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=== Naming Customs ===
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=== Naming Customs ===
  
Surname (or a family name) is used first, followed by the given name:
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Surname (or a family name) is used first, followed by the given name:  
  
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| NAGY János
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| NAGY János  
| John Nagy  
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| John Nagy
 
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| KOVÁCS Mária
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| KOVÁCS Mária  
| Mary Smith  
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| Mary Smith
 
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*there is usually just one given name
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*there is usually just one given name  
*surnames are generally a single names
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*surnames are generally a single names  
*patronymics were usually not used
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*patronymics were usually not used  
 
*his rule is also followed in Hungarian parish registers
 
*his rule is also followed in Hungarian parish registers
  
Surnames were usually derived from common sources such as trades, qualities, ethnic origins, place names etc.:
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Surnames were usually derived from common sources such as trades, qualities, ethnic origins, place names etc.:  
  
{| width="347" align="center" class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders" style=""
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{| class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="347" align="center"
 
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| SZABÓ Ferenc
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| SZABÓ Ferenc  
| Frank Taylor  
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| Frank Taylor
 
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| MOLNÁR Lajos
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| MOLNÁR Lajos  
| Louis Miller  
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| Louis Miller
 
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| KIS Mihály
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| KIS Mihály  
| Michael Little  
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| Michael Little
 
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| FEHÉR Erzsébet
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| FEHÉR Erzsébet  
 
| Elizabeth White
 
| Elizabeth White
 
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| TÖRÖK Katalin
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| TÖRÖK Katalin  
| Catherine Turk  
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| Catherine Turk
 
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Titles of nobility are put before the surnames:
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Titles of nobility are put before the surnames:  
  
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| gróf NAGY János  
 
| gróf NAGY János  
| Count John Nagy  
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| Count John Nagy
 
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Names of Hungarian married women take on special forms:
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Names of Hungarian married women take on special forms:  
  
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| NAGY Jánosné
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| NAGY Jánosné  
| Mrs. John Nagy  
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| Mrs. John Nagy
 
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*the equivalent of Mrs. is the particle né (wife) which is added to a husband's name
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*the equivalent of Mrs. is the particle né (wife) which is added to a husband's name  
*the -né means wife of
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*the -né means wife of  
 
*Klausenberger Ignáczné Bival Rosália means that Rosália Bival married a man named Ignácz Klausenberger
 
*Klausenberger Ignáczné Bival Rosália means that Rosália Bival married a man named Ignácz Klausenberger
  
Excellent articles regarding Hungarian personal names can be found at:
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Excellent articles regarding Hungarian personal names can be found at:  
  
* [http://www.geocities.com/Athens/1336/magyarnames101.html#men Hungarian Names 101]
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*[http://www.geocities.com/Athens/1336/magyarnames101.html#men Hungarian Names 101]  
* [http://www.geocities.com/Athens/1336/magyar16.html Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century]
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*[http://www.geocities.com/Athens/1336/magyar16.html Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century]  
* [http://www.geocities.com/Athens/1336/magfem.html Hungarian Feminine Names]
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*[http://www.geocities.com/Athens/1336/magfem.html Hungarian Feminine Names]
  
 
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Revision as of 14:29, 27 October 2009

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Naming Customs

Surname (or a family name) is used first, followed by the given name:

NAGY János John Nagy
KOVÁCS Mária Mary Smith
  • there is usually just one given name
  • surnames are generally a single names
  • patronymics were usually not used
  • his rule is also followed in Hungarian parish registers

Surnames were usually derived from common sources such as trades, qualities, ethnic origins, place names etc.:

SZABÓ Ferenc Frank Taylor
MOLNÁR Lajos Louis Miller
KIS Mihály Michael Little
FEHÉR Erzsébet Elizabeth White
TÖRÖK Katalin Catherine Turk

Titles of nobility are put before the surnames:

gróf NAGY János Count John Nagy

Names of Hungarian married women take on special forms:

NAGY Jánosné Mrs. John Nagy
  • the equivalent of Mrs. is the particle né (wife) which is added to a husband's name
  • the -né means wife of
  • Klausenberger Ignáczné Bival Rosália means that Rosália Bival married a man named Ignácz Klausenberger

Excellent articles regarding Hungarian personal names can be found at: