Erta Roberta Roberta Robina. Rodrique Roderich. Broderick Rurik Roderic Rodrich Rodrick. Roger Rudiger. Ruggero Gerek. Hodges Roger Rodge Rodger. Roland Roland. Orlando Roland. Roman Roman. Roman Roman Roma. Ranald Ranold. Rosine Rosalie. Rosa Roza. Rosalia Roza. Roza Rosalia Rozalia Roza Roza. Rosette Rosamunda Roza Rosamonda. Roland Ruland.

Orland Rolando Rolek Roland. Rubinek Ruvim. Rudolf Ruda. Rufina Rufina. Griff Griffith. Robers Rudbert. Robert Rupert Ruprecht Ruperto. Saba Saba. Sabcia Sabinka Sabka. Sabin Bina Sabine Sabine. Sabina Sabcia Sabina Sabina. Sari Sara Sara Sara Sala. Samson Sampson. Sampson Samson. Sampson Samson Samson Samsonka Samsonushka. Sandra Sanndra. Sasko Sasha. Sara Sarah Sara Sara. Sara Sara Sara. Sala Sara Sara. Saturnin Satus. Shul Saul. Bastien Bastian Sebestyen Basto Bastek. Sewcio Sewek Sewer Seweryn. Severin Severa. Sewcio Severin Severin.

Seweryna Severyna Sewka. Severo Sewery. Sibelle Sibylle. Sibila Sibila Sibla Sivilla. Sibella Sibilla Sivilla Sybilla. Sigfroi Siegfried. Sigefriedo Fred Sigfrid. Simeon Simeon Symeon Simeon Sema. Salaun Salomo Salamon Salomone Salamen. Sonia Sona. Sonia Sonka Sonicka Sonya. Sofron Sofron Sofroniy Soppon Suprun. Stanislaus Stana Stanislas Stanislau. Stanislao Stanislaw Stanislav Slava. Stanley Stana Stanislas Stanislau. Stanislao Stanislas Stanislav Slava.

Stacha Stanislava Stella. Etiennette Stephanne. Stefa Stefania Panya. Susanne Susanna Zsuzsanna. Susanna Susanochka. Suzetta Zuzanna. Silvano Sylwan. Silvin Sylwek Silvan Sylvain Sylwin. Sylvester Silva. Silvestro Sylwek Silvester Silvestr. Silvestr Sylwester Silvo Sylvesttr. Sylvia Sylva. Silvia Sylwia.

Tamara Mara. Tamara Tama Tamara Tamarka Tamochka. Telesfor Telesphore. Thaddeus Tades. Taddeo Tadek. Teobaldo Baldek. Theodoise Theodora. Teodora Dora Teodora Fedora. Teodora Foedora Tola Todora Tosia. Theodosie Theodosia. Teodosia Teodozia. Teos Tolek Tosiek. Feofanushka Fonka Fonya Teofan. Teofila Teofila Tesia Teofiliya. Theophile Theophilus.

Teofilo Teofil Bohus Feofil. Tibe Tibo Tiber Tibor. Timothee Timotheus. Timoteo Tymek Timotej Teemofe. Tito Titek Titus Tit. Tobie Tobias. Tobia Tobiasz. Tobiah Tobija Toby Tobja Tovi. Tony Antek. Tola Toni. Tonda Tonek Tonko Tonik Tono. Ulrigue Ulrike. Alarice Ulrique Alrica. Orban Urbanius Urbanek Urbane. Ursule Ulla. Orsola Urrsula Ursula Ursula. Waldek Valdemars Waldemar. Tina Valenta Tina. Valeria Valerie. Wala Valeria Lera. Waleria Lerka Valeriya Valka Valya.

Valeriano Walek Valerian. Vera Vera. Wera Viera Vera. Veronica Veronika Berenice Veronike. Nika Verona. Viola Viola Viola. Virginie Virginia. Ginger Virginia Virgie Virgilia. Vladislaus Vlada. Wanda Vanda. Wandis Wandeczka Wandzia. Wenceslaus Vaclav. Wacek Vaclav. Vena Waclaw Venca Waclawek Wacus. Wendel Venda. Vendelin Vendlin. Guilette Helmine. Gugielma Mina Vilma Vilgelmina. William Vila.

