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soc.genealogy.german Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Part 1/4
Section - 7. What are the rules for given names?

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     Different areas/times/families had different naming conventions.
     No general rule applies in every case.  Babies are often named
     for family members or baptismal sponsors, and sometimes a pattern
     can be found.

     Often a person does not go by his first given name, especially
     if that first name is Johann or Maria.  The name actually used
     (termed the Rufname) is often denoted by an asterisk or by
     underlining or bolding.

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     Suggestions for additions or improvements should be sent to
     the author, Jim Eggert  EggertJ@crosswinds.net.

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Jan Bonnefoy
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Apr 3, 2019 @ 3:03 am
A distant relative was purported to be in the Franco-Prussian War as a French soldier and became a POW. The war lasted less than a year but he was a POW for 8 years. I can't find an explanation for this. Can you help? The name of my soldier is Amato/Aime Jules Cesar Tissot, born in 1843. Thank you very much for any info. JB

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