Surnames separated by a small r #galicia


Dorcey Rose
 

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
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Dorcey Rose
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Susan&David
 

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
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Dorcey Rose
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410-703-3483
Florida US


Renee Steinig
 

The "r" stands for recte. To learn more, look up that word  in the new archives search at https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/messages .

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
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Dorcey Rose <dorceyrose@...> 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? ...


Mark Halpern
 

Recently Avrami Groll told us that all JewishGen Discussion Group and SIG group messages have been archives in this new system. I went to https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/topics and searched for "recte." The "r" in your surname stands for recte. f stand for false. v stands for vel. You can also search for "false" and "vel." This has been discussed over the years relating to Galician record. 

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland  

 

On 2020-03-30 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
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Dorcey Rose
dorceyrose@...
410-703-3483
Florida US


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. In  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