Frequently Used Genealogy Terms
German to English Translations

 
German

English translation

Ahnentafel

ancestor chart

alleinstehende

single

aus

from

Bauer

farmer

begrabed

buried

begrabnis

burial

beruf

profession

Bruder

brother

dritten

3rd

eingeheiratet

married into

Eltern

parents

ersten

1st

Frau

wife

friedhof

cemetery

garbdenkmal

gravestone

geborn

born

gestorben

died

geschieden

divorced

getauft

baptized

getraut

married

Gevatter or Pate

godfather

Gevatterin or Patin

godmother

grab

grave

Groß

large

Jahr

year

Jung

young

Junge or Knabe

boy

Kinder

children

Klein

little, small

ledig

single

Mädchen

girl

männlich

male

Meyer

farmer

Mutter

mother

Onkel

uncle

nach

to

neugeboren

newly born

Schröder/Schroeder

tailor

Schuster

shoemaker

Schwager

brother-in-law

Schwester

sister

Schwiegersohn

son-in-law

Sohn, Söhne

son

Stiefkinder

stepchildren

Stiefsohn

stepson

Tante

aunt

Tochter, Töchter

daughter

unbekannt

unknown

unehelich

out of wedlock

unverheiratet

unmarried

Vather

father

Verbleib

location

verzogen

moved

verheiratet

married

verlobt

engaged

verwaist

orphaned

verwitwet

widowed

Vetter

cousin

vorname

first name

weiblich

female

Witwe

widow

Witwer

widower

zweiten

2nd

 


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