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)|
|10||Husband’s brother (or) wife’s brother||Brother-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:
- First of all choose the two persons, between whom the family relationship is to be established.
- 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.
- Finally, conclude the relationship directly between the two persons as you are interested to know.
- From a person’s name, we cannot know the sex (gender). The name does not always show the gender beyond a reasonable doubt.