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=== ABBREVIATION TABLE FOR MEYERS<br>ORTS UND VERKEHRSLEXIKON<br>Ref 943 E5mo  ===
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#REDIRECT [[Abbreviation Table for Meyers Orts und Verkehrs Lexikon Des Deutschen Reichs]]
 
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{| class="prettytable"
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| <center>'''Abbreviation'''</center>
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| <center>'''German'''</center>
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'''English Translation'''<br>
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| A
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| Amt (Amtsbezirk)
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| Government office, official district
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|-
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| Ab.(e.)
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| Abbau(e) order Ausbau(e)
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| Surface mine (the “e“ denotes plural)
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|-
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| Abt.
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| Abteilung
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| Department
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|-
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| a/d
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| An der, auf der
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| At the, on the, like “Cologne on the Rhine”
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|-
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| Ag., …ag.
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| Agentur, …agentur
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| Agency, …agency (as part of a word)
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|-
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| AG
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| Amtsgericht
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| Lower court, county court
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|-
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| AH
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| Amtshauptmannschaft
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| Government district
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|-
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| AK
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| Armeekorps
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| Army corps
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|-
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| AktGes.
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| Aktiengesellschaft
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| Corporation (an “Aktie”=a share of stock)
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|-
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| ä.L.
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| Ältere Linie
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| Older line
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|-
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| AllGut
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| Allodialgut
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| Allodial estate
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|-
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| Anh.
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| Anhalt
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| Former duchy
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|-
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| Ansdl.
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| Ansiedlung
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| Settlement
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|-
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| Anst., …anst.
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| Anstalt, …anstalt
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| Institute, institution (also as part of a word)
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|-
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| Arb.
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| Arbeiter
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| Laborer, worker
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|-
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| Art.
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| Artillerie
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| Artillery
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|-
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| Ausg.
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| Ausgaben
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| Expenditures
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|-
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| B.
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| Bezirk
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| District or area
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|-
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| BA.
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| Bezirksamt
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| District office
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|-
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| Bat.
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| Bataillon
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| Battalion
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|-
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| Batt.
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| Batterie
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| Battery
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|-
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| Bay.
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| Bayern
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| Bavaria
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|-
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| Bgd., …bgb.
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| Bergbau, …bergbau
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| Mine, mining, also with other word …salt, coal, etc.
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|-
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| BGrem.
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| Bezirksgremium
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| District council
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|-
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| Bgw.
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| Bergwerk
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| Mine
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|-
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| Bhf.
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| Bahnhof
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| Railroad station
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|-
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| Bibl.
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| Bibliothek
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| Library
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|-
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| Bk.
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| Bank
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| Bank (financial institution)
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|-
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| BRdo.
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| Bezirkskommando
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| District command (military)
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|-
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| Bn., …bn.
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| Bahn, …bahn
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| Railroad (train)
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|-
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| Brandbg.
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| Brandenburg
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| Former province of Prussia
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|-
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| Braunschw.
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| Braunschweig
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| Former duchy
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|-
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| …bre.
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| …brüche
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| Quarries, pits
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|-
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| Brgm.
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| Bürgermeister (ei)
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| Burgermaster, mayor – office of the mayor
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|-
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| Brig.
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| Brigade
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| Brigade
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|-
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| Bsch.
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| Bauerschaft
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| Homestead
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|-
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| Bz.
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| Beziehungsweise
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| Or, respective
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|-
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| D
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| Dampfer-oder Motorbootverbindung
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| Steamer or motor boat connection
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|-
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| SD
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| “in der Saison, Sommer
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| Same as above, only during the summer season
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|-
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| das.
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| daselbst
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| There, at the previously mentioned place
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|-
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| D., Dr.
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| Dorf, Dörfer
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| Village, villages
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|-
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| Dir. (…dir.)
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| Direktion (…direktion)
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| Management, head office, office of the director
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|-
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| Drl.
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| Darlehen
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| Loan
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|-
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| Dom.
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| Domäne, Dominium, Domanial
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| State-owned estate
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|-
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| dsgl.
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| Desgleichen
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| The same or pertaining to the immediately preceding
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|-
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| ...dt.
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| …Distrikt
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| …district
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|-
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| E
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| Eisenbahnstation oder Haltestelle
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| Railroad station or stop
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|-
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| E
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| - mit Personen-und Güterverkehr
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| - with passenger and goods traffic
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|-
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| EGt
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| - mit Bahntelegraph
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| - with telegraph
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|-
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| EGt
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| - nur mit Güterbeförderung
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| - only with transportation of goods
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|-
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| EPs
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| - nur mit Personenverkehr
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| - only with passenger traffic
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|-
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| E†
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| - mit Eisenbahnauskunftsstelle
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| - with railroad information desk
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|-
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| E.
