Italian translation

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My grandfather was born in NW Italy, we've always had his Italian name as Remigius Angelo Fonti ... and it's always been word of mouth so, the spelling is suspect.  Fonti became Fonte when they came to the USA but all of his kids (my mom, etc.) always said that his name in Italian was 'Mother's Angel' or something similar ... well in the age of the internet and translators ... that doesn't quite work out ... so, any ideas?  Angelo is indeed Angel, but Remigius is just not anywhere ... his 'american' name was Major Aurthur ... just doesn't have the Italian ring to it ... thanks for any help/pointers ...
in Genealogy Help by Bob Jewett G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
After a couple of days Googling around ... 'little angel' in Italian is Angelino.  Remigius was a catholic saint ... and my [great] granparents were good catholics.  So, we're going with Remigius Angelino Fonti ... that's our story and we're stickin' to it!

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Good for you Bob,

     I see you probably know by now that Remigius is a Latinate name but not Italian,  used by the French in this case
by Vincent Piazza G2G6 Pilot (241k points)

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