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found in the “Herkunftsorte der … Kolonisten” series [Neu Banater Bücherei, Mühldorf/inn, Germany].

n   When you have 2 dates listed at one name, that means the first date is the possible B year [obtained by: “D date”-“age”] and the second is the D date.

n   When you have only one date [preceded by “x”] that means M at that date.

At the end of each booklet “Places of Origin for …X/place… Colonists” [Herkunftsorte der … Kolonisten], exists an

Abkürzungen [list of abbreviations usually used]:


B = Bayern [region in Germany]

BA = Bezirksamt [local/regional/county’s administration; prefecture]

Belg. = Belgien

= Böhmen [region in Germany]

BW = Baden-Württemberg [region in Germany]

Chât.-Sal. = Château-Salins

D or Distr. = Distrikt [district]

DL = Deutsch Lothringen [ German Lothringen ]

E = Elsaß [or Alsace; region in today France]

H = Hessen [region in Germany]

Kom = Komitat [or Varmegye; pre WWI hungarian County]

Kr = Kreis [district, department]

Kt = Kanton

L = Lothringen [or Lorraine; region in today France]

Lux = Luxemburg

= Mähren [region in Germany]

= Böhmen [region in Germany]

= Niederösterreich [South/lower Austria]

Ö = Österreich [Austria]

OA = Oberamt [sub-prefecture]

ÖB = Oberösterreich [North/upper Austria]

Pf = Pfalz; Rheinpfalz [region in Germany]

Rh = Rheinland [region in Germany]

S = Saarland [region in Germany]

St = Sankt [Saint]

U = Ungarn [Hungary]

W = Westfalen [region in Germany]

WK = Franz Wilhelm & Josef Kallbrunner's book "Quellen zur deutschen Siedlungsgeschichte in Sudosteuropa", German Academy, published by Ernst Reinhardt Publishing House, Munchen, 1932-‘36.