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| Einwohner
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| Population
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|-
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| Ein.
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| Einöde
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| Wilderness, lonely spot
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|-
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| Einn., einn.
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| Einnahme oder einnehmerei
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| Clerk’s (usually tax) office
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|-
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| Eis.
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| Eisenbahn
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| Train
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|-
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| Elktr.
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| Ort hat Elektrizitätsquelle
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| Place has electric power source
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|-
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| Elktrw.
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| Elektrizitätswerk
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| Power plant
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|-
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| Els.
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| Elsaß
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| Alsace
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|-
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| Esk.
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| Eskadron
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| Squadron
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|-
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| Etabl.
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| Etablissement
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| Establishment
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|-
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| Ev., Ev.
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| Evangelisch, Evangelische
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| Evangelical (in Germany usually Lutheran)
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|-
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| F
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| Fernsprecher
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| Telephone
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|-
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| F
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| Fernsprecher und Telegraph
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| Telephone and telegraph
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| Fbr., fbr.
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| Fabrik, fabrikation
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| Factory, manufacturing plant
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|-
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| Fil.
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| Filiale
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| Branch
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|-
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| Fl.
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| Flecken
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| Country-town
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|-
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| Först.
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| Försterei
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| Forest ranger station (residence)
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|-
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| fr.
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| Früher
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| Formerly
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|-
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| Frht.
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| Freiheit
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| Market-town (country-town)
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|-
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| Fürstt.
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| Fürstentum
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| Principality
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|-
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| G.
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| Gericht
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| Court
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|-
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| Garn.
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| Garnison
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| Garrison
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|-
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| GB.
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| Gerichtsbezirk
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| Court district
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|-
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| Gef.
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| Gefängnis
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| Jail
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|-
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| geh.
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| Gehörig
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| Belonging (to)
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|-
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| Gem.
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| Gemeinde
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| Community (village)
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|-
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| Gen.
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| General…
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| General
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|-
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| Genoss.
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| Genossenschaft
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| Cooperative
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|-
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| Ges.
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| Gesellschaft
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| Society
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|-
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| Gew., gew.
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| Gewerbe, gewerblich(e)
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| Trade
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|-
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| glchn.
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| Gleichnamig
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| By the same name
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|-
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| Gr…
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| Groß
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| Great (part of place name)
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|-
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| Gsth.
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| Gast-, Wirtshaus, Krug
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| Inn, pub, tavern, overnight lodging
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|-
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| GTg.
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| Gerichtstag
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| Jurisdictional area of a court
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|-
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| Gymn.
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| Gymnasium
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| Academically oriented high school
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|-
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| H., Hr.
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| Haus, Häuser
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| House, houses
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|-
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| …h
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| …haus, …heim
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| (as part of a word) – house, - home
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|-
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| Hann.
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| Hannover
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| Hanover, former province of Prussia
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|-
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| Hdl.
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| Handel(s)
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| Commerce, also business establishment
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|-
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| Herrsch.
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| Herrschaft
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| Manor, estate, domain
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|-
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| Hessen-N.
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| Hessen-Nassau
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| Former province of Prussia
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|-
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| Hf.
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| Hafen
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| Harbor, port
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|-
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| Hosp.
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| Hospital
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| Hospital
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|-
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| Hpt…
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| Haupt…
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| Main
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|-
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| Hrgr.
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| Häusergruppe (n)
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| Group of houses
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| hzl.
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| Herzoglich
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| Of the duke (pertaining to the duke’s possession)
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|-
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| Hzt. (...hzt.)
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| Herzogtum (…herzogtum)
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| Duchy
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|-
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| Ind.
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| Industrie
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| Industry
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|-
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| Inf.
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| Infanterie
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| Infantry
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|-
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| Insp.
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| Inspektion
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| inspection
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|-
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| Inst.
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| Institut
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| Institute
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|-
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| Int. (...int.)
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| Intendantur (…intendantur)
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| Office of the stewart or superintendent (commissariat)
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|-
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| J.
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| Juden, Israelitisch, Israeliten
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| Jews, Israelitic, Israelites
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|-
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| i. L.
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| Jüngere Linie
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| Younger line
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|-
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| K.
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| Kirche
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| Church
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|-
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| …k.
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| …kasse oder, …kirche
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| Bank, collecting agency, also -church
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|-
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| Kam.
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| Kammer
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| Chamber (like Chamber of Commerce)
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|-
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| Kap.
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| Kapelle
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| Chapel
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|-
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| Kat.
