Offlist: Re: Anthroponymics -- Brazilians have more than one surname? How are they assigned?
|From:||Tom Chappell <tomhchappell@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 23:47|
You're welcome, Joao. I hope it was not /too/ voluminous.
In a later post you said that a Brazilian will choose the least common of his (IIRC two) surnames.
How do Brazilians get their surnames? Why do they have two or more?
I recall reading, but don't recall where, that in some Iberian and
Ibero-American countries, a person is named
(given name(s)) +
(surname, mother's maiden surname, father's mother's maiden surname, mother's mother's
although I may have the grandmother's maiden surnames out of order.
Is that correct?
The same source, if I understood it, and if I remember it aright, said that upon
marriage a woman might change her surname(s) to
(husband's surname, maiden surname, husband's mother's maiden surname, mother's maiden surname)
although, here, I am completely unsure about the order in which these names are supposed to go.
Is that right?
To the degree that I was wrong, or unsure, or ignorant,
can you correct me or fill in the blanks?
Thank you, also, for all of /your/ information.
Have good days! (I stole that farewell from someone on the list -- but, typically
for me, I can't remember who.)
Tom H.C. in MI
João Ricardo de Mendonça <somnicorvus@...> wrote:
Thanks for all the information! :-)
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