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Explication of the old First Names found in the Registers of Courtrai.

             
Ref 1 Old First Name Name Variation Local Syn. 1 Local Syn. 2 (Latin) Name Base Original Lang Original Meaning

p. 641

Hannekin Dimunitif Haane Hannes Johannes Latin  

p. 1060, p. 1061

Ostkin Dimunitif Oste   Aousta (Augustus) German Eastward or Eastern

p. 548, p. 1470

Gallekin Dimunitif (Gallo) (Walo)   German Wahla = Stranger

(ev.=Callekin)          
p. 605 Griele Abbrevation Margriete   Margareta Greek  

p. 743, p. 744

Jaenkin Dimunitif Jaene Jehane Johanna Latin  

p. 915

Masekin Dimunitif Mas   Thomas Armenian Twin

p. 60, p. 1021

Neesekin Dimunitif Neese Agneese Agnes Greek  

p. 240

Callekin Dimunitif Calle Cathelijne Catharina Greek  

p. 422, p. 423

Dipkin Dimunitif (Dip) Dibbaut Theobaldus German TheudŰ-baltha=People - Brave

p. 901, p. 902

Lotyn Dimunitif Lot Lut

(p.e in Ludowicus)

German Lhuta-wÓga=Famous - Struggle

p. 923

Mayhaert Contraction (Maillard)   Madelhardus German Madel-hard= Court of Law - Strong
(ev.) Ref 2 Male form of  Maria Maeyaert        
             
     
 Ref 1 "Woordenboek van de Familienamen in BelgiŽ en Noord-Frankrijk" , F. Debrabandere, Gemeentekrediet, 1993.    
 Ref 2 Internet F. Debrabandere