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LATIN FOR GENEALOGISTS

a.a.a. Died in the year of his/her age (45yrs died '45)
d.s.p. Died without issue.
d.s.p.l. Died without legitimate issue.
d.s.p.m.s. Died without surviving male issue.
d.s.p.s. Died without surviving issue.
d.unm. Died unmarried.
d.v.p. Died in the lifetime of his father.
d .v.m. Died in the lifetime of his mother
et al And others
inst. During this month
in situ In natural, original or appropriate position
liber Book or volume.
nepos Grandson.
nunc nun An oral will, written by a witness
ob He/she died
rel. or Relict Widow or widower
res. or residue Widow or widower
sic Exact copy as written
testes Witness
ult Late
ult. In or during the previous month
ux or vs Wife
viz Namely

Common Latin Terminology

From RootsWeb Review 10 August 2011, Vol. 14, No. 8

Ætas

Greater Age

Anno Domini

In the year of the Lord

Baptisatus

Baptized

Conditio

Condition, circumstances

Dies Mortis

Death date

Dies Vitae

Days of life (age)

Filia, Filius

Daughter of, son of

Gemelli

Twins

Maritus

Husband

Mas, Femina

Male, female

Mensis

Month (Ianuarius, Februarius, Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Iunius, Iulius, Augustus, September, October, November, December)

Morbus et Qualitas Mortis

Quality of death and disease (ex. ordinaria - ordinary)

Mortem, Mortui

Death, dead

Nomen

Name

Natus, Natae

Born (indicates a maiden name)

Numerus Domus
(abbreviated Nrus Domus)

House number

Parentes

Parents

Patrini

Sponsor

Religio, Catholica, Aut Alia

Religion, Catholic, or other

Sexus, Puer, Puella

Sex, boy, girl

Sponsus / Sponsa

Bridegroom, Bride

Testes

Witnesses


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