Wilma Vilma. Saverio Ksavorek. Javier Ksawer Ksaveriy Ksawery Xawery. Ksenia Xenia Akseniya. Jolanka Jolanta Joli. Zachary Zacharyas Zacharie. Zacharias Zaccaria Zachariasz Zacharias Sachar. Zita Zita. Sometimes both surnames are written the proper first , usually separated by in e. Giuseppina Mauri in Crivelli. Some women, when using their proper surname alone, may add a giovane to the name e. Mauri giovane to indicate clearly that it is not their husband's name. Knowing the birth order of siblings, therefore, often provides a clue to the names of their grandparents.

Each of these sons marries and has his children. According to custom, they will all name their first son Vito, after their father, and they will all name their first daughter Rosa, after their mother. We have three Vito Savinos all born in the same town, within the same generation, possibly even born in the same year. The same situation exists for Rosa Savino. And this is a greatly simplified example since most Italians in this time period had more than three children! All the children would follow this naming tradition, even the daughters, although the daughters would name the second son and second daughter after their maternal grandparents.

Be aware, however, that exceptions do occur. A grandfather might suggest, for example, that the grandson about to be given his name be baptized instead with the name of a son of his who died in infancy many years earlier. This is common when no other member of the family bears the name of that deceased infant. Such a wish would be honored, and a subsequent grandson would be given this grandfather's name. Or a grandmother may ask that the granddaughter to be named for her be given instead the name of a saint to whom she holds a special devotion.

In this case, a subsequent granddaughter would be given this grandmother's name. Carrying this tradition over to America caused dilemmas for first-generation Americans. If the grandmother was Crucifissa, for instance, which means Crucifix, the granddaughter might be baptized Christine. If the grandfather was Rosario Rosary , the grandson might be called Russell. Why Vincenzo, which translates as Vincent, became James is an issue of speculation among Americans of Italian descent.

To be certain that you are tracing your immigrant ancestor and not a same-named cousin, learn two more facts: 1 the approximate year of his or her emigration from Italy, and 2 his or her approximate age at that time. Italian surnames ending in o usually come from southern Italy, whereas in northern Italy they can often be found ending with i. Tracking down the sources and variations of your Italian surname is an important part of Italian genealogical research and unveils an important part of your family history and Italian heritage.

Where did the Italian Tortorici family come from? When did the Tortorici family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name? Spelling variations of this family name include: Tortella, Tortela, Tartella, Tortelli, Tortello and many more.

First found in Naples, formerly Napoli or Neapolis, formerly capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy it is the chief city of the province of Naples. Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Paolo Tortorice, who came to West Virginia in ; Vincenzo Tortora, who came to New York, NY in ; and Guiseppe Tortorici, who arrived in Arkansas in Nicknames Many Italians brought with them to America the custom of calling one another by nicknames. Usually the nickname was an altered form of the given name. For instance, Pepina is short for Giuseppina, which in turn is a diminutive or affectionate form of Giuseppa Josephine.

Therefore, Pepina might be translated as Jo, and Giuseppina as Josie. Giovannino, the diminutive form of Giovanni John , may be translated as Johnny. Antonino Tony is short for Antonio Anthony. However, both Giovannino and Antonino might be called simply Nino. Sometimes the nickname had nothing to do with the given name. My Uncle Tony, for example, was baptized Giovanni. But after his father Antonio died, his mother wanted to keep the name Antonio in the family.

So she called her son Antonio rather than Giovanni, and the name stuck. Uncle Tony never did use his given name. Family lore has it that the man liked to play that simple musical instrument. Turturici Spellings and Misspellings:.

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Note: Tortorici is spelled Turturici in the early church records of Contessa Entellina. Surnames and their Meanings Delving into the research of surnames, also known as last names or family names, is an exciting way to learn more about your family history. Torturici e Turtorici sono assolutamente rarissimi, si tratta di forme modificate dei cognomi Turturici e Tortorici. Turturici particolarmente diffuso a Sciacca e Caltabellotta nell'agrigentino ed a Trabia nel palermitano.

Turturici particularly widespread in Sciacca and Caltabellotta nell'agrigentino and Trabia in Palermo. January 13th: St Hilary's Day: In there was a terrible frost across many of the English counties, and after that time St Hilary's Day became known as the coldest day of the year in popular lore. December 21st: Feast of St Thomas: often a day when the annual slaughter of the pigs began. November 11th: Martinmas a rent quarter day : a time for hearty feasting esp.

Hilary and St. ONE of the happinesses of living in Rome is to be able to visit some church of a saint every time his feast comes around. These old monks and hermits -- like Paul, Hilarion, Anthony, and many others -lived to a great old age, and were all more than centenarians when they died. Hilary was born at Poitiers sometime around A. He was a convert from paganism.

