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Regular Expression Details

Title Test Find Pattern Title
Expression
^(?n:(?<lastname>(St\.\ )?(?-i:[A-Z]\'?\w+?\-?)+)(?<suffix>\ (?i:([JS]R)|((X(X{1,2})?)?((I((I{1,2})|V|X)?)|(V(I{0,3})))?)))?,((?<prefix>Dr|Prof|M(r?|(is)?)s)\ )?(?<firstname>(?-i:[A-Z]\'?(\w+?|\.)\ ??){1,2})?(\ (?<mname>(?-i:[A-Z])(\'?\w+?|\.))){0,2})$
Description
This pattern captures &lt;lastname&gt;&lt;suffix&gt;,&lt;prefix&gt;&lt;firstname&gt;&lt;mname&gt; Names must start with a capital letter. Last names may be hyphenated. First names can have two parts ie &quot;Mary Anne&quot; if there are more than two names after the comma. Suffixes can number up to XXX (30th). Standard prefixes are optional (Mr Miss)
Matches
O'Brien, Miles | McDonald,Mary Ann Alison | Windsor-Smith,Barry
Non-Matches
jones, john
Author Rating: The rating for this expression. Michael Ash
Source Michael Ash
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