Re: Any Seraphines out there?
Hi Janice.Thanks for your reply!That's so interesting about the Seraphines from Scotland, and Italy before that.From what my husband's been able to tell me, his Seraphine line was originally from the French/Italian border on the France-side.But, after some political dispute, the border changed, and they found themselves in Italy.They didn't move, but the border did!Anyway, they changed the name to Seraphini (to sound more Italian?) until they emigrated to America.Then they went back to Seraphine.
It sounds like there are a few similarities with our stories.Where did your Seraphines settle?I'm not sure where mine initially lived, but they ended up in Florida.The earliest Seraphine I know of is Nikola Seraphine, born probably in the last quarter of the 19th century.He was a traveling vaudvilleian, who is said to have trained or done some work with Houdini!He was known as the Great Nikola.
BTW, how do you pronounce Seraphine?We pronounce it like SARAH-finn.:)
Thanks again for your reply,