Initials of Fraternal Organizations

AAONMS - Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Masonic) ("The
AASR - Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (Masonic)
ABA - American Benefit Association
AF&AM - Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
AMD - Allied Masonic Degree
AMORC - Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis(Rosicrucians)
AMOS - Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans (see IOOF)
AOF - Ancient Order Of Foresters
AOH - Ancient Order Of Hibernians
AOKMC - Ancient Order Of Knights of Mystic Chain
AOUW - Ancient Order Of United Workmen
ALOH - American Legion of Honor
APA - American Protective Association
AUM - Ancient Order of Mysteries (MASONS)
AUSA - Association of the United States Army
AUV - Association of Union Veterans
BARE -Benefit Association Of Railway Employees
BAY - Brotherhood of American Yeomen
BKA - Benevolent Knights Association
BKofM - Black Knights of Molders
BPOE - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
BPOEW - Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World
BofRTM - Brotherhood of Rail Road Track Men
BLE - Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
BLF&E - Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Engineers
BRT - Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen
CBL - Catholic Benevolent Legion
CD - of A Catholic Daughters of America
CKofA - Catholic Knights of America
CMBA - Catholic Mutual Benefit Association
COOF - Catholic Order of Foresters
CTAS - Catholic Total Abstinence Society
CBKA - Commandery Benevolent Knights Association
CCTAS - Crusaders-Catholic Total Abstinence Society
DAC - Daughters of the American Colonists
DAR (NSDAR) - National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
DAV - Disabled American Veterans
DofA - Daughters of America
DoL - Daughters of Liberty
DAN - Daughters of the Nile (Masonic)
DOKK - Dramatic Order Knights of Khorassan (Knights of Pythias)
DOLLUS - Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States
DUV - Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
ECV E - Clampus Vitus
EAU - Equitable Aid Union
EBA - Emerald Beneficial Association
FAM - Free and Accepted Masons
F&AM - Free and Accepted Masons
FCB - Knights of Pythias
FLT - Independent Order of Odd Fellows
FOE - Fraternal Order of Eagles
FOAST - Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers
FOF - Fraternal Order of Firefighters
FOP - Fraternal Order of Police
GALSTPTR - German American Legion of St. Peter
GAR - Grand Army of the Republic
GLAUM - Grand Lodge Ancient Order of Mysteries- Masonic Order
GLDS - Grand Lodge Daughters of Scotia
GUOOF - Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
HZ - Haro Zaro
IBBH - International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths and Helpers
ICBU - Irish Catholic Benevolent Union
IHSV - Red Cross of Constantine
IOA - International Order of Alhambra
IODE - Independent Order, Daughters of the Empire
IOGT - International Order of Good Templars
IOH - Improved Order of Heptasophs
IOHH - International Order of Hoo-Hoo
IOI - Independent Order of Immaculates
IOKP - Independent Order of Knights of Pythias
IOOF - Independent Order of Odd Fellows
IOOF-PM Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Past Master
ISH - Independent Sons of Honor
IOStL - Independent Order of St. Luke
IOF - Independent Order of Foresters
IORM - Improved Order of Redmen (Sons of Liberty)
IOR - Independent Order of Rechabites
IOV - International Order of Vikings
IUOM - Independent United Order of Mechanics
IWW - Industrial Workers of the World
IOF - Independent Order of Foresters
IOOF - Independent Order of Odd Fellows
IOJD - Independent Order of Job's Daughters
IORG - International Order of Rainbow Girls (Masonic)
ISDA - Italian Sons and Daughters of America
JOAM - Junior Order of American Mechanics
JOUAM - Junior Order of United American Mechanics
JAOUW - Junior Order-Ancient Order of United Workmen
JOUAM - Junior Order-Order of United American Mechanics
KC - Knights of Columbus
KGC - Knights of the Golden Chain
KGC - Knights of the Golden Circle
KGE - Knights of the Golden Eagle
