Re: Surnames separated by a small r #galicia

Nicole Heymans

Reischer r Kessler.
This is not specific to Galicia. r is an abbreviation for "recta", i.e. "truly".

The notation often occurs in civil birth records of children whose parents are married religiously only. InĀ  the present example, REISCHER was probably the father's surname, and KESSLER the mother's maiden name, i.e. the child's true legal name.

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

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