Re: Surnames in Cuba and South America - origins? #general


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Dear Gail,
The custom may have started in Spain and today is not only practiced by
those with Hispanic surnames, but those raised in Spanish speaking
countries. Therefore my Argentine born sister-in-law is Julia Cohen de
Cohen. This American married to an Argentine compromised (note the hyphen
in the signature) . Perhaps the family you are researching originated in
Spain and kept the custom in Latvia. Carol Blumenthal-Cohen

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