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Daisy: nickname for Margaret

Danl: abbreviation for given name, Daniel (nickname: Dan)

dates See Calendars

de: (latin) surname prefix meaning of, generally references a location (de Combe), but may also refer to the son of a father (son of Combe). Also "atte" (Old English: "at" or "of") Examples

de bonis non: (latin) granted for the purpose of administering such of the goods of a deceased person as were not administered by the former executor or administrator. Example

decem: (latin) the number ten

deed: a document in writing, if signed and acknowledged by which an estate or interest in land is transferred from a grantor to a grantee, or donor to a donee if a gift deed.

deed poll: a deed executed or signed by one person only, even though other grantors were involved and, in some instances, the names of the grantees were added later.

demesne manorial land possessed by a lord and retained by him for his private use rather than rented out to tenants (from which the modern word, domain, developed). Example

demise: a lease, transferring from a lessor to a lessee a leasehold estate for a term of years, for life, or "at the will" of the landlord.

devisee: one to whom real property is given in a will. (Devisor: one who gives the property)

die: (latin) day

direct deed: pertaining to grantor deeds

disseisin: the ouster or removal of a person from possession of real property.

dower: after the death of a husband, a widow's one-third interest in his land for the rest of her life. Example

draper: originally a dealer in cloth and dry goods, later expanded to include merchants who were members of a drapers guild. See Worshipful Company of Drapers.

drover: one who drives herds of animals (often to market). Example

duo: (latin) the number two

duxit: ? dux leader, duke, general, second

decimus, decimo: (latin) tenth

duodecimus: (latin) twelfth

duodevicesimus, octavo decimo: (latin) eighteenth

duxit, matrimonium duxit: (latin) married Example


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