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| Kataster
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| Land register
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|-
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| kath., Kath.
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| Katholisch, Katholiken
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| Catholic
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|-
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| Kav.
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| Kavallerie
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| Cavalry
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|-
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| Kdo.
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| Kommando
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| Command (post)
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|-
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| kgl.
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| Königlich
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| Royal
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|-
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| …khlbgb.
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| …kohlenbergbau
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| Coal mine
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|-
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| Kl…
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| Klein…
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| Little, small (part of place names)
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|-
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| Klbn.
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| Kleinbahn
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| Narrow-gauge railway
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|-
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| km
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| Kilometer
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| 1,000 meters=3,280.8 ft. or 5/8 mile
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|-
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| Kol.
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| Kolonie
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| Colony (usually of small houses)
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|-
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| Kom.
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| Kommandantur
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| Office and/or residence of commandant
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|-
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| Komm.
+
| Kommission
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| commission
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|-
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| Kr.
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| Kreis
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| District
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|-
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| KredVer.
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| Kredit-und (od.) Vorschußverein
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| Loan association
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|-
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| Kr.H
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| Kreishauptmannschaft
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| Government district
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|-
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| KrSt.
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| Kreisstadt
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| Capital of Kreis
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|-
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| Ksp.
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| Kirschspiel
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| Parish
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|-
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| Kt.
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| Kanton
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| County (state)
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|-
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| l.
+
| Links
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| Left (as opposed to right)
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|-
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| L.
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| Land(es)
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| Land
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|-
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| Ldepl.
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| Ladeplatz
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| Loading place or dock
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|-
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| LG.
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| Landgericht
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| Court (next higher court after Amtsger.)
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|-
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| LGem.
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| Landgemeinde
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| Rural community
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|-
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| LHerr(en)Sch.
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| Landherr(en)schaft
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| Possessions of the sovereign
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|-
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| LKr.
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| Landkreis
+
| District
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|-
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| Loth.
+
| Lothringen
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| Lorrain (Alsace-Lorraine)
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|-
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| LrA.
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| Landratsamt
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| Office of the landrat or county commissioner
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|-
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| Lw., lw.
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| Landwirtschaft, …liche
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| Farm, farming operation
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|-
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| m
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| Meter über dem Meer
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| Meters above sea level
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|-
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| Mag.
+
| Magazin
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| Storage room, warehouse
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|-
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| Masch.
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| Maschine(n)
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| Machine(s)
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|-
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| Mdg.
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| Mündung
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| Mouth, estuary
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|-
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| Meckl.-Schw.
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| Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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| Former grand duchy
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|-
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| Meckl.-Str.
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| Mecklenburg-Strelitz
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| Former grand duchy
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|-
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| Mil.
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| Militär
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| military
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|-
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| Mktfl.
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| Marktflecken
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| Small market-town
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|-
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| Mkt.Gk.
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| Marktgerechtigkeit
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| Market jurisdiction
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|-
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| Ml. (…ml.)
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| Mühle (…mühle)
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| Mill (or –mill as part of a word)
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|-
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| N. (n.)
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| Norden (nördlich), neben
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| North, to the north, next to
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|-
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| …n.
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| …nebenstelle
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| Branch
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|-
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| Nd…
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| Nieder…
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| Lower (as in Lower Saxony)
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|-
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| Neum.
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| Neumark
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| Eastern part of the province of Brandenburg
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|-
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| NO. (nö)
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| Nordosten (nordöstlich
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| Northeast (northeasterly)
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|-
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| NW. (nw.)
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| Nordwestern (nordwestlich)
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| Northwest (northwesterly)
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|-
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| NZA.
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| Nebenzollamt
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| Branch custom office
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|-
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| O…
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| Ober…
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| Upper (as in Upper Silesia)
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|-
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| O. (ö.)
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| Osten (östlich)
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| East, easterly
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|-
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| OA.
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| Oberamt
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| Next higher authority after the Amt or (government) office
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|-
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| OFörst.
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| Oberförsterei
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| Forest service administration office
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|-
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| Oldenb.
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| Oldenburg
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| Former grand-duchy
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|-
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| OLG.
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| Oberlandesgericht
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| (in Prussia) highest court in Province
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|-
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| OPDIR.
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| Oberpostdirektion
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| Higher postal authority
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|-
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| Ortsch.
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| Ortschaft
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| (inhabited) place
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|-
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| Ostpr.
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| Ostpreußen
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| East Prussia
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|-
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| P
+
| Postanstalt
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| Post office
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|-
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| P
+
| Post und Fernsprecher
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| Post office with telephone
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|-
+
| P
+
| Post und Telegraph
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| Post office with telegraph
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|-
+
| P
+
| Post, Fernsprecher und Telegraph
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| Post office with telephone and telegraph
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|-
+
| PDir.
