Feminine Names from 15th Century Bologna

by Magnifica Gianna Madalena Alberti/ Giata Magdalena Alberti (Gigi Coulson)  These names are taken from the 1401 Registro della bollatura delle veste from the Comune of Bologna. This was list of clothing items that were declared to the record-keeper at a Parish location so that the item could be grandfathered in and not fined by … More Feminine Names from 15th Century Bologna


Name Consult 101 by Fleurtyherald

The first rule is that this website is your best friend, search it, read it, know it, love it: http://heraldry.sca.org/welcome.html (particularly) http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#PN1 You should also especially love this page: http://heraldry.sca.org/articles/withoutbooks.html which is a more comprehensive guide on name research without books. In this class you get the quicksteps that are my tried and true method. … More Name Consult 101 by Fleurtyherald

Italian Surnames From a Cinquecento Armorial

I wanted to share this information on 16th Century Italian Surnames as researched by Coblaith Muimnech, who holds the copyright to the text. Signor Muimnech has separately indexed the place names and house names found in the armorial. Below is a map of the origin of names he listed. Excerpt List of Names from Coblaith’s … More Italian Surnames From a Cinquecento Armorial