Latin for Genealogists

Event - English Event - Latin
birth genitus, nati, natus, natales, ortus, oriundus
burial humatus, humatio, sepulti, sepultus
christening baptismi, baptizatus, renatus, plutus, lautus, purgatus, ablutus, lustratio
death mortuus, defunctus, obitus, denatus, decessus, peritus, mors, mortis, obiit, decessit
marriage matrimonium, copulatio, copulati, conjuncti, intronizati, nupti, sponsati, ligati, mariti
marriage banns banni, proclamationes, denuntiationes


Other Latin Terms English
a.a.a. Died in the year of his/her age (45yrs died '45)
d.s.p. (decessit sine prole) Died without issue
d.s.p.l. (decessit sine prole legitima) Died without legitimate issue
d.s.p.m.s.(decessit sine prole mascula superstite) Died without surviving male issue
d.s.p.s. (decessit sine prole superstite) Died without surviving issue
d.unm. Died unmarried
d.v.p. (decessit vita patris) Died in the lifetime of his father
d.v.m. (decessit vita matris) Died in the lifetime of his mother
et al And others
filius Son
filia Daughter
inst. During this month
in situ In natural, original or appropriate position
liber Book or volume
mater Mother
nepos Grandson
nomen Given name
nunc nun An oral will, written by a witness
ob He/she died
pater Father
rel. or Relict Widow or widower
res. or residue Widow or widower
sepulti, sepultus Burial
sic Exact copy as written
testes Witness
ult Late
ult. (ultimate) In or during the previous month
uxor (ux) or vs Wife
viz Namely



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