KGL - Knight Grand Legion
KLH - Knights and Ladies of Honor
KM - Knights Militant (See KKK)
KofC - Knights of Columbus
KofFM - Knights of Father Matthew
KFM - Knights of Father Matthew
KofH - Knights of Honor
KOL - Knights of Labor
KofL - Knights of Loyola
KM - Knights of Malta (Masonic)
KMC - Knights of the Mystic Chain
KOTM - Knights of the Macabees
KPC - Knights of Peter Claver
KofTM - Knights of the Macabees
KP - Knights of Pythias
KofP - Knights of Pythias
KSC - Knights of St. Columbkille
KG - Knights of St. George
KSTG - Knights of St. George
KSTI - Knights of St. Ignatius
KofSJ - Knights of St. John
KSTJ - Knights of St. Joseph
KSL - Knights of St. Lawrence
KSTM - Knights of St. Martin
KofSTP - Knights of St. Patrick
KSTP - Knights of St. Paul
KSTP - Knights of St. Peter
KSTT - Knights of St. Thomas
KofSTW - Knights of St. Wenceslas
KT - Knights of Tabor
KofT - Knights of Tabor
KT - Knights Templar (Masonic)
KWM - Knights of Wise Men
KGE - Knights of Golden Eagle
KHC - Knights of Holy Cross
KKK - Knights of Klu-Klux Klan
KOTM - Knights of Macabees
KSF - Knights of Sherwood Forest
LAOH - Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
LDG - Independent Order of Foresters
LGAR - Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic
LKofA - Loyal Knights of America
LOL - Loyal Order Orange Lodge (The Orange Order){Orange Men}
LOM - Legion of the MOOSE
LOOM - Loyal Order of the MOOSE
LOVUS - Legion of Valor of the United States
MBS - Mutual Benefit Society
MOLLUS - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
MOOSE - Loyal Order of the Moose
MOPH - Military Order of the Purple Heart
MOVPER - Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Mystic Realm (Grotto)
MRA - Royal Arcanum
MCL - Marine Corps League
MWA - Modern Woodmen of America
NCOA - Non-Commissioned Officers Association (Military Society)
NEOP - New England Order of Protection
NOK - New Order Knights (see KKK)
NL - Navy League
NSDAR - National Society Daughters of American Revolution
NSSUP - National Society Sons of Utah Pioneers
NU - National Union
OofA - Order of Amaranth (Masonic)
OCF - Order of Chosen Friends
OofUF - Order of United Friends
OGC - Order of the Golden Cross
ODHS - Des Schwestern Verbandes (Sisters of the Federation
OES - Order of the Eastern Star
OSC - Order of Scottish Clans (St. Andrew's Societies)
OUAM - Order of United American Mechanics
PFofA - Patriotic Friends of America
PH - The Order of Patrons of Husbandry (The Grange)
PM - Patriarchs Militant (Independent Order of Odd Fellows)
POSA - Patriotic Order of the Sons of America
RA - Royal Academy
RA - Royal Arcanum
RAM - Royal Arch Masons
RC - Republican Club
RMOKHSJ - The Religious and Military Order of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of
RSGF - Royal Society of Good Fellows
RSM - Royal and Select Masons
ROJ - Royal Order of Jesters (Masonic)
RSTV - Rite of St. Vaclara
RSTV - Rite of St. Vita
RK - Roman Knights
RTT - Royal Templars of Temperance
SAR - Sisters of the American Revolution
SAR - Sons of the American Revolution
SBCL - Saint Bonifazius Catholic Union
SBL - Society B. Lafayette
SCV - Sons of the Confederate Veterans
SofE - Sons of England
SMAA - Scandinavian Mutual Aid Association
SNA-AUM - Shrine of North America
SR - Scottish Rite (Masonic Order)
SofSt.G - Sons of St. George
ST - Sons of Temperance
ST.G SoNY - St. George's Society of New York
SUVCW - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
SV - Sons of Veterans of the United States of America
TCL - Tall Ceders of Lebanon (Masonic)
TH - Temple of Honor and Temperance-Independent Order of Odd Fellows
TPLF - Temple of Honor and Temperance, IOOF
TROA - The Retired Officer's Association
UAOD - United Ancient Order of Druids
UCV - United Confederate Veterans
UDC - United Daughters of the Confederacy
UFL - Union Fraternal League
UFM - United Friends of Michigan
UOPF - United Order of Pilgrim Fathers
VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars
WKSC - White Knights of the Southern Cross (See KKK)
WOW - Woodmen of the World
YMCA - Young Men's Christian Association

YWCA - Young Women's Christian Association