C-D - Abbreviations for Genealogy Research

ABBREVIATION DEFINITION
c [1] carat; [2] cent; [3] circa; [4] copyright.
c. (as 19th c.) century.
c. circa about.
C. Conservatve.
C. of E. Church of England.
c.& b. caught and bowled (Cricket).
c., ca. about or around, from the Latin word circa.
C.A. [1] Chartered Accountant; [2] County Alderman.
C.A.S. Corps of Army Schoolmasters (disbanded 1920).
C.B. [1] Companion (of the Order) of the Bath; [2] confined to barracks.
C.B.E. Commander (of the Order) of the British Empire.
C.C. [1] County Cricket; [2] Common or County Council.
C.C.C. Corpus Christi College.
C.C.F. Combined Cadet Force.
C.C.R. Carmarthen & Cardigan Railway.
C.D. Civil Defence.
C.D.A. College Diploma in Agriculture.
C.D.H. College Diploma in Horticuture.
C.E. Church of England; [2] Civil Engineer; [3] Common Era.
C.Eng. Chartered Engineer.
c.f. carried forward.
C.F. Chaplain to the Forces.
C.G. [1] Coast Guard; [2] Coldstream Guards.
C.G.M. Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.
C.G.S. Chief of General Staff.
C.H. Companion of Honour (decoration).
C.H.P.R. Cromford & High Peak Railway.
C.H.R. Chester & Holyhead Railway Company.
C.I. [1] Channel islands; [2] Lady of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India (decoration)..
C.I.A. Central Intelligence Agency.
C.I.D. [1] Criminal Investigation Department; [2] Committee of Imperial Defence.
C.I.E. Companion (of the Order) of the Indian Empire.
c.i.f. (usually cif.) cost, insurance, freight.
C.I.G.S. Chief of Imperial General Staff.
C.J. Chief Justice.
C.L.B. Church Lads’ Brigade.
C.L.Y. County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons),(Sharpshooters),(Rough Riders).
C.Lit. Companion of Literature.
C.M. (Chirurgiae Magister), Master of Surgery.
C.M.D.P.R. Cleobury & Mortimer & Dutton Priors Railway.
C.M.F.P. Corps of Military Foot Police.
C.M.G. Companion (of the Order) of St. Michael & St. George (decoration).
C.M.M.P. Corps of Military Mounted Police.
C.M.P. Corps of Military Police (designated "Royal" 1946).
C.M.S. Church Missionary Society.
C.N.A.A. Council for National Academic Awards.
C.O. Commanding Officer.
C.O.I. Central Office of Information.
C.O.P.E.C. Conference on Politics, Economics and Christianity.
C.O.S. Charity Organisation Society.
C.P. [1] Command Post; [2] Cape Province; [3] Communist Party; [4] (Australian) Country Party.
c.p. candle power.
C.P.O. Chief Petty Officer.
C.P.R. Canadian Pacific Railway.
C.R. [1] Caledonian Railway Company. [2] Cambrian Railways Company. [3] Cardiff Railway Company. [4] Cornwall Railway; [5] The Cheshire Regiment; [6] The Connaught Rangers (disbanded 1922); [7] The Cyprus Regiment (formed 1940; disbanded 1950); [8] Community of the Resurrection.
C.R.E. Corps of Royal Engineers.
C.R.O. County Record Office.
C.R.P. Clyde River Patrol.
C.S. [1] Chartered Surveyor; [2] Civil Service; [3] Court of Sessions; [4] Continuous Service.
C.S.C. [1] Civil Service Commission; [2] Conspicuous Service Cross (decoration).
C.S.E. Certificate of Secondary Education.
C.S.I. Companion (of the Order) of the Star of India (decoration).
C.S.I.R.O. (Australian) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.
C.S.M. Company Sergeant-Major.
C.S.M.M.G. Chartered Society of Massage and Medical Gymnastics.
C.T.C. Cyclists’ Touring Club.
C.U. Cambridge University.
C.U.P. Cambridge University Press.
C.V.O. Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (decoration).
C.W.J.R. Cleaton & Workington Junction Railway Company.
C.W.R. Canterbury & Whitstable Railway.
C.Y. The Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester's).
c/o [1] care of. [2] child of
c18 Eighteenth century (etc.).
