María Paita

Calice al Cornoviglio, Spezia, Liguria, Italy

The Life of María

María Paita was born in 1804, in Calice al Cornoviglio, Spezia, Liguria, Italy.

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Age 10

Napoleon abdicated his throne and Italy was broken up into small kingdoms.

Age 16

Small revolutions in the kingdoms. Venice, Rome and Tuscany declare themselves Republics.

Age 45

Austria regains control of most of Italy.

Name Meaning

1 Southern Italian: probably a variant of Màita ( see Maida ). This name is now common in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.2 Japanese: ‘rice paddy’; found mostly in western Japan, it is also pronounced as Yoneda , Kometa, and Maida.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1804-1874;

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