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12:00 Jul 19, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO] Tech/Engineering
Explanation: This is derived from the French nee for born and refers to the maiden name of the person, mostly of a woman, but although grammatically incorrect in its French-derived form, has been used for men, as well, in case they changed their name opon marriage.
Explanation: The German abbreviation is geb. (for geborene). You will find this a married woman's personal documents, for instance:
Else Schmidt, geb. Müller
This tells you that Else married Mr. Schmidt, and that her maiden name was Müller.