CA California
ca. circa (about).
Cachexy malnutrition
Cadastral a public record - survey or map for tax purposes showing ownership and value of land
Cadette Youngest Child of the Family
CAE Caernarvonshire (CCC).
CAI Caithness (CCC).
CAILS Certified American Indian Lineage Specialist (BCG credential)
Cal. Calendar.
Calif. California.
California Indian "1851-52 "
Cals Certified American Lineage Specialist - a certification of competence in genealogy
CALS Certified American Lineage Specialist (BCG credential)
CAM Cambridgeshire (Also known as Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely) (CCC).
Cambs Cambridgeshire (Also known as Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely).
Cameronians, The Scottish Rifles.
CAN Canada
Canad. Canadian.
Canine Madness rabies
Canon Law a law of the church
Cantab Cambridge.
Cantuar Canterbury.
Cap. (Chapter), Number of Act of Parliament.
Capitation Tax tax on people - also called a head tax or poll tax
capt. [1] Captain. [2] captured, [3] captive
CAR Carlow (CCC).
CAR Children of the American Revolution
Cards Cardiganshire.
Carner granary keeper
Carnifex butcher
Carp. Carpenter.
Carter maker or driver of carts
Castor hat maker
Catal. Catalogue.
Catalepsy seizures or trances
Catarrh Inflammation of mucous membrane or cerebral hemmorage
Caulker One who filled up cracks (in ships or windows)or seems to make them watertight by using tar or oakum-hemp fiber produced by taking old ropes apart
CAV Cavan (CCC).
Cayuse Indian "1847-48 Oregon"
CCC Chapman County Code.
cd contrary to the Discipline (Quaker)
Cd. Commissioned.
CDA Colonial Dames of America
CDA Catholic Daughters of America
Cdr. Commander.
Cdre. Commodore.
Celt. Celtic.
cem. cemetery
cemetery records cemetery caretakers usually keep records of the names and death dates of those buried, as well as maps of the grave sites. They may also keep more detailed records, including the names of the deceased's relatives. In addition to these paper records, you will find tombstones. Tombstones can provide information such as birth and death dates and the names of other family members.
CEN Central (CCC).
cen. census
Census periodic official tally of the population with details as to ages - sexes - occupations - etc. - U.S. Federal censuses have been taken every 10 years since 1790.
Census Index alphabetical listing of names enumerated in a census
census records a census is an official enumeration of the population in a particular area. In addition to counting the inhabitants of an area, the census generally collects other vital information, such as names, ages, citizenship status, and ethnic background. The United States government began collecting census data in 1790, and has done so every 10 years since that date. Selected states have also conducted their own censuses over the years.
Cent. Century, Central.
Cerebritis inflammation of cerebrum or lead poisoning
cert. certificate, certified, certain.
Cert.Ed. Certificate in Education.
cf. (confer); compare.
CFT Corel Family Tree (computer software)
CG Certified Genealogist (BCG credential)
CGI Certified Genealogical Instructor (BCG credential)
CGL Certified Genealogical Lecturer (BCG credential)
CGN Cardiganshire (CCC).
CGRS Certified Genealogical Records Specialist
CGRS Certified Genealogical Record Searcher (BCG credential)
Ch. [2] chapter; [2] child, children; [3] Church.
Ch.B. Bachelor of Surgery (f. L. Chirurgiae Baccalaureus).
Ch.Ch. Christ Church.
Ch.M. Master of Surgery (f. L. Chirurgiae Magister).
Chaffer a chaffing dish
Chaisemaker Carriage maker
Chandler Dealer or trader; one who makes or sells candles; retailer of groceries
Chandler makes or sells candles; retailer of groceries
chap chapter.
Chapman merchant
Charpentier Carpenter
Chas. Charles.
Chattels personal property - both animate and inanimate
CHE Switzerland
Chem. Chemistry, Chemical
Cherokee "1836-38 "
Chesapeake (Naval) 1807 Virginia
Cheyenne "1861-64 Local"
Cheyenne "1878-79 Dakota & Montana"
Cheyenne & Sioux "1876-77 Dakota"
chh. church.
