CENSUS RECORDS ABBREVIATIONS

CENSUS RECORDS ABBREVIATIONS

Many times we start to look at a census record and can not figure out what some of the abbreviations are. Here are some of the most common ones you will find when reviewing a census record.

Aunt

A

Adopted

Ad

Adopted Child

Ad.Cl

Adopted Daughter

Ad.D

Adopted Grandchild

Ad.Gcl

Adopted Mother

Ad.M

Adopted Son

Ad.S

Apprentice

Ap

Assistant

Asst

Attendant

At

Aunt-In-Law

Al

Bartender

Bar

Boarder

Bo

Bound Boy

B.Boy

Bound Girl

B.Girl

Boy

B

Brother-In-Law

Bl

Butler

Bu

Captain

Cap

Chamber Maid

Cha

Child

Cl

Coachman

Coa

Companion

Com

Cook

Cook

Cousin

C

Cousin-In-Law

Cil

Daughter

D

Daughter-In-Law

Dl

Day Laborer

Dla

Dish Washer

Dw

Domestic

Dom

Employee

Emp

Engineer

En

Farm Hand

Fa.H

Farm Laborer

Fa.L

Farm Worker

Fa.W

Father

F

Father-In-Law

Fl

Fireman

Fi

First Cousin

First C

Foster Brother

Fo.B

Foster Sister

Fo.Si

Foster Son

Fo.S

God Child

God Cl

Governess

Go

Grand Mother-In-Law

Gml

Grand Nephew

Gn

Grand Niece

Gni

Grand Son-In-Law

Gsl

Grandchild

Gcl

Granddaughter

Gd

Grandfather

Gf

Grandmother

GM

Grandson

Gs

Great Grandfather

Ggf

Great Grandmother

Ggm

Great-Great-Grandfather

Gggf

Great-Great-Grandmother

Gggm

Guardian

Gua

Guest

Guest

Half Brother

Hb

Half Brother-In-Law

Hbl

Half Sister

H.Si

Half Sister-In-Law

H.Sil

Help

Help

Herder

He

Hired Girl

H.Gi

Hired Hand

H.H.

Hireling

Hlg

House Worker

Hw

Housekeeper

Hk

Housemaid

H.Maid

Husband

Husband

Inmate

Inmate

Laborer

La

Laundry

Lau

Lodger

L

Maid

Maid

Manager

Man

Matron

Mat

Mother

M

Mother-In-Law

Ml

Nephew

N

Nephew-In-Law

Nl

Niece

Ni

Niece-In-Law

Nil

Nurse

Nu

Officer

O

Partner

Pa

Patient

Pa

Physician

Ph

Porter

Por

Principal

Pri

Prisoner

Prv

Pupil

Pu

Roomer

R

Sailor

Sa

Saleslady

Sal

Servant

Se

Servant's Child

Se.Cl

Sister

Si

Son

S

Son-In-Law

Sl

Step brother

Sb

Step Brother-In-Law

Sbl

Step Child

Scl

Step Daughter

Sd

Step Daughter-In-Law

Sdl

Step Father

Sf

Step Father-In-Law

Sfl

Step granddaughter

Sgd

Step grandson

Sgs

Step Sister

Ssi

Step Sister-In-Law

Ssil

Stepmother

Sm

Stepmother-In-Law

Sml

Stepson

Ss

Stepson-In-Law

Ssl

Superintendent

Su

Tenant

Ten

Uncle

U

Uncle-In-Law

Ul

Visitor

Vi

Waiter

Wt

Waitress

Wai

Ward

Ward

Warden

Wa

Wife

W

Workman

Wkm

 

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