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What Does That Word Mean  Find more genealogy blogs at FamilyTree.comDid your ancestors immigrate to America? Are you trying to learn more about your ancestors who lived and died in a country where the predominant language is not English? You could benefit from learning a few important words in the language of your ancestor.

Ancestry.com has a section in its Research Center that includes a list of genealogy related words that have been translated into English. Choose from Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Swedish. There is also a list of genealogy terms in English, and a page that has useful translations of Latin words.

Here are a few interesting genealogy related words in different languages:

* Abbracciatutto – An Italian word that means “Jack of all trades”.

* árboles genealógicos – A Spanish phrase that means “family trees”

* Auch bekannt als – A German phrase that means “also known as”

* Eergisteren – A Dutch word that means “day before yesterday”

* Tutelle et curatelle – A French phrase that means “guardianship papers”

Certificate:
* Bewijs – A Dutch word that means “certificate”

* Certificat – A French word that means “certificate”

* Certificado – A Spanish word that means “certificate”

* Certificato – An Italian word that means “certificate”

* Zertifikat – A German word that means “certificate”

Grandparents:

* Abuela – A Spanish word for “grandmother”

* Abuela materna – A Spanish word for “maternal grandmother”

* Abuela política – A Spanish word for “grand mother-in-law”

* Abuelo – A Spanish word for “grandfather”

* Abuelo materno – A Spanish word for “maternal grandfather”

* Bisnonna – An Italian word that means “great grandmother”

* Bisnonno – An Italian word that means “great grandfather”

* Grand-mère – A French word that means “grandmother”

* Grand-père – A French word that means “grandfather”

* Großmutter – A German word that means “grandmother”

* Großvater – A German word that means “grandmother”

* Grootmoeder – A Dutch word that means “grandmother”

* Grootvader – A Dutch word that means “grandfather”

* Grootouders – A Dutch word that means “grandparents”

* Nonna – An Italian word that means “grandmother”

* Nonna acquisita – An Italian word that means “grand mother-in-law”

* Nonna paterna – An Italian word that means “paternal grandmother”

* Nonni – An Italian word that means “grandparent”

* Nonno – An Italian word that means “grandfather”

* Nonno materno – An Italian word that means “maternal grandfather”

Marriage:
* Coniuge – An Italian word that means “spouse”

* Conjoint – A French word that means “spouse”

* Echteleiden – A Dutch word that means “spouses”

* Echtgenoot – A Dutch word that means “husband”

* Echtgenote – A Dutch word that means “wife”

* Ehefrau – A German word that means “wife”

* Ehemann – A German word that means “husband”

* Ehepartner – A German word that means “spouse”

* Esposa – A Spanish word that means “wife”

* Esposo – A Spanish word that means “husband”

* Moglie – An Italian word that means “wife”

* Marito – An Italian word that means “husband”

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* Languages Across the United States

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