CHI Channel Islands
Chiffonier wigmaker
Chiffonnier Wig maker
Chilblain swelling of the extremities caused by exposure to cold
Chin Cough Whooping Cough
Chirugion apothecary
chlw Cotton Loom Hand Worker
chm condemned his/her misconduct (Quaker)
chn children
Chorea disease characterized by convulsions and contortions
Chr. [1] Christian. [2] Christened. [3] charter
christian name names other than a person's last name
Chron. Chronicle.
chronol. Chronology, ical
CHS Cheshire (CCC).
chur. church
church records church records are the formal documents that churches have kept about their congregations through the years. Churches normally record information about christenings, baptisms, marriages, and burials. The type of information you will find in the records are the name(s) of the individual(s) involved, the date of the event, the location of the event, and the clergyman's name. You may find additional information, such as parents' names (father's full name and mother's maiden name), the names of witnesses to an event, and the individual's (or family's) place of residence.
Cinemat., Cinematogr. Cinematography.
Cinq Five
cir. around, about.
Circiter about
cit. citato (the work cited
cit. citato (the work cited).
CIV(MI) City Imperial Volunteers (Mounted Infantry)
civ. civil
civil law laws concerned with civil or private rights and remedies, as contrasted with criminal law; body of law established by a nation, commonwealth, county or city, also called municipal law.
Civis citizen
Civitate the city of
CL Continental Line
Cl. Clerk (1841-61 Census)
cl. L. classical Latin.
CLA Clare.
Clan a social unit in the Scottish Highlands - consisting of a number of families claiming a common ancestor and following the same hereditary leader
Clark Clerk
Clarke cleric or scribe
Clerk Clergyman, cleric
Clicker The servant of a salesman who stood at the door to invite customers; one who received the matter in the galley from the compositors and arranged it in due form ready for printing; one who makes eyelet holes in boots using a machine which clicked.
Clin. Clinical.
CLK Clackmannanshire (CCC).
CLRO The Corporation Of London Records Office, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ Tel 0171 332 1251.
CLV Cleveland (CCC).
CMA Cumbria (CCC).
Cmdr. Commander.
Cmdre. Commodore.
CMN Carmarthenshire (CCC).
CMU Concrete Masonry Unit
cnr. corner.
CO Colorado
co chosen overseer (Quaker)
Co., co. [1] company; [2] county.
Coat of Arms shield with certain distinctive symbols or emblems painted on it in definite fixed colors identifying one person and his direct descendants
codicil supplement or addition to a will; not intended to replace an entire will.
Coemeterium cemetery
cogn. w. cognate with.
coh. co-heir.
Cohen Priest
COL Columbia
Col. [1] Colonel, [2] Colony.
col. colored (Negro, mulatto, fpc)
Cold Plague ague which is characterized by chills
Colic abdominal pain and cramping
Coll. Collection.
Collateral Ancestor an ancestor not in the direct line of ascent - but of the same ancestral family
collateral line line of descent connecting persons who share a common ancestor, but are related through an aunt, uncle, cousin, nephew, etc.
collect. collective, ly
Collier a coal miner or a coal ship
colloq. colloquial, ly
Colporteur Peddler of books
com/comp complained (Quaker)
Comb. [1] Combinations. [2] combined, ing
Comdr. Commander.
comm committee
comm. communion, communicant.
Commo. Commodore.
common ancestor person through whom tow or more persons claim descent or lineage.
Common Law a man and woman living together in a marital status without legal action. In some states living together for a specified period of time constitutes a legal marriage - even without benefit of legal action.
Communic. Communications.
communicant person receiving communion in a religious ceremony or service.
Comp. Company (as on banknotes).
comp. compound, composition.
Compan. Companion.
compar. comparative.
compl. [1] complement; [2] complete.
CON Cornwall (Includes the Isles of Scilly) (CCC).
con condemned (Quaker)
Con. (contra) Against.
Conc. Concise.
concr. concrete, ly
conf. confirmed.
Conf. Conference.
confederacy Confederate States of America; group of southern states that seceded from the United States from 1860-1865.
Congestive Fever Malaria
Congr. Congress.
Coniunx married person - spouse
Conjugata wife
Conjugatus married - also husband
Conjugi a husband - wife - or spouse
Connubium marriage
Consanguinity blood relationship, the degree of relationship between persons who descend from a common ancestor. A father and son are related by lineal consanguinity, uncle and nehpew by collateral sanguinity.
consort wife, husband, spouse, mate, companion.
const. construction, construed with.
