German SIG #Germany Laws Mandating Fixed Surnames #germany
P. S. Wyant <p.wyant@...>
On 9 May, Sandi GOLDSMITH posted a partial list of European
jurisdictions and the dates (or years) in which fixed surnames were
mandated. The moderator asked if anyone knew the source of this list.
A list very similar to this list was published in Avotaynu, Vol. XII,
No. 2 (Summer, 1996), p. 34, by George ARNSTEIN, titled "Mandated Family
Names in Central Europe". If George is a subscriber to this list,
perhaps he can shed some further light on its origin.
I, too, have used this very useful list over the years and whenever a
new date/jurisdiction comes to light, have added to it.
Peter Wyant Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MOD NOTE: The list is available at JewishGen:
http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/de-1.txt ( Exhibit 1 )