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A selection of latin words of use to family historians

Ambo
Both
Amita
Aunt (paternal)
Annoque predicto
Of the year aforesaid
Armiger
Arms bearer, squire
Avunculus
Uncle (maternal)
Avus
Grandfather
Baptizat, baptizatus(-a) est (or erat) baptizabatur (abbrev: bapt)
Baptized
Caelebs
Single
Coniunctierant, conjunctus, copulati(us)
Married
Conjugata
Married woman
Conjures
Married couple
Copulati sunt
Were married
Cretura Christi
Child of Christ (ie who died unnamed)
Cum contione (abbrev: cum cont)
With a sermon
De hac parochia, de hujus parochie
Of this parish
Die
On the ... day
Dominus (-a) (abbrev: dom)
Lord or sir (lady or dame)
Duxit (followed by bride's name)
Led in marriage
Ejus
His or her (of him or her)
Eques
Knight
Ex hac eadem parochia
From this same parish
Femina
Woman, wife
Filia (abbrev: fil or fill)
Daughter (or daughter of)
Filiaster
Son in law, stepson
Filius (abbrev: fil or fill)
Son (or son of)
Filius (-a) populi (abbrev: fil.pop)
Bastard son (or daughter)
Filius (-a) vulgi
Son or daughter of a harlot
Frater
Brother (or monk)
Gemelli(-e)
Twins (twin girls)
Gener
Son or grandson in law
Generosus
Gentleman
Ignoti parentis
Of unknown parents
In comitatu (abbrev: in com)
In the county (of)
In matrimonia
Were joined in matrimony
Innuba
Unmarried woman
Juncti sunt
Were joined in matrimony
Juxta Christi
According to Christ (ie in year)
Majores
Ancestors
Mariti
Married couple
Martia
Wife
Mater
Mother
Matertera
Aunt (maternal)
Matrimonium solemnizat
Married
Mensis
Of the month
Meretrix
Harlot
Miles
Knight
Nepos, nepus
Grandchild, nephew
Nepta
Granddaughter. niece
Nothus
Bastard
Nupsit
Married
Nupti fuerunt (abbrev: nupt)
Were married
Nurus
Daughter in law
Obiit (abbrev: ob)
Died
Parens
Parent, grandparent
Parochie (abbrev: par)
Of the parish of
Pater
Father
Patruus
Uncle (paternal)
Per bannos
By banns
Per licentiam (abbrev: lic)
By licence
Priories
Ancestors
Proles
Descendant
Propinquarius
Relation
Puella
Spinster
Relicta
Widow
Relictus
Widower
Renatus(-a)
Baptised (ie reborn)
Senex
An old man
Sepeliebatur (abbrev: sep) Sepultat, sepultatus erat, in tumulo sep.
Buried, was buried
Solutus(-a)
Bachelor (spinster)
Soror
Sister (or nun)
Sponsa
Wife
Sponsus
Husband
Stylo Angliae
In the style of England (date)
Successio
Descendants
Ut dicitur
As is said
Ut fertur
Of a putative father
Uterque
Both
Uxor (abbrev: ux)
Wife (or wife of)
Uxoratus
Married
Vevodus
Widower
Viduus(-a) (abbrev: vid)
Widower (or widow)
Vir
Man, husband

RFM Revised 10/92

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