D could be Dominus/Domina (Lord, Lady, a noble title. Could the priest
have been from the upper class?).
AR could be Admodum Reverendus (Very Reverend).
> Several relatives in the Sabinov area were priests who officiated at
> baptisms, marriages and deaths.....
> One is consisitently referred to as DAR Petrus Murhay, parochus
> Hermanyensis (later parochus Michaloaisask).... I take it the last two
> words are other places where he was priest and came to Sabinov to
> officiate at occasions of family (sometimes he was godfather).
> What does DAR stand for?
> Some priests have that before their name, some don't. The one I know was
> something like the "head priest" at St. John the Baptist in Sabinov
> (August Mazalik) had that before his name, but other priests in the
> family don't. Guess it relates to something like bishop or something?
> D. is often before name of some of the "lower" nobility of the town
> which are my relatives... the ladies I think it stands for Domicilla?
> What about the men?
> Maura Petzolt mpetzolt2@...
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