Blood Relationship Between Family Members

By | June 14, 2017

Family or Blood Relationship means persons connected by relations like – father-mother, son-daughter, brother-sister, grandfather-grandmother, uncle-aunty, nephew-niece, brother-in-law sister-in-law etc. The list can go on and on adding members from father’s side and mother’s side etc.

The list given below is quite helpful for finding out some indirect relationships:
Commonly Used Terms
1 Father’s son (or) mother’s son Brother
2 Father’s daughter (or) mother’s daughter Sister
3 Father’s brother Uncle (Paternal Uncle)
4 Father’s sister Aunt (Paternal Aunt)
5 Mother’s brother Uncle (Maternal Uncle)
6 Mother’s sister Aunt (Maternal Aunt)
7 Son’s wife Daughter-in-law
8 Daughter’s husband Son-in-law
9 Sister’s husband Brother-in-law
10 Husband’s brother (or) wife’s brother Brother-in-law
11 Brother’s wife  Sister-in-law
12 Husband’s sister (or) wife’s sister Sister-in-law
13 Husband’s father (or) wife’s father Father-in-law
14 Husband’s mother (or) wife’s mother Mother-in-law
15 Brother’s son (or) sister’s son Nephew
16 Brother’s daughter (or) Sister’s Niece
17 Uncle’s daughter (or) Aunt’s daughter Cousin
18 Uncle’s Grand son (or) Aunt’s Grand son Nephew
19 Father’s father (or) mother’s father Grandfather
20 Father’s mother (or) mother’s mother Grandmother
21 Father of Grandfather or Father of grandmother Great Grandmother
22 Father of Grandfather (or) father of grandmother Great Grandfather

Some Important Tips for finding out the relationship between two people:

  1. First of all choose the two persons, between whom the family relationship is to be established.
  2. Next, pinpoint the intermediate relationship between the two persons i.e., such relationship through which long drawn relationship can be established between the required persons.
  3. Finally, conclude the relationship directly between the two persons as you are interested to know.
  4. From a person’s name, we cannot know the sex (gender). The name does not always show the gender beyond a reasonable doubt.