1894 Census Abbreviations

 

GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS THROUGHOUT CENSUS
~ - left blank
? - illegible, cannot read
, - (comma) means two answers are listed, (i.e. Dp,Rh = Diptheria and Rheumatism)
d - days, as in days old; replaces "x/30", (14/30 = 14 days = 14d)
ill - illegible
m - month, as in months old; replaces "x/12", (3/12 = 3 months = 3m)
N - No
u - unknown
x - non-answer
Y - Yes

GENDER
D - Daughter

RACE
B - Black
I - Indian
M - Mulatto
W - White
WM - "White Mulatto"

RELATIONSHIP TO HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
Adopted Dau - Adopted Daughter

MARITAL STATUS
ba - Bachelor
D - Divorced
dw - Deserted Wife
G - Grass Widow / Grass Widower
M - Married
mn - Maiden
S - Single
se - Servant
W - Widowed, Widower

BIRTHPLACE ABBREVIATIONS - STATE & COUNTRIES

**Country Abbreviations may contain various spellings due to enumerator's error
AK - Alaska
AL - Alabama
AR - Arkansas
AZ - Arizona
CA - California
CO - Colorado
CT - Connecticut
DA - Dakota
DC - District of Columbia
DE - Delaware
FL - Florida
GA - Georgia
HI - Hawaii
IA - Iowa
ID - Idaho
IL - Illinois
IN - Indiana
KS - Kansas
KY - Kentucky
LA - Louisiana
MA - Massachusetts
MD - Maryland
ME - Maine
MI - Michigan
MN - Minnesota
MO - Missouri
MS - Mississippi
MT - Montana
NC - North Carolina
ND - North Dakota
NE - Nebraska
NH - New Hampshire
NJ - New Jersey
NM - New Mexico
NV - Nevada
NY - New York
OH - Ohio
OK - Oklahoma
OR - Oregon
PA - Pennsylvania
RI - Rhode Island
SC - South Carolina
SD - South Dakota
TN - Tennessee
TX - Texas
UT - Utah
VA - Virginia
VT - Vermont
WA - Washington [state of]
WI - Wisconsin
WV - West Virginia
WY - Wyoming

