Re:Help with Surname
- --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., SantiDClaireS@a... wrote:
> Hi, My name is Dorothy Santi, I have been lurking for a couple ofweeks now
> and decided that I would put my query to the list. My grandparentswere the
> immigrant ancestors. My father was born in PA as were all hissiblings but
> one. I have been told more than once that Santi is not a Slovak nameand I
> believe it because all the research I do comes up 99.9 % Italian ( acouple
> Hispanic). Nothing against either group <BG> but I'm looking forSlovaks. My
> father always insisted that was his background. I confirmed it lastnight on
> the 1910 census (someone on the list mentioned that census as thefirst to
> list Austria-Hungarian immigrants by their true ethnicity) Sureenough, 1900
> list my grandfather Mike Santi as Hungarian, 1910 the enumeratorfirst wrote
> Austria-Hungary then wrote over it in larger letters Slovak. Now myquestion
> is: What was the name originally? Haven't found out yet what portthey
> arrived at and until last night thought they arrived in 1884.However, 1910
> census lists 1883 for Grandfather and what looks like 1880 forGrandmother. I
> don't think that is right though, they had a son (also called Mike)born in
> 1882 in Austria-Hungary, he is the exception noted above. I alsothought that
> they all arrived together but now I am wondering if Daddy came firstand
> Momma and little Mike came later, maybe the 0 is a 6. If I canlocate the son
> on a census as an adult but I think he started calling him selfMichael and
> there are a bunch of those. Oh, Mike (1900 census) is listed asMikle on
> 1910, Mike (jr) is gone from home as are both daughters. My Dadalways said
> his mother's name was Elizabeth (even put it in my baby book thatway) maiden
> name Petruska but on 1900 census she is listed as Rosa but asElizabeth on
> 1910. I'm sure it's the right family and the right wife, themarriage years
> add up. Any help or suggestions are more than welcome. Thanks SandyDon't know your surnames.
Santi or Di Santi would be an Italian surname.
On occasion there were a few French or Italian surname bearers in
That is not too bad.
Sometimes the letters i/y were interchangeable in surnames.
The surname Santa and Santo have also occurred in Slovakia censuses.
Sánta, Sántha is a Hungarian surname.
More Slavic surnames begin with the initial letter K than other
Italian has no letter K and uses the letter C instead.
[letter 'c' (before e/i) is pron. as phonetic ch
letter 'c' (before a/o/u) is pron. as phonetic k]
Some Italians insist my own surname name is Cucina (koo-CHEE-na)
'kitchen, cuisine' in Italian, which it isn't and doesn't.
About a month received some address mailing labels with my surname
crossed American and Italian flags, from the Sons of Italy Foundation.
Wonder where they got my name ?