Latin Terms

In genealogical research Latin terms are often encountered in church records and legal documents, this list is intended to aid the genealogist in interpreting those terms.

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] W XYZ

Abbreviations ~ Diseases ~ Epidemics ~ Latin ~ Occupations ~ Terminology

More legal and latin terms can be found in:

Blacks Law Dictionary


The Bantam New College Latin & English Dictionary


Genealogy Quest is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to,, or