Afr - Africa
AlI - Alaman Island
Als - Alsace
Am - America
Amb - "Amburg" [Hamburg?]
Ams - Amsterdam
ANY - Albany, New York
AtO - Atlantic Ocean
Aus - Australia
Ast - Austria
BaB - Baden Baden
Bad - Baden
Bai - Bairan / Barain
Bat - Batavia
Bav - Bavaria, Germany
Bay - Bayurie(?)
Bdb - Brandbush
Bel - Belgium
Ber - Berlin, Germany
Bey - Beyern
BGe - Berwan-?, Germany
Bie - Bien
BIs - Bermuda Isle
Bln - Billen
BoA - Bohemia, Austria
Boc - Born on the Ocean
Bod - Boden - [Baden?]
Boh - Bohemia
Bra - Bravaria
Bre - Brendenbourgh
Bru - Brunburg / Brumburg, Germany
Bsa - Bavassa
Buf - Buffalo
Bur - Burlin (sic), Germany
Bve - Beavisae
Bvn - Beaviron
Byr - Byron
CaF - "Canada F" = Canada, French = Quebec
Can - Canada
CBr - Cape Breton
Chi - China
Chig - Chicago
Dan - Danzig / Dansig, Germany
Dar - Darmstadt / Darnstadd
Den - Denmark
Der - Dernstadt
Det - Detroit
E/F - "England or France"
Eer - "Eers Hessen"
EIn - East India, East Indies, East Indis
Els - Elsace (Alsace?)
Eng - England
Ffd - Frankford
Fin - Finland
Fkl - Frankendall
For - Foreign
Fra - France
FtG - Fort Gratiot, Michigan
Ger - Germany
Gre - Greece
Gst - Guestron
Gue - Guelf, Canada
GUS - German United States / "United States of Germany" [created c 1873 by Otto Bismarck]
Hal - Halifax, Canada
Ham - Hamburg, Germany
Han - Hanover / Hannover
Has - "Hasse-"
HeAm - Hesse-Amstadt
HeCa - Hesse Cassel
HeDa - Hassen Darmstadt, Hesse(n)/Hessian Darmstad, Hesse Darnstad, Hesse Domstadt, Hessedamatorst
HeGa - Hesse Garmstadt
HeHa - Hesse Harmstadt
HeKu - Hesse Kurfirsten
HeNa - Hessen Nassau / Hesse-Nassan
HePr - Heese Prussia
Hes - Hessen, Hessin, Hessian, Hesson
Hln - Holstein
Hol - Holland
Hon - Honsburg
Hsa - Hessia
Hsd - Hessied
Hse - Hesse
Hsn - Hassan / Hassen
Hva - Hanava
Hza - Holtzatine [Holstein?]
Ind - India
IoC - Isle of Corsica
IoM - Isle of Man
IoW - Isle of Wright
Ire - Ireland
Ita - Italy
Jam - Jamaica
Jap - Japan
JWI - Jamoreo, W.I. - [West Indies?]
KHe - Kurfirst Hesse; Kurfirsthum Hesse
Klo - Klodiland
Lap - Lapeer, MI
Lip - Lipic, Germany
Lis - Lisbic
LoC - Lower Canada - [Quebec]
LoI - Long Island
Lom - Lombry, Lombuy
LOn - Lake Ontario
Mac - Machlenberg, Macklenburg, Macklinburg, Maclinburg (Germany)
Mat - Matlandberg
MCy - Marine City, Michigan
Mec - Mechtenburg, Meckelberg, Meckelburgh, Mecklenburg, Meklenburg, Mekelberg
Meg - Meglenburg, Melgelberg
Mei - Mein / Mien
Mel - Melsic
Mex - Mexico
Min - Minasbla
Mnh - Monheine
Mnp - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mon - Montreal / Montreal, Canada
Mul - Mulemberg
Mzb - Melzelberg
Nan - Nanfaw
Nat - "Native"
NBr - New Brunswick
NBs - New Brasea
NeD - Nessic Derm
Net - Netherland / Neaderland
New - Newfoundland
NiF - Niagara Falls
Nor - Norway
NP - New Penn
NSc - Nova Scotia
NYC - New York City
NYS - New York State
Oce - Ocean, "On the Ocean", "At Ocean"
Old - Oldenburg
OkI - Okney Isles [Scotland?]
Ont - Ontario, Canada
ONY - Oswego, New York
Parm - Parmern / Parmmeran
PEI - Prince Edward Island
PH - Port Huron, Michigan
Phi - Philadelphia
Pok - Pokseut(?)
Pol - Poland
Pom - Pomerania, Pommerin
PrG - Prussia, Germany
PRI - Providence, Rhode Island
Pru - Prussia
Que - Quebec
Rbn - Rhinebern
Reh - Rehinbier
RGe - Reldury-?, Germany
Rhi - Rhinel
Rho - Rhodiland [Rhode Island?]
RmE - Roman Empire
Ros - Rosstuck
Rus - Russia
Sac - Sachran
San - Sandwich, Ontario
Sax - Saxony / Saxony, Germany
ScH - Schleswick Holstein
Sco - Scotland
SHI - St. Helena Island
Shl - Shlesien
Sil - Silesia
Sla - Slayzenger
Sln - Schlican
Slw - Schleswig / Sleswig?
SoA - South America
SoW - South Wales
Spa - Spain
Str - Strasburg
Swe - Sweden
Swi - Switzerland
Sxn - Saxon
SxP - Saxon, Prussia
Tru - "Truckey" [Turkay?]
U/Ger - unknown Germany
Uei - Ueirbaden? [Weisbaden?]
unk - unknown
UpC - Upper Canada - [Ontario]
Uru - Uruguay
US - United States
USG - United States of Germany
Wal - Wales / Wales, England
Wbg - Weisberg
Wdb - Waldenburg / Waltenburg
WDC - Washington, District of Columbia
Wdk - Waldeck
Wdu - Werdau
Wer - Werten
WIn - West India / West Indiae
Wit - Wit(t)enberg
Wlg - Wurlenburg
WPr - West Prussia
Wum - Wurms
Wur - Wurtenburg [also: Werbemberg, Wertenburg, Wirtenberg, Wortenberg, Wurtemberg, Wurtenberg]
Wus - Wustenburg
YSt - York State


