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Postby tomtst » 11 Mar 2012, 13:30

The ship passenger list below lists some given names beginning with Ma or M. What does that stand for? Line 3 looks like Ma Antonia Gambale I think that is the same person I have listed as Maria Gambale. Is Ma just an abreviation for Maria?

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Re: Passenger List question

Postby PippoM » 11 Mar 2012, 14:20

Hi Tom!
yes, it means Maria, as it is very common to give names composed with Maria followed by any other. You will often find it written that way, with an "M" and an "a" on top.
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Re: Passenger List question

Postby tomtst » 11 Mar 2012, 15:39

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Passenger List question

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Mar 2012, 15:39

Hi Tom,

You might want to refer to this link to Trafford Cole's book...
Page 214 gives first name abbreviations found in genealogical records (and ship manifests :) )
http://books.google.com/books?id=i_qgMM ... &q&f=false

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Re: Passenger List question

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Thank You Tessa78

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