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From: "Nivard Ovington" <>
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Name abbreviations
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:35:20 -0000
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You may find this useful

http://www.freereg.org.uk/howto/realnames.htm

Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)



> Greetings all
>
> I am familiar with abbreviated first names: Wm for William, Chs for Charles,
> Rchd for Richard, Geo for George, etc. but what does Jno stand for? I've
> found this several times in directories, IGI records and the like. It can't
> stand for John, surely. Clerks didn't bother to shorten 4-letter names. Any
> ideas?
>
> Cheers
>
> Frank
> South Africa


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