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 <>

MOD NOTE: The list is available at JewishGen: ( Exhibit 1 )

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