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| Postdirektion
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| Postal authorities
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|-
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| Pf…
+
| Pfarr…
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| Parish- (coupled with another word)
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|-
+
| Pfk.
+
| Pfarrkirche
+
| Parish church
+
|-
+
| Pomm.
+
| Pommern
+
| Pomerania
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|-
+
| Pr., pr.
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| Preußen (Preußisch), preußisch
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| Prussia, Prussian
+
|-
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| Präs.
+
| Präsidium
+
| Presidium
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|-
+
| Prov.
+
| Provinz …(ial)
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| Province (provincial)
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|-
+
| Pw.
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| Personenpostwagen oder autoverkehr
+
| Stage-coach or automobile traffic
+
|-
+
| Pz. (…dt.)
+
| Polizei (distrikt)
+
| Police (district)
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|-
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| r.
+
| Rechts
+
| Right
+
|-
+
| R.Raiffbk.
+
| Regierung(s)
+
| Government(al)
+
|-
+
| RB.
+
| Raiffeisenbank
+
| Rural loan institution named after Raiffeisen, the founder
+
|-
+
| Rbkh.
+
| Regierungsbezirk
+
| Administrative district (within the province)
+
|-
+
| Rbkn.
+
| Reichsbankhauptstelle
+
| Major office of the national bank
+
|-
+
| Rbkn.
+
| Reichsbanknebenstelle
+
| Branch office of the national bank
+
|-
+
| Rbkst.
+
| Reichsbankstelle
+
| Office of the national bank
+
|-
+
| Ref.
+
| Reformierte
+
| Reformed (church)
+
|-
+
| Reg.
+
| Regiment
+
| Regiment
+
|-
+
| Rg.
+
| Rittergut
+
| Landed estate
+
|-
+
| Rheinl.
+
| Rheinland, -provinz
+
| Rhineland (also the Rhine province)
+
|-
+
| Ritt.
+
| Ritterschaft(s)
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| Knighthood, knightly
+
|-
+
| S.
+
| Sankt
+
| Saint (St.) in connection with place names, churches and foundations
+
|-
+
| s. (a.)
+
| siehe (auch)
+
| See or look for (also) meaning look under a second reference
+
|-
+
| S. (s.)
+
| Süden (südlich)
+
| South (southern)
+
|-
+
| Sa.
+
| Sachsen(Staat)
+
| Saxony, (state)
+
|-
+
| Sa.-A.
+
| Sachsen-Altenburg
+
| Saxony-Altenburg
+
|-
+
| Sa.-C.-G.
+
| Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha
+
| Saxony-Coburg-Gotha former duchy
+
|-
+
| Sa.-M.
+
| Sachsen-Meiningen
+
| Saxony-Meiningen former duchy
+
|-
+
| Sa.-W.-E
+
| Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach
+
| Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach former duchy
+
|-
+
| Sanat.
+
| Sanatorium
+
| Sanitarium
+
|-
+
| Sch.,…sch.
+
| Schule, …schule
+
| School, -school
+
|-
+
| Schaumb.-L.
+
| Schaumburg-Lippe
+
| Former principality
+
|-
+
| Schiff.
+
| Schiffahrt(s)
+
| Naval, maritime
+
|-
+
| Schl.
+
| Schleuse
+
| Sluice (lock)
+
|-
+
| Schles.
+
| Schlesien
+
| Silesia
+
|-
+
| Schlesw.-Holst.
+
| Schleswig-Holstein
+
| Schleswig-Holstein; former province of Prussia
+
|-
+
| Schwarzb.-Rud.
+
| Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
+
| Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, former principality
+
|-
+
| Schwarzb.-Sond.
+
| Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
+
| Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, former principality
+
|-
+
| SchwG.
+
| Schwurgericht
+
| Court with a jury
+
|-
+
| Sem.
+
| Seminar
+
| Seminary (not always religious)
+
|-
+
| Slg.
+
| Sammlung
+
| Collection
+
|-
+
| SO. (sö.)
+
| Südosten (südöstlich)
+
| Southeast, southeastern (-easterly)
+
|-
+
| Soz.
+
| Sozietät
+
| Society, (usually commercial) corporation
+
|-
+
| SpDrl.
+
| Spar- u. Darlehnskassenverein
+
| Savings and loan union (non-profit)
+
|-
+
| Spk.
+
| Sparkasse
+
| Savings bank
+
|-
+
| St.
+
| Stadt (städtisch
+
| City (municipal)
+
|-
+
| Stat.
+
| Station
+
| Station
+
|-
+
| StdA.
