Surname Adoption derived from Mother #names


Does any one know of families adopting a mother's or grandmother's surname? I know that three LEVI brothers residing in Ihringen, Grandduchy of Baden-Durlach in 1809, adopted BLUM as their surname.  I suspect that this was the surname of their grandmother who probably was a member of a BLUM family in neighboring Alsace where BLUM was a surname in use in the 18th century.  Their Mother's maiden name was WEYL, and she too was from Alsace (Ribeauville). 

Dan Bing
Knoxville, TN 

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