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Any idea what "Mog" means?

Post by mhamilton » 10 Aug 2007, 23:10

Hi again,

I was looking thru New York passenger arrivals for women named Maria, Maria Grazia, or Grazia with birthdates around 1864, and I found a ship manifest for the Plata, where a lot of the women's surnames are given as "mog" and the men's as "fig". Any idea what this abbreviation means?

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Re: Any idea what "Mog" means?

Post by Biff83 » 10 Aug 2007, 23:34

Hello Maria,

An educated guess.

"mog" possibly moglie (wife) when a woman was travelling with her husband.

"fig" possibly figlio (son) when a male child is travelling with his father and/or mother. Could also be shorthand for figlia (daughter).

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Re: Any idea what "Mog" means?

Post by mhamilton » 11 Aug 2007, 04:11

Thanks Biff!

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Re: Any idea what "Mog" means?

Post by nuccia » 11 Aug 2007, 21:46

Biff83 wrote:Hello Maria,

An educated guess.

"mog" possibly moglie (wife) when a woman was travelling with her husband.

"fig" possibly figlio (son) when a male child is travelling with his father and/or mother. Could also be shorthand for figlia (daughter).

Biff
Thats exactly what they mean Biff..

Another good site to look at which explain various manifest markings would be..

http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/Manifests/

Make sure you take the time to go through them since you may need to refer to them later. Excellent guide. :D
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Re: Any idea what "Mog" means?

Post by mhamilton » 12 Aug 2007, 05:19

Thanks Nuccia!

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