Portugal Names, Personal

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Between 1910 and 1960 the customs regarding surnames for wives and children went through a transition.  
 
Between 1910 and 1960 the customs regarding surnames for wives and children went through a transition.  
  
* From 1960 to the present it has been the almost universal custom for a wife to use her husband's surname as her own.  
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*Before 1910 it was the custom for a wife to retain her maiden surname throughout her life.
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*Before 1910 some children were given their father's surname, some were given their mother's surname, some were given a double surname of both the father and the mother and some children were given a surname associated with neither the father or the mother.
  
* Before 1910 it was the custom for a wife to retain her maiden surname throughout her life.
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A large family would tipically exemplify all of these options.
  
* From 1960 to the present it has been the custom for children to be given their father's surname.  
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*From 1960 to the present it has been the almost universal custom for a wife to use her husband's surname as her own.
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*From 1960 to the present it has been the custom for children to be given their father's surname.
  
* Before 1910 some children were given their father's surname, some were given their mothers surname, some were given a double surname of both the father and the mother, and some given a surname associated with neither the father or the mother.
 
  
A large family would typically exemplify all of these options.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 22:16, 30 November 2009

Between 1910 and 1960 the customs regarding surnames for wives and children went through a transition.

  • Before 1910 it was the custom for a wife to retain her maiden surname throughout her life.
  • Before 1910 some children were given their father's surname, some were given their mother's surname, some were given a double surname of both the father and the mother and some children were given a surname associated with neither the father or the mother.

A large family would tipically exemplify all of these options.

  • From 1960 to the present it has been the almost universal custom for a wife to use her husband's surname as her own.
  • From 1960 to the present it has been the custom for children to be given their father's surname.