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From: sally roberts <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] Familial terminology: Grand Aunts etc
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 09:10:07 +0000
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Hi David,

Grand Aunt/Uncle is the correct terminology for a sibling of the Grandparent, but the term Great Aunt/Uncle is far too entrenched to be changed anytime soon :O)

Regards,
Sally

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> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 21:02:36 +0000
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> Subject: Re: [LAN] Familial terminology: Grand Aunts etc
>
> Err!
>
> Where does that leave Grand Dam? or is it Damme?
>
> on a more serious note: Is there such a thing as a Great Aunt or Uncle?
> and What is the term for pertaining to a paternal aunt?
>
> Seasonal Greetings to everyone
>
> David
>
> Researching DONEGANI and ROWLEY
>
> 2008/12/22 Venita Roylance
>
>> Hi Sally,
>>
>> We use "great" aunt here (USA), too, but I prefer "grand." I've
>> always been confused about how I could have a 'grand' mother/father
>> and 'great' aunts/uncles in the same generation. Since I started
>> using 'grand' for aunts and uncles then adding 'great' to 'grand' when
>> appropriate, I'm a less confused. Less confusion is always good! 8-)
>>
>> Venita
>>
>>
>> On Dec 22, 2008, at 3:35 AM, sally roberts wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi Rhoda
>>>
>>> Yes, I'm in the UK and I know that we use Great here.
>>>
>>> It's only since I've been doing genealogy that I've come to realise
>>> the 'proper' title and I do try not to point it out to people when
>>> they say it, but sometimes the pedant in me rises to the fore :o)
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Sally
>>>
>>> ----------------------------------------
>>>> From:
>>>> To:
>>>> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 10:16:44 +0000
>>>> Subject: Re: [LAN] Familial terminology: Grand Aunts etc
>>>>
>>>> Susan
>>>>
>>>> Are you in the UK? I am, and I have never used, nor heard, the
>>>> expression
>>>> 'Grand' Aunt or 'Grand' Uncle. Rightly, or wrongly, 'Great' appears
>>>> to be
>>>> the common usage in the UK.
>>>>
>>>> Rhoda
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "sally roberts"
>>>> To: "englangeneral"
>>>> Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 8:40 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: [LAN] Familial terminology
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi Joan,
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you for the new word and whilst we're on the subject, I can
>>>>> mention
>>>>> something that never, ever used to bother me until I started this
>>>>> genealogy lark.
>>>>>
>>>>> We don't have Great Aunts or Great Uncles.
>>>>>
>>>>> My Great Auntie Doll (died at the fabulous age of 105) really
>>>>> should have
>>>>> been Grand Auntie Doll because she was my nan's sister. ie.
>>>>> Sibilings of
>>>>> Grandparents are Grand Aunts or Grand Uncles, siblings of Great
>>>>> Grandparents are Great Grand Aunts and Great Grand Uncles and so
>>>>> on back
>>>>> through the generations.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you for letting me get that off my chest, Joan :O)
>>>>>
>>>>> Merry Christmas to all listers everywhere!
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Sally
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ----------------------------------------
>>>>>> From:
>>>>>> To:
>>>>>> Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 19:09:41 -0500
>>>>>> Subject: [LAN] Familial terminology
>>>>>>
>>>>>> For years I've wondered what would be the appropriate word to
>>>>>> descibe
>>>>>> something "pertaining to an Aunt"-- as in paternal, maternal and
>>>>>> avuncular
>>>>>> etc.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Well, I finally found it on a word list today.
>>>>>> Materteral (or materterine) means pertaining to an aunt -
>>>>>> originally
>>>>>> latin
>>>>>> for a maternal aunt.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Forgive me Lynn. I was bored and it is related to genealogy-haha
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Joan
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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