+
| Standesamt
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| Civil registrar’s office
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|-
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| StKr.
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| Stadtkreis
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| Area included in municipal administration district, as opposed to rural or county government which would be “Landkreis”
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|-
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| Strbn. (…verz.)
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| Straßenbahn (…verzeichnis)
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| Tramway (…register)
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| Sv.
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| Servisklasse
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| Inhabitants receiving government subsidy to pay for the cost of housing (since 1906)
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| svw.
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| Sovielwie
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| As much as
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| SW. (sw.)
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| Südwesten, (südwestlich)
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| Southwest, southwesterly
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|-
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| Syn.
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| Synagoge
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| Synagogue
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| T
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| Posttelegraph
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| Telegraph office, in Germany under postal administration
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|-
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| E
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| Eisenbahntelegraph auf der station
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| Railway telegraph at the station
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|-
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| F
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| Fernsprecher und Telegraph
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| Telephone and telegraph
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|-
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| P
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| Post, Fernsprecher und Telegraph
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| Post office and telegraph
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|-
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| P
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| Post und Telegraph
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| Post office and telegraph
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|-
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| Thür.
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| Thüringen
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| Thuringia
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|-
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| u…
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| Und
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| And
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|-
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| u…
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| Unter…
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| usw.
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| Und so weiter
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| And so forth
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|-
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| uSt.
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| Unmittelbare Stadt
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| Vicinity of a city or town
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|-
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| v.
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| Von
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| Of
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|-
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| Ver. (e)
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| Verein(e)
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| Club, society, union (“e” denotes plural)
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|-
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| Vers.
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| Versicherung
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| Insurance
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|-
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| Verw.
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| Verwaltung
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| Administration
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|-
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| Vw.
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| Vorwerk
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| Residence and/or farm of the administrator of a landed estate on an outlying tract of land
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|-
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| …w
