What is this symbol? Would this be an abbreviation for Alexander?
same question on line 512. Is this an abbreviation for Archibald? Is there a reference somewhere for typical abbreviations such as these?0
It seems to be this be an abbreviation : Alexr.
Type the given names as they were written.2
The FamilySearch wikipedia has some lists you might like to check out. This is one. There are others. As Mirevo has said we do not expand name abbreviations but they can be interesting!
Yes Archibald - but index it as you see it - so Archd2
Related question: if there is an abbreviation with superscript ending characters - I believe just index what we see? Ex: Mich^l is to be Indexed as Michl - right?0
Right--the mark before the "l" could be a typo.0