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=== Naming Customs ===
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*surname (or a family name) is used first, followed by the first or given name
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=== Naming Customs  ===
  
NAGY János John Nagy<br>
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Surname (or a family name) is used first, followed by the given name:
KOVÁCS Mária Mary Smith<br>
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This rule is also followed in Hungarian parish registers.
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{| align="center" width="347" class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| NAGY János
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| John Nagy
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|-
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| KOVÁCS Mária
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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  
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*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.:
  
SZABÓ Ferenc Frank Taylor<br>
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{| align="center" width="347" class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
MOLNÁR Lajos Louis Miller<br>
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|-
KIS Mihály Michael Little<br>
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| SZABÓ Ferenc  
FEHÉR Erzsébet Elizabeth White<br>
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| Frank Taylor
TÖRÖK Katalin Catherine Turk<br>
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|-
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| MOLNÁR Lajos  
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| Louis Miller
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|-
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| KIS Mihály  
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| Michael Little
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|-
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| FEHÉR Erzsébet  
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| Elizabeth White
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|-
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| TÖRÖK Katalin  
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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:
  
gróf NAGY János Count John Nagy<br>
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{| align="center" width="347" class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| gróf NAGY János  
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| Count 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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Names of Hungarian married women take on special forms:
  
NAGY Jánosné Mrs. John Nagy<br>
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{| align="center" width="347" class="plain FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| NAGY Jánosné  
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| Mrs. John Nagy
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|}
  
*Names of Hungarian married women take on special forms.
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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 -né means wife of
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*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.
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Excellent articles regarding Hungarian personal names can be found at:
  
*The -né means wife of.
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*[http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/magyarnames1012.html Hungarian Names 101]
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*[http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/hungarian/index.html Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century]
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*[http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/magfem2.html Hungarian Feminine Names]
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Latest revision as of 03:44, 2 December 2011

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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:


 

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