Re: Civil marriage #galicia

Peter Zavon <pzavon@...>

Some offspring kept the mothers name and some did not. Some used the
father's name until forced to use a mother's name when entering the army,
for example. Others used the mother's name for official purposes until they
emigrated to the US, and then took the father's name for official as well as
unofficial use.

So I should say, yes, you should at least consider the possibility that the
mother's surname was used, especially if you can't find someone using the
father's surname.

Peter Zavon
Penfield, NY 14526

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----- Original Message -----
My question is this:
did the male offspring then keep this maternal surname? Should my research
assume this?

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