|"Santa Maria della Neve" - 1760|
This was because dialects were mostly spoken in the towns and the Italian language as we know it did not really exist. In spite of this, we noticed that often Latin names also had minor variations in spelling from Church to Church. Some names are easier to recognize than others such as IJosephina -Josephine and Philippus-Philip.
The image on the left is taken from the Cosenza Exchange and the record is copied from Santa Maria della Neve from the frazione of Santa Maria La Castagna in Montalto Uffugo.
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