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| ...waren in Verbindung mit Fbr.
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| Goods or merchandise in connection with Fbr. (see there)
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|-
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| …w. (we.)
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| ...werk (werke)
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| - works (such as water works)
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|-
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| W. (w.)
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| Westen, westlich
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| West, westerly
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|-
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| Westf.
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| Westfalen
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| Westphalia
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|-
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| Westpr.
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| Westpreußen
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| West Prussia
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|-
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| Wlr.
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| Weiler
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| Hamlet
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|-
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| Wp.
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| Wohnplatz
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| Residence
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|-
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| Wst. (...wst.)
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| Werkstätte (…werkstätte)
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| Shop (such as blacksmith shop)
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|-
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| Württ.
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| Württemberg
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| Former kingdom
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|-
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| Z.
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| Zoll
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| Custom, duty
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|-
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| ZA.
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| Zollamt
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| Customs office
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|-
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| Zgl.
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| Ziegelei
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| Brick works, tile works
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|-
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| Zh.
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| Zollhaus
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| Custom house
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|-
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| Zk.
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| Zinken
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| Outlying farm (hamlet)
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| zw.
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| Zwischen
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| Between
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| <nowiki>[……]</nowiki>
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| Verkehrsanstalt nur zu gewisser Zeit tätig
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| Station (railway, bus, etc.) operating only at certain times
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Abbreviation,&nbsp;&nbsp; German&nbsp;&nbsp;and English Translation&nbsp;
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A Amt: (Amtsbezirk) Government office, official district<br>Ab.(e.): Abbau(e) oder Ausbau(e), Surface mine (the “e“ denotes plural)<br>Abt.: &nbsp;Abteilung, Department<br>a/d: An der, auf der, At the, on the, like “Cologne on the Rhine”<br>Ag: ag. Agentur, …agentur Agency, …agency (as part of a word)<br>AG: Amtsgericht, Lower court, county court<br>AH: Amtshauptmannschaft, Government district<br>AK: Armeekorps, Army corps<br>AktGes: Aktiengesellschaft Corporation, (an “Aktie”=a share of stock)<br>ä.L.: Ältere Linie, Older line<br>AllGut: Allodialgut, Allodial estate<br>Anh.: Anhalt, Former duchy<br>Ansdl.: Ansiedlung, Settlement<br>Anst.: …anst. Anstalt, …anstalt Institute, institution (also as part of a word)<br>Arb.: Arbeiter, Laborer, worker<br>Art.: Artillerie, Artillery<br>Ausg.: Ausgaben, Expenditures<br>B.: Bezirk, District or area<br>BA.: Bezirksamt, District office<br>Bat.: Bataillon, Battalion<br>Batt.: Batterie, Battery<br>Bay.: Bayern, Bavaria<br>Bgd.: …bgb. Bergbau, …bergbau Mine, mining, also with other word …salt, coal, etc.<br>BGrem.: Bezirksgremium, District council<br>Bgw.: Bergwerk, Mine<br>Bhf.: Bahnhof, Railroad station<br>Bibl.: Bibliothek, Library<br>Bk. Bank Bank (financial institution)<br>BRdo.: Bezirkskommando, District command (military)<br>Bn., bn.: Bahn, …bahn, Railroad (train)<br>Brandbg.: Brandenburg, Former province of Prussia<br>Braunschw.: Braunschweig, Former duchy
