Re: Siblings with different surnames #hungary #slovakia



Don't know if this is of use to you since you didn't say where your gf lived.

I have the same thing with my gm's family from Krakow.  She had 2 brothers and a sister.  Two of each had their mother's surname and others had their father's.  On their marriage banns records there is a note "surname of the unregistered father."

The Austrian-Hungarian empire only recognized marriages done by the Catholic church.  All other marriages were illegitimate. However, by the time my uncles and aunt were married (1907-1914). This rule had been changed.  My grandmother was already in the US and married there.

I never got a good answer for why this was still happening.  But I haven't asked about it in ages. 

Jessica Schein

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