COLUMNS 15-18 - Babies (gender, months born, etc)
\ - indicates gender(?)

COLUMN 17 - Months of the Year
Ap - April
Au - August
De - December
Fe - February
Ja - January
Jn - June
Jy - July
Ma - March
My - May
Nv - November
Oc - October
Se - September

COLUMN 21
"," - commas indiate two answers, i.e. "Pvt,ill" = Private and illegible
ah - At Home
C - Confederate Soldier
Da - Daughter of U.S. Soldier
ill - illegible
M - Marine / United States Marine
Na - Navy / United States Navy
NC - Naval Cadet
Pvt - Private
rU - Retired United States Soldier
S - Soldier
Sa - Sailor
Sn - Son of U.S. Soldier
Su - United States Surgeon
U - United States Soldier
Uc - United States Soldier in Calvary
UI - United States Soldier - Infantry
Us - United States Soldier in Calvary; ["Uc" is prefered]
uk - "unknown"
W - Widow of U.S. Soldier
Wf - Wife of U.S. Soldier

COLUMN 22 & 23
Ab - Abortion
Abc - Abcess
AbRh - Abcess & Rheumatism
Ac? - Abcess in the ?
Ag - Age
AL - Affection of Lung
AlB - Almost Blind
ALF - Amputated Left Foot, "Left Foot Off"
ALg - Alcerated Leg
ALH - Amputated Left Hand
AmA - Amputated Arm, "Loss of One Arm"
AmF - Amputated Feet, "Amputated 2 Feet"
AmH - Amputated Hand, "One Hand Off"
ArD - Army Disabilities
Arl - Amputated Right Leg, "Right Leg Off"
Art - Arthritis
As - Asthma
BAn - Broken Ankle
BCo - Bad Cold
BCr - Born Cripple
BD - Brights Disease
BGl - "Bad Girl"
BdL - Bruised Leg
BFe - Billinous / Bilecious Fever
BK - Broken Knee
Bl - Blind
BlL - Blindness Left Eye
BlO - Blind in One Eye
BLm - Broken Limb
BM - Black Measles, "Black Measals"
BoU - Bowel Ulcer / Ulcer on Bowels
BrA - Broken Arm
BrD - Broken Down
BrH - Broken Hip
BrL - Broken Leg
Bro - Bronchitis
BrW - Broken Wrist
BT - Brain Trouble
Bur - Burned
C? - Chronic ?
CA - Chronic Asthma
CaH - Catarh in Head
CaN - Carbuncle on Neck
CB - Childbirth
CD - Chronic Diarrhea
CDi - Chronic Disease
CF - Cripple Feet
Cff - Cripple from Fall
CFt - Cripple Foot, Cripple in Foot, Cripple in One Foot
CH - Cripple Hand
Chi - Childish
ChL - Change of Life
CHp - Cripple Hip
CL - Cripple Legs / Legs Cripple
CL1 - Cripple Leg, Cripple in One Leg
Cly - "Collary"
CM - "Collery" Morbis
Cn - Cancer
CnE - Cancer in Eye
CnF - Cancer of Face
Co - Consumption
CoD - Complication of Disease
CoF - Collarbone Fracture
CoL - Congested Lungs
Con - Confinement
CP - Cripple Parts
CPx - Chicken Pox
CR - Chronic Rheumatism
Crh - Catarrah
Cri - Cripple
CrS - Catarrh of Stomach
CrT - Catarrh of Throat
D+B - Deaf and Blind
D+D - Deaf and Dumb
Db - Dumb
