[TI] [Fwd: Salvatore=ToTo]

Ken Geraci ken_geraci at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 28 05:30:37 EEST 2008


Yes,

My Marcellino cousins also put the accent on the 2nd syllable and said "toTO" for Salvatore.

Ken Geraci
(heading back on the road tonight, nice to have been back on the list for the past day, see everyone in Cleveland if not sooner!)


--- On Sun, 7/27/08, Joan Petrulis <jlip37 at verizon.net> wrote:

> From: Joan Petrulis <jlip37 at verizon.net>
> Subject: Re: [TI] [Fwd: Salvatore=ToTo]
> To: ken_geraci at yahoo.com, terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org
> Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008, 7:39 PM
> Yes, I have a grandfather Salvatore Chiaramonte who was
> called Sam and I 
> have an uncle Salvatore Indovina who was called Toto (with
> the accent on the 
> second syllable).
> Joan Petrulis
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ken Geraci" <ken_geraci at yahoo.com>
> To: <terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org>
> Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 10:04 AM
> Subject: Re: [TI] [Fwd: Salvatore=ToTo]
> 
> 
> >I have heard "ToTo" also for Salvatore. My
> elderly cousin, Mike Marcellino, 
> >told me a few years ago about a Salvatore relative who
> used the nickname 
> >"ToTo". Perhaps "ToTo" is a
> separate nickname in addition to "Turri"? Maybe 
> >"ToTo" is a playful derivative of the middle
> part of salvaTOre?
> >
> > My other cousin, Sal Marcellino, goes by the American
> nickname "Sonny" for 
> > Sal.
> >
> > Ken Geraci
> >
> > --- On Thu, 7/24/08, graceolivo at comcast.net
> <graceolivo at comcast.net> 
> > wrote:
> >
> >> From: graceolivo at comcast.net
> <graceolivo at comcast.net>
> >> Subject: Re: [TI] [Fwd: Salvatore=Sam?]
> >> To: terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org
> >> Date: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 7:43 PM
> >> Sicilians call Salvatores "Turridu" and
> sometimes
> >> it's abbreviated to "Turri" - could
> that be
> >> what you're hearing?
> >>
> >> Grace Lancieri Olivo
> >> www.italianancestry.com/coi
> >>
> >>  -------------- Original message
> ----------------------
> >> From: "anniegoe"
> <anniegoe at access995.com>
> >> > Madeleine my cousin from Sicily is Toto!  His
> name is
> >> Salvatore. When he
> >> > visited 2 years ago we enjoyed him so much. 
> He never
> >> quit talking, and we
> >> > could not understand him.  A cousin was our
> >> interpreter.  We did not
> >> > understand Sicilian or Italian.  My Mother
> was born in
> >> American my Father
> >> > was born in Villarosa.  I think your friend
> Rose has
> >> that connection.
> >> > Ann
> >> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> > From: "M GILL"
> <mgill494 at rogers.com>
> >> > To: <terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org>
> >> > Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 4:21 PM
> >> > Subject: Re: [TI] [Fwd: Salvatore=Sam?]
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > >
> >> > >>My father was born Salvatore and was
> called
> >> Sam.
> >> > > His first grandson was named after him
> and is
> >> called
> >> > > Sal.
> >> > > We have many Salvatore's in our
> family tree.
> >> Tg\he new
> >> > > generation are called Sal.
> >> > > In Termini they are called TO To .
> >> > > Madeleine
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
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