Glossary for researchers

Latin ms

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The following list from the University of Nottingham is not exhaustive, but aims to cover most of the terms which may be encountered by modern researchers. 

A selection of Latin words and phrases frequently used in manorial records is also included. Users are advised to consult the Latin vocabularies listed in Further reading for assistance in translating commonly occurring words such as house, field, rent, and the like.


About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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