[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Deograti or Deograto

Rose Ingram roseingram at shaw.ca
Thu Dec 29 10:47:35 PST 2005

Thank you Guenther.

I have seen all three versions of the latin name used.  About 2 or three 
times I have seen (Gottlieb) written in brackets after the latin name.
Then in later one in the records the name Boguslai is written, which I 
believe is Gottfried, for the same person (the father in a birth record). 
About twice have I seen Bogumil written.

I think the Catholic clergy were not careful or wrote their own version.

Rose Ingram

From: "Günther Böhm"

> Rose Ingram schrieb:
>>Is the latin name Deograti or Deograto the equivalent to Gottlieb?, or can
>>it be used for Gottfried too?
> Rose,
> more likely Gottlieb (beloved by god) since [lat.] gratus = pleasant,
> thankful. Pleasant = [German] lieb.
> The Latin name is Deograt[us], [Gen.] Deograti, [Dat.] Deograto.
> Another Latin version of Gottlieb is Amadeus which means the imperative
> "love God!"
> The Greek equivalent of Gottlieb is Theophil[os].
> The German names Gottgetreu, Gotthilf [-helf], Gottlieb, Gottlob,
> Gottwert etc. are pietist lutheran inventions of the late 17th to early
> 19th century why at those times catholic priests tended to annihilate
> this additional "secret" content by translating them into Latin. Later
> on it became fashionable to express an intellectual or noble background
> by using the Latin name versions.
> Guenther

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