WotW: inconnu

Word of the Week…en Français

inconnu, inconnue /in-kuh-noo, -nyoo; an-kaw-ny/ (noun or adjective)

Unknown (adjective) or an unknown person (noun). It is translated as ‘forgotten’ by the New England Genealogical Society. This is a word frequently found in genealogical records, particularly baptismal entries. It can also be found in marriage entries in parish records in reference to one or both parents. See Dictionary.com and American Ancestors.

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