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abbreviations before surnames in church records

  • 13 April 2023 11:03 AM
    Reply # 13166551 on 13160614


    No differences in meaning for recte, alias, etc.


  • 12 April 2023 6:13 PM
    Reply # 13165804 on 13160614

    yes, but it is confusing that there were different words/abbreviations used instead of the word alias?  Did the use of different words have different inferences or meanings?

  • 08 April 2023 5:45 PM
    Reply # 13161346 on 13160614


    The use of those words indicates the person was known by both names during his lifetime.  In order to determine his birth name, you must search backwards in time and check under both surnames.  The earliest surname used by the person would be his presumtive birth surname.

    Tom Peters

  • 07 April 2023 5:20 PM
    Message # 13160614

    While researching the Slovak church records, I’ve come across various words and abbreviations included with a second surname – alias, v, ot, and recte. Are any/all of these the same as alias or perhaps refer to an original name, adopted name, etc.


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