Common International Company Suffixes in Data

Hello experts,

I just tried to Google about this and couldn't find much.  I am trying to reconcile international data that includes company names, and I was wondering if anyone knows more about common international company suffixes.

Examples:
Company Inc, Ltd, Co, LLC would be US examples.  Others I have seen in this data:
-COO
-ZOO
-BV
-SRL
-GMBH
-SPA
-SRO
-AS
-OY

Anyone have any other resources on this?  Country or language of origin would help but is not required.

Thanks in advance!
-Jess

PS - I am headed out of the office but will be back to accept answers in 2 days.  If this needs to be reposted in a better location let me know.  500 points available for your troubles, but this is not urgent...
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jrb1Commented:
Here's a list from a US legal document:

"Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited," "Co.," "Ltd.," "Corp.," "Inc.," "Limited Partnership," "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "LLC," "LC," "Registered Limited Liability Partnership," "LLP," "Professional Service Corporation," "PSC," "PLLC," and "PLC."

And then international names:

SAS, Societe par Actions Simplifee, GmbH, Gessellschaft mit bescrankter Hauftung, AG, Aktiengessellschaft, BVBA, SPRL, BV, NV, SA, Societe Anonyme, Anonimos Eteria, sociedades anonoimas, CVBA, SCRL, EEIG, EBVA, GEIE, groupement d'interet economique, SPRLU, VSO, FSS, A/S, Aktieselskab, ApS, Anpartsselskab, Oy, Osakeyhtio, EPE, Eteria Periorismenis Efthinis, plc, cpt, Ltd, Teo, SrL, societa a responsibilita limitata, SpA, societa per azioni, Sarl, Societe a Responsabilite Limitee, NV, De Naamloze Vennootschap, BV, De Besloten Vennootschap met Beperkte Aansprakelijheid, EESV, Limitada, Lda, sociedades por quotas, spoll., s.r.o., limited sirket, anonim sirket, EURL, Enterprise Unipersonnelle a Responsabilite Limite, SNC, aktiebolag, anstalt, treuhandschaft, stiftung

I may have duplicated a couple.  I tried to include the abbreviations plus the full names.
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Jan FranekCommented:
spoll., s.r.o. - correctly it's "spol. s r.o." - společnost s ručením omezeným - it's limited liability company - in Czech

Other widely used in Czech is "a.s." - akciová společnost - public limited company
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savvy95Commented:
Try calling your local library. They will be able to provide you with a book or an online resource.   Many counties have a free service for "Ask a librarian"  If you live in Dade County, Florida it's --> http://www.mdpls.org/ask/ask.asp.
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jesselavacaAuthor Commented:
Below is the first draft of what I was able to compile.  Thanks to everyone for their help and input.  Feel free to use or redistrubute my portion of this work (at your own risk), and make sure to acknowledge the sources I compiled from.  

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Common Company Suffixes
Last updated: April 8th, 2005
Contact: Jess dot Morse at gmail.com

Australia
Proprietary
Pty

Austria
AG (Aktiengesellschaft - German: "stock corporation")
GesmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung - German: "Company with limited liability")

Belgium
B.V. (Besloten Vennootschap)

Chile
Srl (Sociedad de responsabilidad limitada)

Denmark
A/S (Aktieselskab)
AIS

France
S.A.
S.A.R.L.
FCPs (Fonds Commun de Placement) (unincorporated investment fund)
SA (Société Anonyme - French : "stock corporation")
SARL (Société Anonyme à Responsabilité Limité - French: "Company with limited liability")
SICAF (Société d'Investissement à Capital Fixe - French: incorporated investment fund)
SICAV (Société d'Investissement à Capital Variable – French - incorporated investment fund)
Soci6t6 Anonyme
Soci6t6 par actions

Germany
AG (Aktiengesellschaft - German: "stock corporation")
GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung - German: "Company with limited liability")
KG (Kommanditgesellschaft)

Hungary
KFT
RT

Italy
S.p.A. (Società per Azioni - Italian: "Shares-based Society")

Labuan Island
Berhad

Liechtenstein
Stiftung
Corp.
Est.


Mexico
A. en P. (Asociación en Participación)

Netherlands
BV (Besloten Vennootschap - Dutch: "private company")
NV (Naamloze Vennootschap - Dutch: "nameless company")
BV (The Netherlands)

New Zealand
Incorporation (notably in New Zealand)

Spain
S.A. (in Spanish: sociedad anónima - "anonymous society")
S.A.p.A. (Società in Accomandita per Azioni)

Sweden
AB (Aktiebolag)
HB (Handelsbolag)
KB (Kommanditbolag)
EF (Enskild Firma)
EF (Economical association) (Ekonomisk Förening)
Home owners association (Bostadsrättsförening)
Home renters association (Hyresrättsförening)
Co-operative (Kooperativ)

United Kingdom and Ireland
Private limited company
Company limited by guarantee
PLC
Cpt (cuideachta phoiblí theoranta)
Ltd.
Teoranta
Teo

United States
Company (Co.)
Corporation (Corp.)
Incorporated (Inc.)
Limited (Ltd.)
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Limited Company (LC or Ltd. Co.)
No Liability (NL)
Unlimited (not all states use this term)
Corporation
Company
Incorporated
Limited
Co.
Ltd.
Corp.
Inc.
Limited Partnership
Limited Liability Company
Limited Company
LLC
LC
Registered Limited Liability Partnership
LLP
Professional Service Corporation
PSC
PLLC
PLC

Uruguay
SAFI (Sociedad Anonima Financiera de Inversion)
S.A.F.I.

Samoa
Sociedad Berhad Anonima

Unsorted
SAS (Societe par Actions Simplifee)
AG (Aktiengessellschaft)
BVBA
SPRL
BV
NV
SA (Societe Anonyme)
Anonimos Eteria
sociedades anonoimas
CVBA
SCRL
EEIG
EBVA
GEIE (groupement d'interet economique)
SPRLU
VSO
FSS
A/S (Aktieselskab)
ApS (Anpartsselskab)
Oy
Osakeyhtio
EPE (Eteria Periorismenis Efthinis)
plc
cpt
Teo
SrL (societa a responsibilita limitata)
SpA (societa per azioni)
Sarl
Societe a Responsabilite Limitee
NV (De Naamloze Vennootschap)
BV (De Besloten Vennootschap)
Beperkte Aansprakelijheid
EESV
Limitada
Lda
sociedades por quotas
spoll.
s.r.o.
limited sirket
anonim sirket
EURL (Enterprise Unipersonnelle a Responsabilite Limite)
SNC
Aktiebolag
Anstalt
Treuhandschaft
Stiftung
Spoll, s.r.o.
spol. s r.o.
ením omezeným (limited liability company - in Czech)
Sociedad Anonima
Sociedade Anonima
Limitada
ApS
LDA

Prefixes
OOO - common European prefix

Sources
http://www.balticbankinggroup.com/bbgdicionary/Suffix.htm
http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Corporation#Australia
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/Q_21379285.html

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-Jess
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