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Hello :)

My presbyterian minister mid-19th century ancestor (born in Wales) has the initials 'D D' after his name wherever it appears in a clerical context.  (He founded a church in Pennyslvania).  Does anyone know what these initials stand for?  I presume they denote some sort of qualification.  Also, what would have been required to attain them?

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Re: Letters after his name: 19th century American clergyman
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 November 15 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Doctor of Divinity

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Re: Letters after his name: 19th century American clergyman
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 November 15 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Hello :)
what would have been required to attain them?

Many thanks.

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See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Divinity

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Re: Letters after his name: 19th century American clergyman
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 November 15 19:06 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much, Stan -- brilliantly helpful as always!   :-* :-* :-*

CELTICANNIE
PEPLOE/PEPLOW: Shropshire, Inverness
DAVIES: Inverness, Montgomeryshire, Ruabon
OWEN: Edinburgh, Aberystwyth, Middlesex, Essex, Kendal, Berwick, Montgomeryshire
TROLLOPE: Warwickshire, Middlesex
TAYLOR & McKAY: Montreal, Canada