Questions tagged [name-suffix]

Information following a person's full name that provides additional information about the person. The most common use is a generational suffix used to distinguish persons who share the same name within a family.

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When and Why Did Juniors Stop Being Promoted to Seniors?

My name is T. Wetmore IV. My father, grandfather and great grandfather had the names you might expect, and specifically my grandfather was named T. Wetmore Jr. I found an inscription in a book given ...
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When (if ever) is it acceptable to drop "shire" from a UK county name?

This question is sparked by an amendment made to a previous question made by ColeValleyGirl (for which I thank her). I "believed" (possibly from seeing it on birth records, but I cannot cite an ...
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What might 'i' separating parts of someone's name mean?

I've found two names in my family that I'm trying to parse out Husband: Jordi Flos i Margalef Wife: Antonia Bassols i Sunyol Their daughter: Rosa Flos What does the i something in the two parents` ...
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What does a phrase like "dit St Pierre" mean, when it follows a surname?

What does a phrase like "dit St Pierre" mean, when it follows a surname? For example: Marie-Anne Romure dit St Pierre
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Should suffixes like Jr (Junior) and Sr (Senior) be added to family tree?

Should I record Jr (Junior) and Sr (Senior) in family trees? What are the standards of practice in keeping that information? Background: I have a lot of family names where father and son are named ...
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Earls and Dukes are Titles, AKAs, Suffixes or something else?

Earls and Dukes: With John Russell KG PC FSA, he was the 6th Duke of Bedford. Should '6th Duke of Bedford' be entered into the Title, Suffix, AKA or something else? Being a Duke or Earl wouldn't be an ...
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Are suffixes like Jr. and Sr. ever used to distinguish e.g. grandson and grandfather? [duplicate]

The most common Junior and Senior combinations are father and son, but what about in other contexts, such as grandson and grandfather (assuming that they have the same name)?
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Using name numbering for fathers, sons, etc

In my family, we have Bill Jones, his son Bill R Jones, and a grandson Bill G Jones. Can the grandson properly use Bill Jones III (the third)?
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Relationship between Baldwin II and IV of the Crusades? [closed]

I'm trying to find out if and how Baldwin II and Baldwin IV, kings of Jerusalem, are related. Their wikipedia pages don't make it easy to determine this. So, my question is whether these ...
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