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Hilary was made bishop of Poitiers. He was so strong in his fight against Arianism that the Emperor Constantine exiled him. Hilary wanted to strengthen the Catholic Faith so he wrote many books including his most famous - "De Trinitate". Hilary died in A. To pick up the paper trail of your Italian family on the other side of the Atlantic, you must know the name of your immigrant ancestor.

Could anything be more self-evident? But learning that single piece of information may pose an unexpected challenge. Surnames have changed over the centuries. Some Italians were known by nicknames. Others used detti, or family nicknames. Still others went by patronymics. Here are a few cultural considerations to keep in mind as you search for your Italian ancestor's name. Surname Changes Many Italian surnames have been transformed in the United States—shortened, spelled differently, changed completely.

Reasons for these name transformations, and the stories passed on from generation to generation about them, are myriad. Whatever family name you may use today, to pursue your research in Italian records you will have to learn what your immigrant ancestor's original surname was. And do not be surprised to find the surname spelled two, three, or more ways in old documents. Only since the twentieth century has the orthography spelling of surnames been rigidly fixed. Fucilla's Our Italian Surnames.

These books suggest the geographic area in Italy where each name and its antecedents were derived, and they indicate where the name is concentrated today. If you have not yet discovered your ancestors' native town, this information will narrow your focus to a particular province or region. The etymology of your surname how it developed also hints at where your family research may ultimately lead. People of many national origins compose the population of modern-day Italy.

However, onomatology the study of the origin and development of proper names is an artful science, and surname dictionaries sometimes propose different interpretations of the same name. The American genealogist named Checati who has not consulted a surname dictionary might miss the possible link between his own ancestors and the Cecato individuals he keeps coming across in old Italian records. Naming Children It is also important to know your immigrant ancestor's given name or names. Since at least the sixteenth century, tradition has dictated how Italian parents name their children.

A couple's first son is given the name of the father's father; the first daughter is given the name of the father's mother. The second son is given the name of the mother's father; the second daughter is given the name of the mother's mother. Subsequent children are given their parents' names, or the names of favorite or unmarried or deceased aunts and uncles. Because of this custom, the same given names reappear in Italian families generation after generation. These additional facts will distinguish your ancestor from relatives having the same given name and surname.

Jewish Patronymics and Surnames Americans researching Italian ancestors who were Jewish have other name issues to consider. Some Jews in Italy adopted hereditary surnames along with their non-Jewish neighbors as early as the tenth and eleventh centuries making them the first in Europe to do so. Normally, they either translated their Hebrew name or assumed the name of their place of origin.

Other Italian Jews, however, continued to practice the ancient custom of patronymics, whereby an individual was identified by his or her given name and the given name of his or her father—Samuel ben Jacob, for example Samuel, son of Jacob , or Sarah bar Benjamin Sarah, daughter of Benjamin. How did record keepers distinguish between two Jews with identical names and patronymics? At that time, some Italian Jewish families took as their surname the name of their town or city. Detti Some old Italian records identify interested parties by both a hereditary surname and a detto.

A detto was more than a nickname because it was used by multiple members of the family, often for more than one generation. For example, the death record of Salvatore Iannizzi, dated 29 December , records him as Iannizzi Salvatore Zanella. As was customary in Italian recordkeeping, the surname Iannizzi precedes the given name Salvatore.

But notice the additional name Zanella. Though the word detto does not appear in this case often it does , Zanella was indeed a detto used by this family for several generations. How can we know this? Individuals born in neighboring towns do not appear in the records with the detto until they move to Mammola and marry into this clan.

The custom of using a detto was more prevalent in some towns than others. In some places the practice was not observed at all. This reflects the wide variation you will find in records created throughout the Italian peninsula and islands of Sicily and Sardinia over the centuries. Local customs varied. When your ancestors came to America, was it their surname they went by, or their detto? These few cultural observations demonstrate that Italian surnames have changed over time, that some Italians were known by nicknames or detti rather than their legal names, and that Italian Jews used patronymics for centuries before they adopted fixed surnames.

Keep these considerations in mind as you attempt to pick up the paper trail of your family in Italian records. Maybe the family name you use today was never a surname at all!

John Philip Colletta, Ph. Most of them have both a masculine and a feminine version which I'll divide here with a slash. It's hard to think of anything funny to say about the Romans. They are not known for their sense of humor. Just about any emperor will do except Nerone, for obvious reasons. Mothers everywhere shudder at the thought. I did, however meet a woman named Nerina - not a common name - but she was not a nice person. A lot of names are simply Latin or even Greek words, often Italianized. Another type of name rooted in Roman history is the practice of naming children a number.