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Eliza (F)>

Eliza (female)

Variants:Elisa (F)
Diminutive(s):Liza (F)
Diminutive for:Elizabeth (F) Elizabetha (F)
Pet Name(s):Lizzy (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English. Originally a diminutive for Elizabeth [q.v.], now used as a name in its own right. The spelling Elisa occurs frequently in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire and should also be explored when searching indexes.

In old documents in Latin, Elizabeth/Elisabeth may be written as Elizabetha or as the abbreviation Eliza. In either case care must be taken to allow for Latin case endings.