Re: Surname Adoption derived from Mother #names

Michael Sharp
 

I have found this on my family tree where in Russian Poland families sometimes adopted a matronymic rather than a patronymic naming convention. This may have been done to avoid conscription into the Tsarist army under the Cantonist laws. Whether similar factors applied in late 17th century / early 18th century western and central Europe I do not know

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