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#160560 06/28/06 11:22 AM
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Mom was looking into it. I'll have to ask if she has any info on that. There are quite a few relatives from the other brothers in southeast Indiana.

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Has anyone thought about the reason or relevance as to why, a woman's surname becomes that of his husband's after marriage ? We have accepted that as a norm, but has anyone ever questioned why ?

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Used to be a female was either property of her father or of her husband. All children were property of their respective fathers, but little boys outgrew it. There was a time when women even lost their first names, going from, e.g., Miss Colette Wispibrane to Mrs. Maximilian Tuffgigh.

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Originally Posted By: Jackie
Here's the link to the Google listing for surnames; I can't vouch for any reliability, but will offer two cautions: don't trust Wikipedia unless the article lists a source and you check out that source; and, don't use any site that you have to pay for.
surnames


Good site:
I have used the "given" name site as well:

http://www.behindthename.com/


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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Originally Posted By: Jackie
Here's the link to the Google listing for surnames; I can't vouch for any reliability, but will offer two cautions: don't trust Wikipedia unless the article lists a source and you check out that source; and, don't use any site that you have to pay for.
surnames


Good site:
I have used the "given" name site as well:

http://www.behindthename.com/



wow !! I never knew the meaning of my name until today !!

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Originally Posted By: K_D
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Originally Posted By: Jackie
Here's the link to the Google listing for surnames; I can't vouch for any reliability, but will offer two cautions: don't trust Wikipedia unless the article lists a source and you check out that source; and, don't use any site that you have to pay for.
surnames


Good site:
I have used the "given" name site as well:

http://www.behindthename.com/



wow !! I never knew the meaning of my name until today !!



Glad to oblige, most of us are here to give info. Some just to criticize, be one of the former, and welcome.


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