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Naming Customs
 
Naming Customs
  
surname (or a family name) is used first, followed by the first or given name
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*surname (or a family name) is used first, followed by the first or given name
  
 
NAGY János John Nagy
 
NAGY János John Nagy
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This rule is also followed in Hungarian parish registers.
 
This rule is also followed in Hungarian parish registers.
  
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
  
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.
  
 
SZABÓ Ferenc Frank Taylor
 
SZABÓ Ferenc Frank Taylor
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titles of nobility are put before the surnames
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*titles of nobility are put before the surnames
  
 
gróf NAGY János Count John Nagy
 
gróf NAGY János Count John Nagy
  
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.
  
 
NAGY Jánosné Mrs. John Nagy
 
NAGY Jánosné Mrs. John Nagy

Revision as of 19:39, 29 July 2008

Naming Customs

  • surname (or a family name) is used first, followed by the first or given name

NAGY János John Nagy KOVÁCS Mária Mary Smith

This rule is also followed in Hungarian parish registers.

  • there is usually just one given name
  • surnames are generally a single names
  • patronymics were usually not used
  • 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

  • the equivalent of Mrs. is the particle né (wife) which is added to a husband=s name.

NAGY Jánosné Mrs. John Nagy

Names of Hungarian married women take on special forms. Pócsiné Munkcási Gabriella means that Gabriella Pócsi married a man named Munkcási. The né means wife of. Treat the name as a regular double surname.