Consumption Tuberculosis
contr. contrast (with).
Contrib. Contribution.
Convey transfer property or the title to property
conveyance legal document by which the title to property is transfered; warrant; patent; deed.
Conveyor grantor or seller
Cooper One who makes or repairs vessels made of staves & hoops, such as casks, barrels, tubs, etc.
Coppice Keeper one who takes care of small wood
COR Cork (CCC).
Cordwainer Shoemaker, originally any leather worker using leather from Cordova/Cordoba in Spain
Corn Cornwall (Includes the Isles of Scilly).
Corp. [1] Corporal; [2] Corporation.
corr. correspondence.
corresp. corresponding (to).
Corruption infection
Costermonger Peddler of fruits and vegetables
cousin child of an aunt or uncle; in earlier times a kinsman, close relative, or friend.
Cousin In colonial usage - it most often meant nephew or niece. In the broadest sense - it could also mean any familial relationship - blood or otherwise (except mother - father - sister - or brother) - or the modern-day meaning of a child of one's aunt or uncle. Modern usage includes qualifiers such as first - second - third - once removed - twice removed - etc.
Coy. Company (military).
cpd. compound.
Cpl. Corporal.
Cr. [2] Councillor; [2] creditor.
CRA Church Records Archives
Cramp Colic appendicitis
Crayman driver of a cart carrying heavy loads
Creek Indian "1813-14 South"
Creek Indian "1836-37 Georgia & Alabama"
cresc. crescendo, gradual increase of tone (music).
Cretinism congenital hypothyroidism
Crit. criticism, critical.
crn. corner
Crocker Potter
Crop Sickness overextended stomach
Croup laryngitis - diphtheria - or strep throat
Crowner Coroner
Crowner coroner
Cryst. Crystallography.
CS Civil Service
CSA Confederate States of America
CT Connecticut
ct [1] carrat; [2] cent.
ct certificate
Ct. Court.
Cui of whom - of whose - of whatever person - of what place/country
CUL Cumberland (CCC).
Culler gelder of male animals
Culpepper's Reb'n 1677-80 Carolinas
Currier One who dresses the coat of a horse with a curry comb; one who tanned leather by incorporating oil or grease
Currier tans leather; uses curry comb on horses
Curtesy the life tenure which by common law is held by a man over the property of his deceased wife and has by her issue born alive who is capable of inheriting her estate; in this case - on the death of his wife - he holds the lands for his life - as tenant by courtesy
Cutler one who makes or sells knives - etc.
CVA Confederate Veterans of America
CW Civil War, War of the Rebellion, War beteen the States, 1861-1865
CWD Clwyd (CCC).
CWSS Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
cwt. hundredweight.
Cyanosis lack of oxygen in blood - dark skin color
CZ Canal Zone
CZE Czech Republic
d. died, days
d. [1] denarius, [2] a penny coin; [3] died, [4] days, [5] daughter.
D.A. District Attorney.
D.B. Deed Book.
D.B.E. Dame Commander (of the Order) of the British Empire (decoration).
D.C. [1] da capo, from the beginning (music); [2] District of Columbia; [3] District Commissioner.
D.C.B. Dame Commander (of the Order) of the Bath (decoration).
d.c.e. Writ of diem clausit extremum (he has closed his last day).
D.C.H. 1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex, Duke of Cambridge's Hussars).
D.C.L. [1] Doctor of Canon Law; [2] Doctor of Civil Law.
D.C.L.I. The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry.
D.C.M. Distinguished Conduct Medal.
D.C.M.G. Dame Commander (of the Order) of St. Michael & St. George (decoration).
D.C.V.O. Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (decoration).
D.D. Divinitatis Doctor, Doctor of Divinity.
D.D.S. Doctor of Dental Surgery.
D.E.W. Distant Early Warning.
D.Eng. Doctor of Engineering.
D.F. Defender of the Faith.
D.F.C. Distinguished Flying Cross.
D.F.M. Distinguished Flying Medal.
D.G. [1] Director General; [2] (Dei gratia), By the Grace of God.
D.I. Defence Intelligence.
D.I.C. Diploma of the Imperial College.
