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06:11 Apr 22, 2008
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Italian term or phrase: Signore = S. ???
Buongiorno...I have a Certificato di Stato di Famiglia that lists men's names in the following manner:

S. Marco
S. Luigi
S. Francesco

These are found in the column entitled "Paternita", so I am quite sure we are talking about fathers and not towns.

I thought that "S." was only used as an abbreviation for "Saint", but the certificate concerns merely ordinary citizens, not theological characters.

Has anybody ever seen "Signore" abbreviated as "S."? I'm aware of the abbreviation "Sig." but not much else...
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4following (children) (S.=seguenti)
Giovanni Pizzati
3 -1surname
simon tanner

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31 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1

is there a surname beginning with S? the family surname, I imagine. It could be an abbreviatian for that

Note added at 34 mins (2008-04-22 06:45:25 GMT)

if it is clear elsewhere in the certificate, it may have been considered unnecessary to repeat the whole surname, just providing the initial. This would fit in with the fact that it comes before the name, as surnames nearly always do on Italian certificates

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disagree  Tom in London: but in Italian that would be "cognome" (Cog.) - Maybe they are al saints ! Maybe the cognome begins with the letter S and is shared by all of them?
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  -> that's what I'm saying Tom, that their surname possibly begins with S! I do realise that the word cognome begins with C! why didn't you read my whole entry before disagreeing?
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following (children) (S.=seguenti)

You can bet!

Note added at 7 ore (2008-04-22 14:03:30 GMT)

Non lo tradurre, significa "seguenti figli". Il Certificato di stato di famiglia non si usa più, perché sostituito da auto-certificazione.
Sostituisci la S. con 1, 2, 3......

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Asker: So then "S.Marco" would mean "Seguente Marco" or "following Marco"?

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