Genealogical Abbreviations

Abitante= Local offical of a town.
AC  Member of the second class or, Companion of the Order of Australia.
AD  Member of the first class or, Dame of the Order of Australia.
ADC  Aide de Camp
ADC Gen. Aide de Camp General
AK  Member of the first class or Knight of the Order of Australia
AM  Recipient of the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Class of the Albert Medal. Member of the fourth class of the Order of Australia.
AO  Member of the third class or, Officer of the Order of Australia
Assist. Assistant
Assoc.  Associate, association
AStJ  Honorary Associate (Brother or Sister) of the Most Venerable Hospital of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the British Realms
b.  born
BA  Bachelor of Arts, British Airways
Bart.  Baronet
BCL  Bachelor of Civil Law
BD  Bachelor of Divinity
BEM  Recipient of the British Empire Medal
BM  Recipient of the Barbados Bravery Medal. Recipient of the Bravery Medal (Australia). Bachelor of Medicine.
Brig.  Brigadier
Brig-Gen. Brigadier-General
Bros.  Brothers
BS  Bachelor of Surgery
BSc  Bachelor of Science
Bt.  Baronet
bur.  buried
ca.  circa, i.e. about
CAS  Chief of the Air Staff
Cav.  Cavalry
CB  Member of the third class, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath
CBE  Member of the third class, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Cdr.  Commander
Ch.  Chief
Chanc. Chancellor
Chap.  Chaplain

Chco= Captain of the town.
CI  Lady of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India
CIE  Member of the third class or Companion of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
C-in-C Commander in Chief
civ.  civil
CMG  Member of the third class or, Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George

COP  Committee of Privileges of the Nobility of Malta.
CPM  Recipient of the Colonial Police Medal for gallantry or distinguished service
cr.  created
CSC  Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross (UK). Conspicuous Service Cross (Australia).
CSI  Member of the third class or, Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. Recipient of the Cross-of the Distinguished Order of the Solomon Islands.
CSM  Conspicuous Service Medal (Australia).
CStJ  Member of the fourth class or Commander (Brother or Sister) of the Most Venerable Hospital of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the British Realms
Cttee.  Committee
CV  Cross of Valour (Australia). Cross of Valour (Canada).
CVO  Member of the third class or Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
d.  died
dau.  daughter
DBE  Member of the second class or Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
DCB  Member of the second class or, Dame Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
DCL  Doctor of Civil Law
DCMG Member of the second class or, Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.
DCVO Member of the second class or, Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
DD  Doctor of Devinity
DDS  Doctor of Dental Surgery
dep.  deputy
dept.  department
DIG  Deputy Inspector-General
dip.  Diploma
dir.  director
div.  divorced
DJStJ Member of the third class or, Dame of Justice of the Most Venerable Hospital of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the British Realms.
DL  Deputy Lieutenant
D.Litt. Doctor of Literature
D.Mus. Doctor of Music
DSC  Recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross
DSc.  Doctor of Science
DSO  Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
DSM  Recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal (UK). Recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal (Australia).
d.s.p.  decessit sine prole, i.e. died without issue
d.s.p.l. decessit sine prole legitima, i.e. died without legitimate issue
d.s.p.m. decessit sine prole mascula, i.e. died without male issue
d.s.p.s. decessit sine prole superstite, i.e. died without surviving issue
DStJ  Member of the third class or, Dame of Grace of the Most Venerable Hospital of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the British Realms
d. unm. died unmarried
d.v.m.  decessit vita matris, i.e. died in the lifetime of the mother
d.v.p.  decessit vita patris, i.e. died in the lifetime of the father
DVSc.  Doctor of Veterinary Science
ED  Recipient of the Efficiency Decoration
educ.  educated
EEC  European Economic Community
env.  Envoy
ERD  Recipient of the Army Emergency Reserve Officers' Decoration
Esq.  Esquire
EStJ  Esquire of the Most Venerable Hospital of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the British Realms
EU  European Union
FO  Foreign Office
F/O  Flying Officer
FRAM Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music
FRCM Fellow of the Royal College of Music
FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
FRGS  Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
FRIBA Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects
FRS  Fellow of the Royal Society
GBE  Member of the first class, Knight or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
GCB  Member of the first class, Knight or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
GCH  Member of the first class or, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Guelphs of Hanover.
GCIE  Member of the first class or, Knight Grand Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire.
GCM  Grand Cross of the Most Illustrious Order of Merit (Antigua & Barbuda). Holder of the Gold Grade of the Crown of Merit of the Order of Barbados.
GCMG Member of the first class, Knight or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.
GCSI  Member of the first class or, Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. Member of the first class or, Grand Cross of the Distinguished Order of the Solomon Islands.
GCSL  Member of the first class, Knight or Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St Lucia.
GCStJ Member of the first class, Bailiff or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Venerable Hospital of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the British Realms
GCVO Member of the first class, Knight or Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorial Order Gov. 

