Ponce Coat of Arms

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Ponce Coat of Arms
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abuelo(a) = grand father/mother
abuelo(a) postizo(a) = step grandfather
agregado(a) = teache, tutor
ahijado(a) = godson/goddaughter
alcaide = jailer
alojado(a) = guest, lodger
alumno(a) = student
ama [de] llaves = house keeper
apellido = family name
arrimado(a) = guest
asilo = asylum, home, care institution
asilado(a) = resident of asilo
asociado(a) = associate, partner
ayudante = assistant (or nurse)
barrio = ward, district
bisabuelo(a) = great grandfather/grandmother
bisnieto(a) = great grandson/granddaughter
capo = chief, head
carcel = jail
carcel distrito = district jail
cochero(a) = coachman
cocinero(a) = cook
comadre = godmother, friend
compadre = godfather, friend
concunado(a) = spouse's brother/sister in-law
costurera = seamstress
criado(a) = servant
cuñado(a) = brother/sister in-law
dependiente(a) = dependent, shop assistant, salesperson
discipulo(a) = pupil
empleado(a) = employee
enfermera(o) = nurse
entenado(a) = step son/daughter
enumerador = census taker
esposa = wife
gefe = jefe = head-of-household
H = hembra = female
hermano(a) = brother, sister
hermanastro(a) = step brother/sister
hijo(a) = son, daughter
hijo(a) adoptivo = adopted child
hijo(a) crianza = nursing or foster child
hijastro(a) = step son/daughter

huerfano(a) = orphan
huesped = guest
[ign] = ignoto = not known
institutriz = governess
jefe = gefe = head-of- household
lavandera = washerwoman
madrastra = stepmother
madre = mother
madre crianza = nurse maid (foster mother?)
madrina = godmother
matrona = matron, midwife, warden
mensajero = messenger; courior
municipio = county, municipality, town
nieto(a) = grandson, granddaughter
niñera = nursery maid
nuera = daughter-in-law
paciente = patient
padrastro = stepfather
padre = father
padrino = godfather
pariente(a) = relative
patron = landlord, employer
pensionista = boarder
peon = handyman, laborer
policia = police
preso(a) = inmate
primo(a) = cousin
pupilo(a) = boarding student
servidor(ra) = servant
[sic] = typed as written
sirviente(a) = servant
sobrino(a) = nephew, niece
sobrino(a) politico = niece/nephew of spouse
socio(a) = member, associate, co-owner
Sor = Sister (Nun)
subalterno(a) = Subordinate
suegro(a) = father/mother in-law
superindente = Superintendent
tío(a) = uncle, aunt
tío(a) abuelo(a) = great uncle/aunt
V = varón = male
vda. de = viuda de = widow of
yerno = son-in-law
 

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