Filename: NICKNAME.HTM Internet: http://www.kerchner.com/nickname.htm Date: Compiled: 21 Sep 1995 Updated: 28 Oct 2004 By: Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. 3765 Chris Drive Emmaus PA 18049-1544 USA Notice: Copyright (1995-2002) Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. All Right Reserved. Establishing links to this page is encouraged and permitted. But, reuse or reprinting it in it's entirety or in part in other websites, or in any other media or publication, without my permission, is not permitted. Printing a hard copy of this report for your own personal, non-commercial use is permitted. Subj: Given name nicknames and aka's and translations for some baptismal and given names used by 18th Century Pennsylvania Germans. Suggestions from others for other PA German nicknames are solicited to be added to this file. Keywords: PA GERMAN NICKNAMES PENNSYLVANIA 18TH CENTURY PA GERMAN ENGLISH VERSION NICKNAME/AKA Abraham Abraham Abe Abram Abram Abe Andreas Andrew Anna Anna, Ann Nancy, Ann Anton Anthony Tunis, Tony, Duny Aegidius Giles Baltzer Balthasar Barbara Barbara Bevvy Benjamin Benjamin Ben Bernhard, Barnet Bernard Carolus Charles Carl Catharina Catharine Kate, Katie Christian Christian Christ, Christli Christina Christina Dinah, Tina Christoph Christopher Kit, Stoffel Cornelia Cornelia Nell, Nellie, Nelly Dewald Theobald Dionysius Denis Dietrich Theodoric Dieter, Teeter Dorothea Dorothy Eleanor Eleanor Ellen, Ella, Nell, Nellie, Nelly Elias Elijah Eli Elisabeth Elizabeth Lis, Lizzie, Betti Erasmus Erasmus Asmus, Asimus Esther Hetty, Hettie, Ess, Essie Frantz Francis Friedrich Frederick Fritz Gottfried Godfrey, Geoffrey Hannah Hannah Johanna, Jane, Jean, Joan Heinrich Henry Hank Ignatius Ignatius Natius, Natz Jacob Jacob, James Jake Jane Jennie, Jenny Jeremiah Jeremiah Jerry, Jereme Johanna Johanna Hanna, Hannah, Joan, Jean, Jane, Janet, Janette, Janey, Netta, Nettie Johannes John Hans, Haensel, Jack Jonas Jonah Jost, Justus Yost, Justus Jurg George Karl, Carl Charles Kezia Kezia Cassie Kuhnrat Conrad Kunz Ludwig Lewis, Louis Magdalena Magdalene, Madeleine Lena, Molly Margaretha Margaret Peggy, Maggie, Rebecca, Gretta Maria Mary Polly, Molly Matthaeus, Matthias Matthew Mat, Teis, Thebus Nathanael Nathaniel, Nathan Nat, Thaniel Nicolaus Nicholas Nickel, Claus Rebecca Rebecca Becky, Margaret, Peggy Salome Salome Sally, Sarah Sarah Sarah Sally, Sadie, Sara Sebastian Sebastian Bastian Sem Shem Ulrich Ullery, Eldridge Valentin Valentine Felty Veit Vitus Verena Verena Frena, Franey, Veronica, Fronica Veronica Fronica Franey, Fran Wilhelm William Bill Wilhelmina MinnieI published this page to share some nickname tips I learned over the years. I am not a name expert so I won't be able to help you solve your specific name and/or nickname problems. Below are a couple of books which you should review if you need more help with a particular name.
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Handbook of Pseudonyms and Personal Nicknames; First Supplement
Twentieth Century American Nicknames
Tuttle Dictionary of First Names
If I Can You Can Decipher Germanic Records, by Edna Bentz
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Created - 1 Oct 1996
Revised - 11 Jul 2007