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|Glossary of Words and Phrases|
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Ted: nickname for Theodore or Edward.
Tessa, Tessie, Treacy, Treasy: nickname for Teresa, Theresa
Thos.: abbreviation for given name, Thomas
Tildy: nickname for Matilda
Tisha: nickname for Leticia, Letisha, Lutisha, etc.
tithe, titheable: tax, usually on personal property; a "titheable" was an individual for whom a tithe must be paid; and a "non-titheable" an individual exempt from taxation (due to age, military service, occupation, etc.) Examples
tithing, tything: an administrative division consisting of ten householders in a hundred under the old English system of frankpledge wherein each of the ten householders in the tithing was responsible for the conduct of all. Example
titles of dignity: designated prefixes identifying an individual's place in the English class system (both legal and social) with definitions varying depending on the year; these included armigers, esquires, gentlemen, the nobility, yeomen, etc. See also English Heraldry.
tobo: (abbreviation) tobacco Example
toponym: (medieval) a surname based on a place or location; i.e., de Cumbe (of the valley). See also patronymic
tertius decimus: (latin) thirteenth
tertius, tertio : (latin) third
Tolbert: var. sp. for Talbot, Talbott
Tom: nickname for Thomas (abbrev. Thos.)
transport (colonial) the right to a designated number of acres per individual "transported" to a new territory (50 acres in Maryland during most of the 17th century). See also headright (Virginia)
tres: (latin) the number three
tricesimo: (latin) thirtieth
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