Census Name Abbreviations
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Over numerous census's taken over the years, the numerator used abbreviations for certain common names as follows:

  •     Alex/Alexr    - Alexander    Census
  •     Bernd           - Bernard
  •     Chas            - Charles
  •     Dy/Do          - Dorothy
  •     Edw             - Edward
  •     Eliz              - Elizabeth (not to be confused with Eliza)
  •     Em               - Emma/Emily
  •     Fredk           - Frederick
  •     Geo             - George
  •     Hon             - Honour
  •     Hum/Humy   - Humphrey
  •     Jas             - James
  •     Jno            - John
  •     Jonth        - Jonathon
  •     Jos            - Joseph
  •     Josh         - Joshua/Joseph
  •     Marg         - Margaret (not Mary)
  •     Mart          - Martha (not Margaret)
  •     Mattw        - Matthew
  •     My            - Mary
  •     Ric/Richd  - Richard
  •     Robt        - Robert
  •     Saml        - Samuel
  •     Ste           - Stephen
  •     Tam        - Tamsin/Thomasin
  •     Tho/Thos   - Thomas
  •     Wm         - William
  •     Xian       - Christian
  •     Xpr        - Christopher
If you know of any more abbreviations from the census's, please contact us.