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Chapman County Codes are the accepted abbreviations for the names of counties in the British Isles used by genealogists.

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England before 1974

Chapman
Abbreviation
County Other Common Names,
Abbreviations & Notes
BDFBedfordshireBeds.
BRKBerkshireBerks.
BKMBuckinghamshireBucks.
CAMCambridgeshireCambs.
CHSCheshire 
CONCornwall 
CULCumberland 
DBYDerbyshireDerbys.
DEVDevon 
DORDorset 
DURDurham 
ESSEssex 
GLSGloucestershireGlos.
HAMHampshireHants.
HEFHerefordshire 
HRTHertfordshire 
HUNHuntingdonshireHunts.
KENKent 
LANLancashireLancs.
LECLeicestershireWas LEI; Leics.
LINLincolnshireLincs.
LNDLondonthe city - see also Middlesex, Surrey & other surrounding counties
MDXMiddlesex 
NFKNorfolk 
NTHNorthamptonshireNorthants.
NBLNorthumberland 
NTTNottinghamshireNotts.
OXFOxfordshireOxon.
RUTRutland 
SALShropshireSalop.
SOMSomerset 
STSStaffordshireStaffs.
SFKSuffolk 
SRYSurrey 
SSXSussex 
WARWarwickshireWarks.
WESWestmorland 
WILWiltshireWilts.
WORWorcestershireWorcs.
YKSYorkshireYorks.
Consists of 3 Ridings: West, North & East
WRYWest Riding of Yorkshire 
ERYEast Riding of Yorkshire 
NRYNorth Riding of Yorkshire 
Cumbria New in 1974: see Cumberland, Lancashire & Westmorland
Isle of Wight see Hampshire

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Scotland before 1974

Chapman
Abbreviation
County Other Common Names,
Abbreviations & Notes
ABDAberdeenshire 
ANSAngusalso Forfarshire
ARLArgyllshire 
AYRAyrshire 
BANBanffshire 
BEWBerwickshire 
BUTBute 
CAICaithness 
CLKClackmannanshire 
DFSDumfriesshire 
DNBDunbartonshire 
ELNEast Lothian 
FIFFife 
INVInverness-shire 
KCDKincardineshire 
KKDKircudbright-shire 
KRSKinross 
LKSLanarkshire 
MLNMidlothianalso Edinburghshire
MORMoray 
NAINairnshire 
OKIOrkney Isles 
PEEPeebleshire 
PERPerthshire 
RFWRenfrewshire 
ROCRoss & Cromarty 
ROXRoxburghshire 
SELSelkirkshire 
SHIShetland Isles 
STIStirlingshire 
SUTSutherland 
WLNWest Lothianalso Linlithgow
WIGWigtownshire 

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Wales before 1974

Chapman
Abbreviation
County Other Common Names,
Abbreviations & Notes
AGYAnglesey 
BREBreconshire 
CAECaernarvonshire 
CGNCardiganshire 
CMNCarmarthenshire 
DENDenbighshire 
FLNFlintshire 
GLAGlamorgan 
MERMerionethshire 
MONMonmouthshire 
MGYMontgomeryshire 
PEMPembrokeshire 
RADRadnorshire