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*surname (or a family name) is used first, followed by the first or given name
 
*surname (or a family name) is used first, followed by the first or given name
  
NAGY János John Nagy<br>
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KOVÁCS Mária Mary Smith<br>
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| Mary Smith  
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This rule is also followed in Hungarian parish registers.
 
This rule is also followed in Hungarian parish registers.
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*titles of nobility are put before the surnames
 
*titles of nobility are put before the surnames
  
gróf NAGY János Count John Nagy<br>
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gróf NAGY János           Count John Nagy<br>
  
 
*the equivalent of Mrs. is the particle né (wife) which is added to a husband=s name.
 
*the equivalent of Mrs. is the particle né (wife) which is added to a husband=s name.

Revision as of 20:01, 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.
  • Klausenberger Ignáczné Bival Rosália means that Rosália Bival married a man named Ignácz Klausenberger.
  • The -né means wife of.