Re: Surnames separated by a small r #galicia


This subject has come up before in the discussion group.  You can do a search on the word "recte" in the discussion group archives and see 50+ messages.

r = recte   It means the correct name, in your example, is Kessler

The archived messages discuss possible reasons for this type of name change.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 3/30/2020 12:17 PM, Dorcey Rose wrote:

I am curious about surnames in the Galicia archives from Zablotow area, for example, Reischer r Kessler. What does the little r stand for? Could it be Reischer son of Kessler? I have seen this quite a bit in archives from the area. Thanks so much. Dorcey
Dorcey Rose
Florida US

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