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Prefixes in Proper Names

How to properly cutter for prefixes in a name.
Tags: Cataloging, Copy cataloging, Cutter, DRDS, Resource Management

Cutter proper names with a prefix as one word unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Language

 

Prefix

 

Enter under

Afrikaans

De, Du, Van der, Von

prefix

Czech

z

part following prefix

Danish

De

Prefix; all other prefixes part following prefix

Dutch

Ver

De, Den, op de, ter, Van, Van der, ten, Van 't

Prefix

part following prefix

When a Dutch person's surname is not Dutch, follow the rules of the language for that name LC RI 22.5D1: Even when a Dutch person's first work is in English, treat the name as Dutch.

 

 

English

D', De, De la, Du, Le, Van, Von

prefix

Flemish See Dutch

 

 

French

prefix consisting of a contraction of article and preposition: La, Le, Du, Des

 

prefix consisting of a preposition alone: D', De

Prefix

 

 

 

part following preposition

German

When a German person's name is neither German nor Dutch, follow the rules of the language of that name

prefix consisting of a contraction of article and preposition: Am, Aus'm, Vom, Zum, Zur; including Dutch names: De, Ten Prefix Von, Von der, Zu

part following prefix

Italian

Modern names: A, D', Da, De, Del, Della, Di, Li, Lo

Prefix

Italian Medieval and early modern names:

follow the form found in reference sources

when the prefix is sometimes omitted in reference sources, enter under the part following the prefix

Norwegian

 

Enter under the part following the prefix if it is of Scandinavian, German, or Dutch origin

Portuguese

Da, Dos

Treat Filho, Junior, Neto, Netto, Sobrinho following a surname as part of it

part following prefix 22.5C8:

Romanian

De

A

Prefix

part following prefix

Slovak

z

part following prefix

Spanish

prefix consists of an article only: Las

all other prefixes: De, De las, Del

Prefix

 

part following prefix

Swedish

 

Enter under the part following the prefix if it is of Scandinavian, German, or Dutch origin

Other languages

prefix is neither an article, preposition, or combination prefix

 

 

Prefixes

A, A’

Della

M’

  Af

Delle

Mac

Am

Delli

Mc

Ap

Dello

Ne

At

De Lo

Ni

Aus der

De los

O’, O

Aus’m

Den

Op de

Av

Der

Ten

D’

Des

Ter

Da

Di

Ua

Dagli

Du

Van

Dai

El

Van den

Dal

Fitz

Van der

Dalla

Fon

Vander

Dalle

Im

Van ‘t (or Van’t)

De

L’

 

Degl’

La

Vom

Degli

Las

Von

Dei

Le

Von der

Del

Les

Von und zu (file as separate words)

De la

Li

Zu

De las

Lo

Zum

De li

Los

Zur

Dell’