French Genealogy Glossary
Parlez-vous francais? If non, you'll want to learn these French genealogical terms.
Unfamiliar words in French records can throw even the most savvy genealogist off track, so study this list of terms you'll frequently encounter in your research.

French English
un one
deux two
trois three
quatre four
cinq five
six six
sept seven
huit eight
neuf nine
dix ten
onze eleven
douze twelve
treize thirteen
quatorze fourteen
quinze fifteen
seize sixteen
dix-sept seventeen
dix-huit eighteen
dix-neuf nineteen
vingt twenty
trente thirty
quarante forty
quinze fifty
soixante sixty
soixante-dix seventy
quatre-vingts eighty
quatre-vingt-dix ninety
cent one hundred

French English
année year
jour day
janvier January
fevrier February
mars March
avril April
mai May
juin June
juillet July
août August
septembre September
octobre October
novembre November
décembre December

French English
arrière grandpère great-grandfather
arrière grandmère great-grandmother
cadet youngest son
épouse wife
épousee bride
époux husband
famille family
fils son
frère brother
grandmère grandmother
grandpère grandfather
héritiers heirs
l'aine eldest son
mère mother
oncle uncle
orphelin orphan
père father
soeur sister
tante aunt
veuf widower
veuve widow
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