H.E.  His or Her Excellency. His Eminence (Cardinals of the the Church of Rome).
H.E.H. His Exalted Highness (Nizam of Hyderabad only)
H.G.D.H. His or Her Grand Ducal Highness Highness
H.H.  His or Her Highness
H.I.H.  His or Her Imperial Highness (sons and daughters of Emperors)
H.Il.H. His or Her Illustrious Highness (Mediatised Counts of the Holy Roman Empire)
H.I.M. His or Her Imperial Majesty (Emperors and Empresses)
H.I.R.H. His or Her Imperial and Royal Highness
Hon.  Honorary, Honourable
H.P.H. His Princely Highness
H.R.E. Holy Roman Empire
H.R.H. His or Her Royal Highness
H.S.H. His or Her Serene Highness
Inf.  Infantry
info.  information
Inst.  Institute
ION  Imperial Ottoman Navy
ISO  Companion of the Imperial Service Order
jnr.  junior
JP  Justice of the Peace

JUD= Lawyer of the judicial courts.
KA  Member of the first class or, Knight of St Andrew of the Order of Barbados
KB  Knight of the Bath (to 1666); Knight Companion of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath (1725 - 1814)
KBE  Member of the second class or, Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
KBt  Knight Banneret
KC  One of His Majesty's Counsel learned in the law (King's Counsel)
KCB  Member of the second class, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
KCH  Member of the second class or, Knight Commander of the Royal Order of the Guelphs of Hanover.
KCIE  Member of the second class or, Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire.
KCMG Member of the second class or, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George.
KCN  Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua & Barbuda)? Knight of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George       
KCSI  Member of the second class or, Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India.
KCVO Member of the second class or, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
KFSM Recipient of the King's Fire Service Medal for gallantry or distinguished service
KG  Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter
KGCN Knight Grand Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua & Barbuda)
KGN  Knight Grand Collar of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua & Barbuda)
KGNH Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the National Hero (St Christopher & Nevis).
KGO  King George's Own
KGVO King George the Fifth's Own
KH  Member of the third class or, Knight of the Royal Order of the Guelphs of Hanover.

KHS Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
k.  Killed
k-i-a.  Killed in action
KIH Recipient of the first, second, or third class of the Kaiser-i-Hind Medal for Public Service in India (unofficial postnomial letters)
KJStJ Member of the second class or, Knight of Justice of the Most Venerable Hospital of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the British Realms.
KMA  Royal Military Academy (the Netherlands)
KMC  Recipient of the King's Medal for Chiefs
KNH  Knight Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the National Heros (Antigua & Barbuda).
KNIL  Koninklijk Nederlands-Indisch Leger, i.e. the Royal Netherlands Indies Army
KNL  Koninklijk Nederlands Leger, i.e. the Royal Netherlands Army
KNZM Member of the second class or, Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
KP  Knight Companion of the Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick (Ireland)
KPM  Recipient of the King's Police Medal for gallantry or distinguished service
KRRC King's Royal Rifle Corps
KSI  Knight of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India
KSLI  King's Shropshire Light Infantry
KSM  Kyet thaye zaung shwe Salwe ya Min = Recipient of the Gold Chain of Honour (Burma)
KStJ  Member of the third class or Knight of Grace of the Most Venerable Hospital of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the British Realms
KT  Knight Companion of the Most Ancient and Noble Order of the Thistle
legit.  legitimate
LG  Lady Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Life Guards.
Lieut.  Lieutenant
Lieut-Cdr. Lieutenant-Commander
Lieut-Col. Lieutenant-Colonel
Lieut-Gen. Lieutenant-General
Lieut-Gov. Lieutenant-Governor
LL.B.  legum baccalaurus, i.e. Bachelor of Laws
LL.D.  legum doctor, i.e. Doctor of Laws
LL.M.  Master of Laws

