• Common Forename Abbreviations

    Some Standard Name Abbreviations (by no means a definitive list)

    Ben = Benjamin
    Cath = Catherine
    Chas = Charles
    Edwd = Edward
    Eliz or Elizth = Elizabeth
    Fredk = Frederick
    Geo = George
    Gul or Guliel = Gulielmus (Latin for William)
    Hy = Henry
    Jac = Jacobus (Latin for James)
    Jas = James
    Jer = Jeremiah
    Jno = John
    Jon = Jonathan
    Jos = Joseph
    Josh = Joshua
    Marg = Margaret
    Mich = Michael
    Nich = Nicholas
    Phil = Philip
    Ric or Rich = Richard
    Rob or Robt = Robert
    Saml or Sml = Samuel
    Sar = Sarah
    Susna = Susannah
    Theo = Theodore
    Tho or Thos = Thomas
    Willm or Wm = William
    Zach = Zacharius




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