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bre.: …brüche, Quarries, pits<br>Brgm.: Bürgermeister (ei), Burgermaster, mayor – office of the mayor<br>Brig.: Brigade, Brigade<br>Bsch.: Bauerschaft, Homestead<br>Bz.: Beziehungsweise, Or, respective<br>D: Dampfer-oder Motorbootverbindung, Steamer or motor boat connection<br>SD: “in der Saison, Sommer, only during the summer season<br>das.: daselbst, There, at the previously mentioned place<br>D.:, Dr. Dorf, Dörfer, Village, villages<br>Dir. (…dir.) Direktion (…direktion) Management, head office, office of the director<br>Drl. Darlehen Loan<br>Dom. Domäne, Dominium, Domanial State-owned estate<br>dsgl. Desgleichen The same or pertaining to the immediately preceding<br>...dt. …Distrikt …district<br>E Eisenbahnstation oder Haltestelle Railroad station or stop<br>E - mit Personen-und Güterverkehr - with passenger and goods traffic<br>EGt - mit Bahntelegraph - with telegraph<br>EGt - nur mit Güterbeförderung - only with transportation of goods<br>EPs - nur mit Personenverkehr - only with passenger traffic<br>E† - mit Eisenbahnauskunftsstelle - with railroad information desk<br>E. Einwohner Population<br>Ein. Einöde Wilderness, lonely spot<br>Einn., einn. Einnahme oder einnehmerei Clerk’s (usually tax) office<br>Eis. Eisenbahn Train<br>Elktr. Ort hat Elektrizitätsquelle Place has electric power source<br>Elktrw. Elektrizitätswerk Power plant<br>Els. Elsaß Alsace<br>Esk. Eskadron Squadron<br>Etabl. Etablissement Establishment<br>Ev., Ev. Evangelisch, Evangelische Evangelical (in Germany usually Lutheran)<br>F Fernsprecher Telephone<br>F Fernsprecher und Telegraph Telephone and telegraph<br>Fbr., fbr. Fabrik, fabrikation Factory, manufacturing plant<br>Fil. Filiale Branch<br>Fl. Flecken Country-town<br>Först. Försterei Forest ranger station (residence)<br>fr. Früher Formerly<br>Frht. Freiheit Market-town (country-town)<br>Fürstt. Fürstentum Principality<br>G. Gericht Court<br>Garn. Garnison Garrison<br>GB. Gerichtsbezirk Court district<br>Gef. Gefängnis Jail<br>geh. Gehörig Belonging (to)<br>Gem. Gemeinde Community (village)<br>Gen. General… General<br>Genoss. Genossenschaft Cooperative<br>Ges. Gesellschaft Society<br>Gew., gew. Gewerbe, gewerblich(e) Trade<br>glchn. Gleichnamig By the same name<br>Gr… Groß Great (part of place name)<br>Gsth. Gast-, Wirtshaus, Krug Inn, pub, tavern, overnight lodging<br>GTg. Gerichtstag Jurisdictional area of a court<br>Gymn. Gymnasium Academically oriented high school<br>H., Hr. Haus, Häuser House, houses<br>…h …haus, …heim (as part of a word) – house, - home<br>Hann. Hannover Hanover, former province of Prussia<br>Hdl. Handel(s) Commerce, also business establishment<br>Herrsch. Herrschaft Manor, estate, domain<br>Hessen-N. Hessen-Nassau Former province of Prussia<br>Hf. Hafen Harbor, port<br>Hosp. Hospital Hospital<br>Hpt… Haupt… Main<br>Hrgr. Häusergruppe (n) Group of houses<br>hzl. Herzoglich Of the duke (pertaining to the duke’s possession)<br>Hzt. (...hzt.) Herzogtum (…herzogtum) Duchy<br>Ind. Industrie Industry<br>Inf. Infanterie Infantry<br>Insp. Inspektion inspection<br>Inst. Institut Institute<br>Int. (...int.) Intendantur (…intendantur) Office of the stewart or superintendent (commissariat)<br>J. Juden, Israelitisch, Israeliten Jews, Israelitic, Israelites<br>i. L. Jüngere Linie Younger line<br>K. Kirche Church<br>…k. …kasse oder, …kirche Bank, collecting agency, also -church<br>Kam. Kammer Chamber (like Chamber of Commerce)<br>Kap. Kapelle Chapel<br>Kat. Kataster Land register<br>kath., Kath. Katholisch, Katholiken Catholic<br>Kav. Kavallerie Cavalry<br>Kdo. Kommando Command (post)<br>kgl. Königlich Royal<br>…khlbgb. …kohlenbergbau Coal mine<br>Kl… Klein… Little, small (part of place names)<br>Klbn. Kleinbahn Narrow-gauge railway<br>km Kilometer 1,000 meters=3,280.8 ft. or 5/8 mile<br>Kol. Kolonie Colony (usually of small houses)<br>Kom. Kommandantur Office and/or residence of commandant<br>Komm. Kommission commission<br>Kr. Kreis District<br>KredVer. Kredit-und (od.) Vorschußverein Loan association<br>Kr.H Kreishauptmannschaft Government district<br>KrSt. Kreisstadt Capital of Kreis<br>Ksp. Kirschspiel Parish<br>Kt. Kanton County (state)<br>l. Links Left (as opposed to right)<br>L. Land(es) Land<br>Ldepl. Ladeplatz Loading place or dock<br>LG. Landgericht Court (next higher court after Amtsger.)<br>LGem. Landgemeinde Rural community<br>LHerr(en)Sch. Landherr(en)schaft Possessions of the sovereign<br>LKr. Landkreis District<br>Loth. Lothringen Lorrain (Alsace-Lorraine)<br>LrA. Landratsamt Office of the landrat or county commissioner<br>Lw., lw. Landwirtschaft, …liche Farm, farming operation<br>m Meter über dem Meer Meters above sea level<br>Mag. Magazin Storage room, warehouse<br>Masch. Maschine(n) Machine(s)<br>Mdg. Mündung Mouth, estuary<br>Meckl.-Schw. Mecklenburg-Schwerin Former grand duchy<br>Meckl.