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From: (cecilia)
Subject: Re: Abbreviation "Jno."
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 11:27:15 GMT
References: <tNpwf.4248$j7.95469@news.indigo.ie>


"John Malone" wrote:
>Can anyone tell me what name the abbreviation "Jno." stands for?
>[...] a man whose name appears as "Jno" or "Jnt" or "Jny"
> in the Kildare parish baptisimal record entries for
>his various children. Yet according to records in the FamilySearch.org IGI
>data for his daughters' marriages, his name was Jeremiah. How could Jno be
>short for Jeremiah??

(You may be dealing with transcription errors.)

Jno. is John.

See http://amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/x-prop.html for examples of
abbreviations for (among others) John and Jonathan (nothing for
Jeremiah).

See also
http://www.british-genealogy.com/resources/registers/registers/realnames.htm
http://freereg.rootsweb.com/howto/realnames.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_abbreviations_for_names


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