Abbreviations Lists for Personal Names (English)

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Alphabetical lists of personal name abbreviations and what they represent.

Problem: We often find an abbreviation for a person's name in an old source and need to know what name it represents. Or, we know the name, but wonder how it might be abbreviated in an index or database.

Solution: Use a wiki list of abbreviations for personal names like the one listed below. Add to it anytime you find additional abbreviations and figure out what names they represent.

Value. Such a list will expand as users add to it. Also, it can be searched ([Ctrl] F) for the full name in order to learn possible abbreviations.

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