JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Name Puzzle #general


Judith Romney Wegner
 

At 3:28 PM -0700 6/17/06, <allan@...> wrote:

I know that there were derivations in surnames to signify whether the person was
male or female (KRZEPICKI/KRZEPICKA etc) but was it also common practice that a
daughter would be named with the mother's patronymic rather than the father's?
I don't know about daughters, but apparently it was not uncommon for
a son to adopt his matronymic (mother's surname) in place of his
patronymic (father's surname) in order to escape conscription into
the Czar's army by concealing his true identity.

Judith Romney Wegner

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