D.L. Deputy Lieutenant.
D.L.C. Doctor of Celtic Literature.
D.L.I. The Durham Light Infantry.
D.L.O.Y. The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry.
D.Lit(t). Doctor of Literature.
D.Litt. Doctor of Letters (f. L. Doctor Litterarum).
D.M.D. Doctor of Dental Medicine.
D.M.R.E. Diploma in the Medical Radiology and Electology.
D.M.Z. demilitarized zone.
D.Mus. Doctor Musicae, Doctor of Music.
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography.
D.O. Diploma of Ophthalmology (Oxford).
D.O.A. dead on arrival (at hospital).
D.O.E. Department of the Environment.
D.O.M. (Dominus Omnium Magister), Motto of the Benedictine Order.
D.O.M.S. Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery.
D.OE.C. Diploma in Ecconomics.
D.P. Displaced Person.
D.P.H. Diploma of Public Health.
D.P.M. Diploma in Psychological Medicine.
D.P.P. Director of Public Prosecutions.
D.Phil. Doctor of Philosophy.
D.R. [1] The Devonshire Regiment; [2] The Dorsetshire Regiment.
D.R. District Railway Company.
D.R.O. Diocesan Record Office.
D.S.C. Distinguished Service Cross.
D.S.M. Distinguished Service Medal.
D.S.O. Distinguished Service Order.
D.S.P. died sine prole - died without offspring
d.s.p. decessit sine prole (Latin), died without issue, childless
d.s.p. legit died without legitimate issue
D.S.P.L. Dover Steam Packet Line.
d.s.p.m. died without male issue
D.Sc. Doctor of Science.
D.T.(s) delirium tremens.
D.T.M. Diploma in Tropical Medicines.
d.unm. died unmarried.
D.V. (Deo volente); God willing.
d.v.p. decessit vitae patre (Latin), died in father's lifetime
D.V.S.M. Diploma in Veterinary State Medicine.
D.W.R. The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding).
D.Y. [1] The Denbighshire Yeomanry (Hussars); [2] The Derbyshire Yeomanry; [3] The Dorset Yeomanry (Queen's Own).
d.y. died young.
D.Y.O.L.S.H. The Suffolk Yeomanry (The Duke of York's Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars).
d/o daughter of
da deca
Da. Danish.
DAC Daughters of American Colonists
DAR Daughters of the American Revolution
Dareman dairyman
dat. dative.
dau. daughter
daughter-in-law A daughter-in-law is the wife of an individual's son. Daughter-in-law also used to mean "step-daughter."
DAV Disabled American Veterans
DBE Daughters of the British Empire
DBY Derbyshire (CCC).
DC Dist of Columbia
DCLI Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
DCW Daughters of Colonial Wars
D-Day day on which any military operation is scheduled to begin.
DE Delaware
De Jure legal term for "by law" or "lawfully"
Dea. Deacon.
deb. debate(s).
Dec. December.
dec. deceased, dead
dec'd, decd. deceased
deceased commonly written "the deceased," meaning someone who has died.
Décédé Deceased
Decedent the deceased individual
Decem ten
Décembre December
Declaration of Intention document filed by an alien in a court of record declaring his intention to apply for citizenship after fulfillment of the residency requirement. It may also be used to refer to an intent to marry - usually filed with the town clerk.
Deed document signed - sealed - and delivered according to the law conveying or transfering ownership and title of property.
def. definite, ition
Defunctus dead
del. (delineavit),, He (she) drew it.
Delirium Tremens hallucinations due to alcoholism
dem. demonstrative.
Demography the study of the characteristics of human populations - such as size - growth - density - distribution and vital statistics
DEN Denbighshire (CCC).
Denizen a foreigner permitted certain rights of citizenship
dep. deputy, deposed.
depos. deposed, deposition.
Deposition a written testimony by a witness for use in court in his or her absence
dept. department.
Derbys Derbyshire.
deriv. derivative, derivation
derog. derogatory.
desc. descendant
Descendant an immediate or remote offspring
descendant Your descendants are your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on -- anyone to whom you are an ancestor.
descr. description, descriptive
descs. descendants.