DCu - Disabled, Cut
DDB - Deaf, Dumb and Blind
DDI - Deaf, Dumb and Idiotic
De - Deformity, "Devormed"
Deb - Debility
DeF - Deformed Feet
DeH - Deformed Hip
DES - Defective Eye Sight
Df - Deaf
DfE - Deaf Ear
DfL - Deaf in Left Ear
DH - Disease(s) of Head
Di? - Disepsy?
DId - Dumb and Idiotic
DiK - Dislocated Knee
Dis - Disabled
Dp - Diptheria
DPB - Deaf and Partially Blind
Dro - Dropsy
DSp - "Delira Spine"
DW - Disabled in the War
dwo - Disease of Womb
Dys - Dyspepsia, "Disfepsia", "Deopepsie"
EF - Epileptic Fits
Ep - Epileptic / Epilepsy
Er - Erysipelas
Ex - Exzema, "Exzeme"
FeU - Female Unknown
Fev - Fever
Fis - Fistula
FL - Fracture of Limb
FM - Feeble Minded
Foo - Foolish
fhl - Fever, Hole in Leg
fsl - Fever Sores in Leg
FvI - Fever Intermitting
FW - Female Weakness
Gat - "Gataric"
GD - General Disability
GEL - Granulated Eye Lids
GF - Gastric Fever
GP - General Paralysis
Gra - "Graval"
GS - Gun Shot
GSH - Gun Shot, Head
GsP - Gun Shot, Piles
GsR - Gun Shot, Rheumatism
GSuR - Gun Shot Wound, Sunstroke, Rheumatism
GSW - Gun Shot Wound
Hac - Headache
HC - Heart Chronic
HCa - Head Cancer
HD - Heart Disease
Hdf - Heart Difficulty
HdT - Head Trouble
HF - Heart Failure
HiD - Hip Disease
HiDp - Hip Dysplasia
HL - "Hemmorrage" Lungs
Hlf - Hip Lame from Fall
Hls - Helpless
HSp - Hurt in Spine
HT - Heart Trouble
IB - Inflammation of Bowels
IBl - Inflammation of Bladder
Id - Idiotic
IdI - Idiot from Injury
IEr - Inside Erysipelas
IH - Infection Of Hand
ill - illegible
In - Insane
Ind - Indigestion
Inf - Inflammation
IRh - "Inflamalie Rumatinis"
IRu - Invalid, Rupture
Itf - Intern Throat Fever
Jus - "Jusdue"
KC - Kidney Complaint
KD - Kidney Disease
KI - Kidney Infection
KT - Kidney Trouble
L - Liver
L+H - Lungs and Heart
L+K - Liver and Kidney
La - Lame
LaB - Lameness in Back
Lam - Lame
LAr - Lame Arm
LC - Liver Complaint
LCo - Lung Consumption
LD - Liver Disease
LG - La Grippe
LH - Lame Hip
LiL - Lame in Leg
Lin - "Lingering"
lkb - Lame Knee from Ball
LoL - Loss of Leg
LoS - Loss of Sight
LT - Lung Trouble
LTr - Liver True
LuC - Lung Complaint
Lum - Lumbago
LvT - Liver Trouble
LW - Leg Wound / Wound in Leg
Me - Measles
MrF - Malaria Fever
MRh - Muscular Rheumatism
Mt - Mute
Mu - Mumps
nBl - Nearly Blind
ND - Nervous Disease
NDB - Nerve Defect in Back
NDy - Nervous Dypepsia / Nervous "Despepsy"
Ne - Neuralgia
NeN - Neuralgia of the Nerve
Ner - Nerves / Nervous / Nervousness
NeS - Neuralgia of Stomach
Not - Nothing
NP - Nervous Prostate / Nervous Prostration
NS - Nearsighted
NT - Neck Tumor / Tumor in Neck
