Sunday, March 9, 2014

Another way of putting "illegitimate"

Scrolling through the parish registers, I found this entry.

"Spurius" is probably another way of saying, "illegitimate." The other big clue from this register is how his mother is enumerated; instead of listing a father first and then a mother, it's, "Apollonia, filia defti Georgii Lekesch" - Apollonia, daughter of the late George Lekesch.

1 comment:

  1. You are right. Spurius is the latin word for illegitimate. I have also seen this word a lot in my research, mostly in the older registers.

    Nancy Schmidt
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