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I am finding that mother's maiden name was used in the early-mid
1800's in parts of England as a second name; which helps in
finding the marriage of parents. Also discovered that on some
"out of wedlock" births the father's surname was used as a middle
name for the child. I discovered this with my own g-grandfather
and his siblings.
On 15/03/2020 10:14 p.m., David Youse
I'e been going through
quite a few Find-A-Grave records and I've noticed that a large
number (most) cases of 18th and 19th century names include the
individual's first and last names and add the individual's
mother's maiden name as a middle name.
Husband John Jones
James SMITH Jones
Mary Jane SMITH Jones
Was this a common way of
naming at the time? Or has it simply been done on genealogical
type records and references to make it easier to track lineage?
This naming convention was
NOT done by any of my ancestors.