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List Of Family Relation Names And Their Meanings

Updated on March 11, 2015

They say that we are all related somehow. But family relation have specific connections and meanings. Here is a list of most family relations and their meanings. The taboo section however not widely mentioned does exist. Many times it is kept quiet. It is dominant in many countries and the wealthy seems to have quite a foot in making this list.

Family Relation Names
Family Relation Names

Mother and Father Relations

  • Father (Biological)
    The male who had fertilized your mothers egg in order to make a child
  • Mother (Biological)
    The Birth mother, the woman who brings a child from her womb to the world
  • Father (Step)
    The male now married to a child's biological mother who is not the biological father of the child. Step actually means in this case "going down" a male taking up the father role of a child he did not biologically father. (Step down from being the real father)
  • Mother (Step)
    The female now married to a child's biological father who is not the biological mother of the child.
  • Grandfather (Biological)
    Father of the the child's father or mother
  • Grandmother (Biological)
    Mother of the child's mother or father
  • Grand Father (Step)
    Father of the stepmother or stepfather of the child
  • Grand Mother (Step)
    Mother of the step mother or stepfather of the child
  • Father-in-Law
    Biological father of the husband or wife of the spouse - "In Law" means relative by marriage
  • Mother-in-Law
    Biological mother of the husband or wife of the spouse - "In Law" means relative by marriage
  • God Father
    The man who serves as sponsor for a child, as at a baptism. Male assigned the responsibility of watching over a child or children if the biological parents or adoptive parents can no long care for the child/children.
  • God Mother
    The woman who serves as sponsor for a child, as at a baptism. Female assigned the responsibility of watching over a child or children if the biological parents or adoptive parents can no long care for the child/children.

Sibling Relations

  • Son
    Male offspring of biological mother or father
  • Daughter
    Female offspring of biological mother or father
  • Brother
    Male offspring of daughters mother or father
  • Sister
    Female offspring of son's mother or father
  • Stepson
    Non-biological male child of a male or female in marriage
  • Stepdaughter
    Non-Biological female child of a male or female in marriage
  • Grandson
    Biological male offspring of biological mother or father's son or daughter
  • Granddaughter
    Biological female offspring of biological mother or father's son or daughter
  • Son-in-Law
    Male in relation to marriage to the daughter of her biological father or mother
  • Daughter-in-Law
    Female in relation in marriage to the son of his biological father or mother

Uncles and Aunts and Cousins

  • Uncle
    Male biological brother of the the child's biological mother or father
  • Aunt
    Female biological sister of the child's biological mother or father
  • Step Uncle
    Non biological brother of the child's biological mother or father
  • Step Aunt
    Non Biological sister of the child's biological mother or father
  • Cousin
    Relation used to describe biological off springs of biological brother and brother, biological sister and sister or biological brother and sister.
  • Nephew
    Term used to describe male offspring of a biological brother or sister to a biological brother or sister
  • Niece
    Term used to describe female offspring of a biological brother or sister to a biological brother or sister

Taboo-brother and sister wit their offsprings
Taboo-brother and sister wit their offsprings

The Forbidden Dome - Taboo

  • Brother Son
    Male Offspring of a Biological Mother and Son or Father and Daughter
  • Sister Daughter
    Female Offspring of a Biological Mother and Son or Father and Daughter
  • Son Nephew
    The Male offspring of biological Brother and Sister
  • Daughter Niece
    The Female offspring of biological brother and sister
  • Great Grandson Uncle Son
    Male offspring of a biological grandmother/Grandfather and grandchild
  • Great Granddaughter Aunt Daughter
    Female offspring of a biological grandmother/Grandfather and grandchild
  • Cousin Son
    Female offspring of aunt/uncle and son/daughter of

Do you know anyone who lives the taboo life (Mother and son, father and daughter)

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The list can be extended further but i chose to stop at the ones close to being immediate. Many of our family trees extend way beyond the boundaries of our walls and even country. As humans being all occupying one space which is planet earth i am sure that we are all connected somehow no matter culture nor race. Feel free to point out any other which can be added to this list or any mistakes in the meanings as i took this list from the top of my head.

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      Clive Williams 3 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Jodah

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I've never seen that taboo list before Clive..very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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      Clive Williams 3 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks always exploring....if i do think of any more i will add

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      Ruby Jean Richert 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I don't have anything to add. I think you've covered all angles. Interesting...

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      Clive Williams 3 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks bro frank Antacio...great hearing that

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      first time i see a list of this nature good job my friend :)

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