Have you ever seen property tax records or court documents that say; DOE, JOHN & ETAL? Well, who exactly is ETAL? ETAL is not A person it is usually multiple people or entities.
This abbreviation is used in property & tax records showing that there are more owners of a property.
et al. – meaning– and others
(‘et al.’ is used as an abbreviation of `et alii’ (masculine plural) or `et aliae’ (feminine plural) or `et alia’ (neuter plural) when referring to a number of people); “the data reported by Smith et al.”