OA - Old Age
oad - Old Age Disability
oaf - Old Army Fever
OE - One Eye / One Eye Out
osa - Open Sore on Arm
Pa - Paralysis / Paralized
PaB - Paralysis in Back / "Back Paralysis"
Pal - Palsy
PaS - Paralysis, Side
PB - Partially Blind
PBD - Partially Blind and Deaf
PBk - Pain in Back
PD - Partially Deaf / Slightly Deaf
PDb - Partially Dumb
PDD - Partly Deaf and Dumb
pde - ?Piles, Deaf in Ear
PH - Palpitation of Heart
PHh - Poor Health
Pi - Piles
Pil - "Pileo"
PIn - Partially Insane
Pll - Paralysis Lower Limbs / "Lower Limbs Paralized"
Pls - Paralysis Left Side / "Left Side Paralized"
Plu - Pleurisy
Pne - Pneumonia / "Numonia of Lungs"
PP - Partial Paralysis / Partially Paralyzed
PS - Paralytic Stroke
Pse - Piles Sore Eyes
PuE - Pulmonary "Emplant"
PWW - Physical Wreck on Account of War
Qui - Quinsey - [inflammation of the throat - http://www.americanrevolution.org/med28.html]
Ram - "Ramitious"
RB - Ruptured Bowels, "Ruptured Bowles"
Rbl - Rheumatism Back of Leg
Rh - Rheumatic / Rheumatism
Rh? - Rheumatism?
RH3 - Right Hand Hurt by Horse
RhB - Rheumatic in Back, Rheumatism of Back
RhH - Rheumatic Heart, Rheumatism of Heart
RhI - Rheumatic Inflamation / Inflamatory Rheumatism
RhL - Rhematism in Legs
RhM - Rheumatism in Muscle, "Muscle Rheumatism"
Ric - Rickets
RiD - "Ridnes" Disease
Rli - Rheumatism of Limbs
RP - Rupture Piles
RT - Rupture of Testicles
Ru - Rupture
SBr - Softening of the Brain
ScA - "Schaldet" Arm
SDf - Slightly Deaf
SF - Scarlet Fever
Si - Sick
SIm - Speech Impediment
Sp - Speech
SpD - Spine Disease / Spinal Disease
SpK - Sprained Knee
SpM - Spinal Meningitis
SpW - Spinal Weakness
SRh - "Siatic" Rheumatism
STr - Spinal Trouble
StT - Stomach Trouble
Su - Sunstroke
SuRh - Sunstroke & Rheumatism
SVD - St. Vitus Dance
TBl - Total Blind
TC - Total Cripple
TD - Total Disability
TF - Typhoid Fever
UL - "Ulcerasion" of Leg
unk - unknown
VV - Varicose Veins
WD - Womb Disease
We - Well
WhC - Whooping Cough
WL - Weak Lungs
WM - Weak Minded
Wo - Wounded / Wounds
Wol - Wounds in Leg
Wot - Wound in Thigh
WoS - Wounded Shoulder
WRh - Wounds and Rheumatism
Wrl - Wound in Right Leg
woa - Weak of Old Age

COLUMN 26, 27 & 28
"," - commas indiate two answers, i.e. "G,E" = German and English
B - Belgish / Belgium
D - Dutch
dt - "don't talk"
E - English
F - French
G - German
H - Hebrew
Ho - Holland
I - Irish
It - Italian
J - Jewish
N - No
nl - no language
Nw - Norwegian
P - Polish
Sw - Swedish / Swede

COLUMN 31
Co - Convict
Ho - Homeless / Homeless Child
Pa - Pauper
Pr - Prisoner