-Str. Mecklenburg-Strelitz Former grand duchy<br>Mil. Militär military<br>Mktfl. Marktflecken Small market-town<br>Mkt.Gk. Marktgerechtigkeit Market jurisdiction<br>Ml. (…ml.) Mühle (…mühle) Mill (or –mill as part of a word)<br>N. (n.) Norden (nördlich), neben North, to the north, next to<br>…n. …nebenstelle Branch<br>Nd… Nieder… Lower (as in Lower Saxony)<br>Neum. Neumark Eastern part of the province of Brandenburg<br>NO. (nö) Nordosten (nordöstlich Northeast (northeasterly)<br>NW. (nw.) Nordwestern (nordwestlich) Northwest (northwesterly)<br>NZA. Nebenzollamt Branch custom office<br>O… Ober… Upper (as in Upper Silesia)<br>O. (ö.) Osten (östlich) East, easterly<br>OA. Oberamt Next higher authority after the Amt or (government) office<br>OFörst. Oberförsterei Forest service administration office<br>Oldenb. Oldenburg Former grand-duchy<br>OLG. Oberlandesgericht (in Prussia) highest court in Province<br>OPDIR. Oberpostdirektion Higher postal authority<br>Ortsch. Ortschaft (inhabited) place<br>Ostpr. Ostpreußen East Prussia<br>P Postanstalt Post office<br>P Post und Fernsprecher Post office with telephone<br>P Post und Telegraph Post office with telegraph<br>P Post, Fernsprecher und Telegraph Post office with telephone and telegraph<br>PDir. Postdirektion Postal authorities<br>Pf… Pfarr… Parish- (coupled with another word)<br>Pfk. Pfarrkirche Parish church<br>Pomm. Pommern Pomerania<br>Pr., pr. Preußen (Preußisch), preußisch Prussia, Prussian<br>Präs. Präsidium Presidium<br>Prov. Provinz …(ial) Province (provincial)<br>Pw. Personenpostwagen oder autoverkehr Stage-coach or automobile traffic<br>Pz. (…dt.) Polizei (distrikt) Police (district)<br>r. Rechts Right<br>R.Raiffbk. Regierung(s) Government(al)<br>RB. Raiffeisenbank Rural loan institution named after Raiffeisen, the founder<br>Rbkh. Regierungsbezirk Administrative district (within the province)<br>Rbkn. Reichsbankhauptstelle Major office of the national bank<br>Rbkn. Reichsbanknebenstelle Branch office of the national bank<br>Rbkst. Reichsbankstelle Office of the national bank<br>Ref. Reformierte Reformed (church)<br>Reg. Regiment Regiment<br>Rg. Rittergut Landed estate<br>Rheinl. Rheinland, -provinz Rhineland (also the Rhine province)<br>Ritt. Ritterschaft(s) Knighthood, knightly<br>S. Sankt Saint (St.) in connection with place names, churches and foundations<br>s. (a.) siehe (auch) See or look for (also) meaning look under a second reference<br>S. (s.) Süden (südlich) South (southern)<br>Sa. Sachsen(Staat) Saxony, (state)<br>Sa.-A. Sachsen-Altenburg Saxony-Altenburg<br>Sa.-C.-G. Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha Saxony-Coburg-Gotha former duchy<br>Sa.-M. Sachsen-Meiningen Saxony-Meiningen former duchy<br>Sa.-W.-E Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach former duchy<br>Sanat. Sanatorium Sanitarium<br>Sch.,…sch. Schule, …schule School, -school<br>Schaumb.-L. Schaumburg-Lippe Former principality<br>Schiff. Schiffahrt(s) Naval, maritime<br>Schl. Schleuse Sluice (lock)<br>Schles. Schlesien Silesia<br>Schlesw.-Holst. Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein; former province of Prussia<br>Schwarzb.-Rud. Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, former principality<br>Schwarzb.-Sond. Schwarzburg-Sondershausen Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, former principality<br>SchwG. Schwurgericht Court with a jury<br>Sem. Seminar Seminary (not always religious)<br>Slg. Sammlung Collection<br>SO. (sö.) Südosten (südöstlich) Southeast, southeastern (-easterly)<br>Soz. Sozietät Society, (usually commercial) corporation<br>SpDrl. Spar- u. Darlehnskassenverein Savings and loan union (non-profit)<br>Spk. Sparkasse Savings bank<br>St. Stadt (städtisch City (municipal)<br>Stat. Station Station<br>StdA. Standesamt Civil registrar’s office<br>StKr. Stadtkreis Area included in municipal administration district, as opposed to rural or county government which would be “Landkreis”<br>Strbn. (…verz.) Straßenbahn (…verzeichnis) Tramway (…register)<br>Sv. Servisklasse Inhabitants receiving government subsidy to pay for the cost of housing (since 1906)<br>svw. Sovielwie As much as<br>SW. (sw.) Südwesten, (südwestlich) Southwest, southwesterly<br>Syn. Synagoge Synagogue<br>T Posttelegraph Telegraph office, in Germany under postal administration<br>E Eisenbahntelegraph auf der station Railway telegraph at the station<br>F Fernsprecher und Telegraph Telephone and telegraph<br>P Post, Fernsprecher und Telegraph Post office and telegraph<br>P Post und Telegraph Post office and telegraph<br>Thür. Thüringen Thuringia<br>u… Und And<br>u… Unter… Under, but here pertaining to terrain or territory, like Unterfranken = Lower Franconia, as opposed to Oberfranken = Upper Franconia<br>usw. Und so weiter And so forth<br>uSt. Unmittelbare Stadt Vicinity of a city or town<br>v. Von Of<br>Ver. (e) Verein(e) Club, society, union (“e” denotes plural)<br>Vers. Versicherung Insurance<br>Verw. Verwaltung Administration<br>Vw. Vorwerk Residence and/or farm of the administrator of a landed estate on an outlying tract of land<br>…w ...waren in Verbindung mit Fbr. Goods or merchandise in connection with Fbr. (see there)<br>…w. (we.) ...werk (werke) - works (such as water works)<br>W. (w.) Westen, westlich West, westerly<br>Westf. Westfalen Westphalia<br>Westpr. Westpreußen West Prussia<br>Wlr. Weiler Hamlet<br>Wp. Wohnplatz Residence<br>Wst. (...wst.) Werkstätte (…werkstätte) Shop (such as blacksmith shop)<br>Württ. Württemberg Former kingdom<br>Z. Zoll Custom, duty<br>ZA. Zollamt Customs office<br>Zgl. Ziegelei Brick works, tile works<br>Zh. Zollhaus Custom house<br>Zk. Zinken Outlying farm (hamlet)<br>zw. Zwischen Between<br>[……] Verkehrsanstalt nur zu gewisser Zeit tätig Station (railway, bus, etc.) operating only at certain times<br>*…….. Siehe dieses See this<br>
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Words having the ending …erei; …isch; …ungs are abbreviated with a period (.) (thus these endings will have to be added to make the word). Example: Fischerei = Fisch.; Wendisch =Wend. The words ending in …lich are abbreviated after the “l” by a period. Example: nördlich = nrdl.
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