George Farkas <george@...>
RE: "a period in Poland arround 1880 when government did not recognizeCertainly there were times that governments in Poland and in Hungary did
not allow Jews to marry more than once (even if his spouse was deceased).
In that case, they were married only by Jewish ceremony and the children
of this second (etc.) marriage bore the family name of the mother.
Stan Goodman is also right in saying that there were those who bore their
mothers' family name in order to avoid military service.
I am not aware of any authorities not recognizing the first marriage of a
researching the names FARKAS, FRIED, LINKS, KNOPFELMACHER, WEISZ, VIDOR,
LIFSHITZ, KORNETZKY, YELLIN, SHAPIRA