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English translation: son of the late xxxxxx

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05:53 Jun 25, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents
French term or phrase: ffeu (fils de feu)
Titre (de noblesse?) (ancien ou suisse).

Demande d'explication.
Iouri
English translation:son of the late xxxxxx
Explanation:

"... Finally, the strange little word "feu" (or "feuz" or other similar spellings) before a name means "the late" (as in deceased). At least one scribe abbreviated the common phrase, "fils de feu Jean Favre" (son of the late John Smith) as "ff Jean Favre". Particularly in times of plague, this little word shows up all the time!"

http://www.rootsweb.com/~chevaud/parrec.htm

hth,
Tanya Harvey Ciampi
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3hijo del difunto
patrdd
na +3son of the late xxxxxxTanya Harvey Ciampi


  

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17 mins peer agreement (net): +3
son of the late xxxxxx


Explanation:

"... Finally, the strange little word "feu" (or "feuz" or other similar spellings) before a name means "the late" (as in deceased). At least one scribe abbreviated the common phrase, "fils de feu Jean Favre" (son of the late John Smith) as "ff Jean Favre". Particularly in times of plague, this little word shows up all the time!"

http://www.rootsweb.com/~chevaud/parrec.htm

hth,
Tanya Harvey Ciampi


Tanya Harvey Ciampi
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hijo del difunto


Explanation:
Cela veut dire que quand l'enfant est né, son père était déjà décédé.

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