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By Denise Fastrup - Posted on 14 August 2017

Hi Everyone

Quick question:

Does the letter "C." in front of a man's name mean Capitan?

This is a link to the document, marriage of Juan Salas and Sabina Gonzalez in Cienega de Mata in 1900:

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/60436/004839513_00467/11404958?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/114417844/person/340131981457/facts#?imageId=004839513_00467

There is a "C." in front of Juan's name.

Regards
Denise

In my experience, the ¨C¨ means ¨Ciudadano¨. You can see it on this page of marriage records from Ojuelos where most records say Ciudadano for each groom while the writer of the last record on the page chose to abbreviate the word to just the letter C.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GPG6-QYD?i=44&cc=1918187&cat=173267

Thanks! good to get that little mystery cleared up!

Regards,
Denise

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