Common Personal Name Abbreviations used in Joseph Dow's History of Hampton

Many chapters in this book contain direct quotes from old historical documents and many of these documents use abbreviations in place of personal names. When using our index this can cause problems if you are looking for someone named William and his name is abbreviated as Wm. In addition, many of the common surnames are spelled a variety of ways.Moulton, for example, is often spelled Molton. To help you perform a more successful search of these pages we have created the following table of common abbreviations.

In the list below the common spelling is listed first, followed by all the appropriate abbreviations.

FIRST NAMES

  • ABRAHAM = ABRA, ABRAM
  • ANTHONY = ANT:
  • BENJAMIN = BEN:, BENJA
  • CHARLES = CHA:
  • CHRISTOPHER = CHRISTO:
  • EDMUND = EDM:
  • EDWARD = ED, EDW
  • FRANCIS = FFRAN:
  • GILES = GILL:
  • HENRY = HEN:
  • ISAAC = ISA:
  • JEFFREY = GEOFFREY, JEFFERIE, JEF:
  • JOHN = JO:
  • JONATHAN = JNO, JONA, JOHNATHAN
  • MORRIS = MORRICE, MOR:
  • NATHANIEL = NATHL, NATHLL, NATALL, NATH'L
  • PHILEMON = PHILE:
  • RICHARD = RICHD
  • ROBERT = ROBT, ROBE:
  • SAMUEL = SAMU:, SAML, SAM:
  • THOMAS = THOM:, THO:, THOS
  • TIMOTHY = TIMOTHIE
  • WILLIAM = WILLI:, WILL:, WM

    LAST NAMES

    • ASTEN = AUSTEN
    • BARRETT = BARRET
    • BATCHELDER = BACHILER, BACHELDER
    • BRABROOK = BRADBROOK, BRAYBROOK, BRABRICK
    • CARR = CARRE
    • CASS = CASSE
    • CLARK = CLARKE
    • COLE = COULE
    • COX = COXE, COCKS
    • CROSS = CROSSE
    • DOW = DOWE
    • DUMMER = DUMER
    • ELDREDGE = ELDRED
    • ESTOW = EASTOW
    • FULLER = FFULLER
    • GREEN = GREENE
    • HENDRICKS = HENRICK
    • HOBBS = HOBES
    • JOHNSON = JONSON
    • LEAVITT = LOUITT
    • MARION = MARRIAN
    • MINGAY = MINGY
    • MOULTON = MOLTON
    • PHILBRICK = PHILBROOK
    • ROBIE = ROBY
    • SANBORN = SAMBORN, SAMBORNE, SAMBOURNE
    • SANDERS = SAUNDERS
    • SANDERSON = SAUNDERSON
    • SARGENT = SERGENT
    • SAYWARD = SAYWORD
    • SCAMMON = SCAMAN
    • SOUTHER = SOUTER
    • STANYAN = STANIAN
    • SWAIN = SWAYNE, SWAINE
    • TILTON = TILLTON
    • TUCK = TUCKE
    • WAITE = WAIT
    • WARD = WORD
    • WEARE = WEAR
    • WHEELWRIGHT = WHELEWRIGHT
    • WIGGIN=WIGGINS