LOM  Libro d?Oro di Melita
LT  Lady Companion of the Most Ancient and Noble Order of the Thistle
LVO  Member of the fourth class or, Lieutenant of the Royal Victorial Order.
M.  Monsieur
m.  married
MA  Master of Arts
Mag.  Magistrate
Maj.  Major
Maj-Gen. Major-General

Mastro= Master or high offical or highly honoured.
MB  Medal of Bravery (Canada)
MBE  Member of the fifth class or, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
MC  Recipient of the Military Cross
MG  Medal for Gallantry (Australia). Holder of the Medal of Honour for Gallantry (Jamaica).
MGC  Machine Gun Corps
MH  Member of The Most Precious Order of Princely Heritage (Antigua & Barbados). Recipient of the Medal of Honour (St Christopher & Nevis).
MID  Mentioned in dispatches
Mil.  Military
Min.  Minister
MLA  Member of the Legislative Assembly
MLC  Member of the Legislative Council
Mlle.  mademoiselle
MM  Recipient of the Military Medal. Member of the Most Illustrious Order of Merit (Antigua & Barbuda).
Mme.  madame
MMM  Member of the third class of the Order of Military Merit (Canada). Military Merit Medal (South Africa).
MMV  Medal of Military Valour (Canada)
MNZM Member of the fifth class of the New Zealand Order of Merit
MOM  Member of the Order of Merit (of the Police Forces of Canada). Recipient of the first, second, or third class of the Public Service Medal of Merit (Trinidad and Tobago).
MP  Member of Parliament

Mro= Related to either a Muscian or the arts.
MVO  Member of the fourth class (1897 - 1982) or fifth class of the Royal Victorial Order
MWO  Militaire Willems-Orde, i.e. the Military Order of William (Netherlands)
NSC  Recipient of the Nursing Service Cross (Australia). Recipient of the National Service Cross (St Lucia).

NN or N.N = Not Known.

Natural = Born outside wedlock.
OAM  Recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia
OB  Member of the Order of Burma. Member of the Order of Belize.
OBC  Member of the Order of British Columbia (Canada).
OBE  Member of the fourth class or, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
OBI  Member of the first or second class of the Order of British India
OC  Member of the second class or, Officer of the Order of Canada. Officer Commanding.
OCC  Member of the second class or, Officer of the Order of the Caribbean Community.
OCTU Officer Cadets Training Unit
OD  Member of the Order of Distincion (Antigua & Barbuda). Member of the Order of Distincion (St Christopher & Nevis). Member of the second class or Officer of the Order of Distinction (Jamaica).
OECD Organisation for European Co-operation and Development
Ofcr.  Officer
OH  Member of The Most Precious Order of Princely Heritage (Antigua & Barbuda)
OJ  Member of the Order of Jamaica
OM  Officer of the Most Illustrious Order of Merit (Antigua & Barbuda). Member of the Order of Manitoba (Canada). Member of the Order of Merit (Jamaica). Member of the Order of Merit (UK).
OMM  Member of the second class or Officer of the Order of Military Merit (Canada)
ON  Member of the Order of the Nation (Antigua and Barbuda). Member of the Order of the Nation (Jamaica).
ONZ  Member of the Order of New Zealand
ONZM Member of the fourth class or Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
OOM  Member of the second class or, Officer of the Order of Merit (of the Police Forces of Canada)
OOnt  Member of the Order or Ontario (Canada).
ops.  operations
OQ  Member of the second class or, Officier of the Ordre national du Qu├ębec (Canada).
Ph.D.  Doctor of Philosophy
QC  Queen's Counsel, i.e. one of Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the law
RDC  Rural District Council
Rear-Ad. Rear-Admiral
Recce. Reconnaissance
Regt.  Regiment
Sec.  Secretary

Spuria = Unknown
Supt.  Superintendant
TA  Territorial Army
Temp. temporary
TF  Territorial Force
UK  United Kingdom
Univ.  University
unm.  unmarried
UN  United Nations
USA  United States of America 
WW2  World War Two
yr.  younger
yst.  youngest

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