DEU Germany
Deux Two
DEV Devon, Devonshire (CCC).
devel. development, al
devise gift of real property by last will and testament of the donor.
devisee person receiving land or real property in the last will and testament of the donor.
devisor person giving land or real property in a last will and testament.
DFD Dyfed (CCC).
DFPA Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America
DFS Dumfries-shire (CCC).
DGY Dumfries and Galloway (CCC).
diagn. diagnosis, diagnostic.
dial. dialect,
Dict. dictionary.
Die day
DIH Drop
d-I-l daughter in law
dim. diminuendo, gradual decrease of tone (music).
dim. diminutive.
Dip. Diploma.
Dip.A.D. Diploma in Art and Design.
Dip.Ed. Diploma in Education.
Diptheria contagious disease of the throat
Direct Heir one who is in an individual's direct line of ascent or descent
direct line line of decent traced through persons who are related to one another as a child and parent.
directories directories come in all types: city, telephone, county, regional, professional, religious, post office, street, ethnic, and school. The directories you search will depend on the type of information you know about the individual. The information that you can find in a directory depends on the type of directory. For example, city directories normally list names and addresses. In some city directories you can also find information such as children's names, marriage dates, death dates, and birth dates. Other types of directories may provide you with even more interesting information about your ancestors. For instance, a church directory may tell you about an individual's involvement in church activities, professional directories may give you insight into your ancestor's professional life, and club directories may contain information about your ancestor's involvement in social activities.
Dis. Disease.
dis. disowned, disowned for (Quaker)
Diss. Dissertation.
dissenter name given a person who refused to belong to the established Church of England.
dist. district.
Distributee one entitled to a share in the estate of a person who died intestate (without a will)
div. divorce(d), division.
Diviner one who finds water under the ground
Dix Ten
DLI Durham Light Infantry
DLP Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots
DMWVI Descendants of Mexican War Veterans
DNB Dunbartonshire (CCC).
D-notice Official request to news editors not to publish items on specified subjects, for reasons of security.
do. ditto, the same as the previous entry
Docker Stevedore, dock worker who loads and unloads cargo
DoD Department of Defense (USA).
DOK Daughters Of the King
Domo to master or subdue a home - residence - or family
DON Donegal (CCC).
DOR Dorset (CCC).
Dornix linsey wolsey; also a heavy damask linen having a diaper figure (flowered or figured) formerly much used for church vestments - altar hangings - etc.
Dorr's Rebellion "1842 Rhode Island"
double date the practice of writing double dates resulted from switching from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, and also from the fact that not all countries and people accepted the new calendar at the same time.
DOW Down (CCC).
dowager widow holding property or a title received from her deceased husband; title given in England to widows of princes, dukes, earls, and other noblemen.
dower legal provision of real estate and support made to the widow for her lifetime from a husband's estate.
dowload downloading is electronically extracting files from a network or bulletin board system for use on your own computer. Many bulletin board systems with genealogy sections have files that you can download.
dowry [also dowery] land, money, goods, or personal property brought by a bride to her husband in marriage.
Dowser One who finds water using a rod or witching stick
doz. dozen.
dp dropped plain dress (Quaker)
dpl death place
DR Death Record.
dr drinking to excess (Quaker)
Dr. [1] Doctor; [2] Drive.
dr. drachm(s), drachma(s).
Dr.Hy. Doctor of Hygiene.
Draper dealer in cloth and dry goods
Drayman One who drives a long strong cart without fixed sides for carrying heavy loads
Dresser A surgeon's assistant in a hospital
Dropsy edema - congestive heart failure
Dropsy of the Brain encephalitis
Drover One who drives cattle, sheep, etc. to market; a dealer in cattle
drpd dropped (Quaker)
DRT Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Drummer traveling salesman
Dry Bellyache lead poisoning
DSC Distinguished Service Cross.
DSL Digital Subscriber Line
dst. district
dt daughter daughters
dtd dated
Du. Dutch.
DUB Dublin (CCC).
Duffer peddler
DUP Daughters of Utah Pioneers
DUR Durham (Durham is often referred to as County Durham. No other English county is normally prefixed in this way) (CCC).
DUV Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
DVA Department of Veterans Affairs
dwt. deadweight ton; pennyweight.
Dy. Dorothy.
Dysentery Inflammation of intestinal membrane
Dyspepsia Acid indigestion