Danube Swabian

 

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Common Latin in your daily genealogical research

Latin abbreviations

Alsatia = Alsace
anno   = in the year of
antenatus = step-son
dic(s)  =day
filia,-us = daughter, son
Gallia    = France
gemina = twins (f)
gemini (gemili?) =twins (m)
hebdomada = week
hujas   = from here, from this village
ignotus = unknown
infans  = child
judex   = Judge
judex loci = village mayor
Landavium = Landau (Plaz)
levans, levantes=godparent, godparents
Lotharingia = Lorraine
ludimagister = teacher (m)
ludimagistra = teacher (f)
mater    = mother
matricula baptization = baptism registration
menis  = month
matrimonium = marriage
Moguntiensi  = Mainz (city of Mainz)
natus, nata in = born in
Neo Aradiensis = Neu-Arad
nomen           = name
occasion        = end, death
pater             = father
parentes        = parents
puella            = girl
puer              = boy
solutus          = single
Svitia            = Switzerland
Treviris          = Trier (city)
Vetera Aradiensis = (Alt-) Arad
*        = sign of birth
+        = sign of death
oo       = sign for marriage ceremony
junenis, juv. = groom, young single man
virgo, puella = young, single girl
cael, C       = living alon, single
vidua, viduus, w. We Wr = widow, widower
uxor  = wife
conjug, cj = married
conjugalis = married
maritus    =marriage
ferje       = husband (Hungarian)
fil, filius, filia, = son, child, daughter
FB = family bible
Ma, Mg. Md = abbrevation for Maria, Margaretha, (Margarete) or Magdalena
< = sign for parents, origin or statement of this place.
j = year
m = month
w = week
nr = street number
nt = emergency baptiz
cael. Sv = son of
Tv =daughte of
Z = witnesses
r.k. = Roman-catholic
gr.or =Greek orthodox
gr.c.u. = Greek catholic united
ev.= Protestant reformed
ru.or = Romanian orthodox
K.Tim = hospital in Timisoara.

Latin Research Help Aids

The usual alphabetical alterations

a
ai=u=ay=ei=eu=ey=ui
au
b
c (only in conjunction with "h" as "ch" or under "k" or "z")
d
e==
f=ph
h
i=ie==y
k=c
l
m
n
o=-e
p=ph=f
q=kw
r
s=following with "sch" "sp" "st"
t
u==i
v
w
x=ks
z=tz=c
the same setting applies for, b=p; d=t; f=pf=v

Abbreviations of first names:

A        Anna
Barb    Barbara
Casp   Caspar
Chr     Christof
Gg      Georg
Hs      Hans
Jac     Jacob
J,Joh   Johann
Jos     Josef
M       Maria
Mtin    Martin
Math   Matthias
Mich   Michael
Nic     Nicolaus
Val     Valentin

Coin values:

fl (florentiner Gulden)  (1 fl = 60 x)

x Kreuzer              (1 x    =   3 d)

d Plennig (Denar)    (1 d    =   2 Heller) RTh   

Reichthaler     (1 RTh =   1 fl 30 x)

 

[Published at DVHH.org 2004 by Jody McKim, contributed by Alex Leeb]

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