Abbreviations


top

Abbreviations


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

A.R.I.B.A. Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects
agt against
Alex Alexander
And Andrew
Arch Archibald
A&s Argyll and Sutherland

B

b born
B.A. Bachelor of Arts
Batt. Battalion
B.D. Bachelor of Divinity
bro(s) brother(s)
bro-i-law brother in law
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science

C

c about, century
C.A. Chartered Accountant
Capn Captain
Capt. Captain
cem cemetery
C.F.A. Canadian Field Artillery
CH.B./Ch.B Bachelor of Surgery
Chas Charles
chn children
C.M. Master of Surgery
Co. County
Col Colonel
Corp Corporal/
Cors Corstorphine

D

d died
da/dau(s) daughter(s)
dau-i-law daughter in law
Dav David
3rd D.Cs (510)
DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
D.D. Doctor of Divinity
Decr December
Don Donald
D.F.M. Distinguished Flying Medal
D.P.M. Doctor Podiatric Medicine
Dr. Doctor
DSC Distinguished Service Cross
D. Theol. Doctor of Theology
dy(s) day(s)

E

ed erected
Edin Edinburgh
Eliz Elizabeth
Esq Esquire

F

fa father
fa-i-law father in law
fam family
F.C. Free Church
F.E.I.S. Fellow Educational Institute of Scotland
F.E.V.M.S. Edinburgh Vets
F.R.C.S. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
F.R.F.P.,&S., Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons
F.R.S.E. Fellow Royal Society Edinburgh
F.S.A. Sco Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Scotland

G

gchd grandchild
gchn grandchildren
gdau grand daughter
Gen. General
Geo George
gfa grandfather
gmo grandmother
gs grandson


H

h husband
2h second husband
H.E.I.C. Hon East India Company
H.E.I.C.S. Hon East India Company Service
Hlrs Highlanders
H.M.C.S. His/Her Majesty’s Civil Service

I

i m o/ i.m.o. in memory of
IHS a common Christogram based on the first three letters of ‘Jesus’ in Greek
inf infancy
inscrip inscription
interr interred
I.R.A. Irish Republican Army
Isa Isabella
I.S.O. Imperial Service Order

J

Jas James
J.P. Justice of the Peace
Junr Junior

K

K.B.E. Knight Commander Order of the British Empire
K.C. King’s Council
K.O.S.B. King’s Own Scottish Borderers
K.S.O. Knight of St. Olaf

L

L.A.G. Leading Air Gunner
L/Cpl Lance Corporal

M

m married
M.A. Master of Arts
Margt Margaret
M.B.E. Member Order British Empire
M.C. Military Cross
MD Doctor of Medicine
mo mother
M.P. Member of Parliament
M.R.C.V.S. Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
mths months

N

N.B. New Brunswick
N.S.W. New South Wales

O

O.B.E. Order of the British Empire
O.P.C. Old Parish Church
ord ordained


P

Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy
Pte. Private

R

R.A. Royal Artillery/Royal Academy
R.A.F Royal Air Force
R.E.M.E. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Rev. Reverend
R.F.A. Royal Fleet Auxiliary
RFC Royal Flying Corps.
R.I.P. Rest in Peace
R.N. Royal Navy
Robt Robert
R.S. Royal Society
R.V. Rifle Volunteers

S

s(s) son(s)
Sculpt Sculptor
senr senior
Sgt Sergeant
s-i-law sister in law
sis sister
S.S. Steam Ship
S.S.C. Scottish Society of Counsel

T

Thos Thomas
Trans Transmitted

U

U.F. United Free
U.P. United Presbyterian
U.S. United States

W

w wife
1w 1st wife
2w second wife
wid widow
wk(s) week(s)
Wm William
W.O. Warrant Officer
W.S. Writer to the Signet

Y

yr younger
yrs years
yst youngest

back to top