Posted by Count Torby, Minister of History on June 17, 1998 at 22:25:52:
In Reply to: Females Surnames -Welsh. Information on cunstructing them please. posted by Katla Yngvarsdottir on June 07, 1998 at 04:22:53:
: I wonder if anyone could tel me how a female surname would have been constructed about 900 years ago. If she was unmarried would it have been her fathers name? and if so, how would it have been joined to hers? I hope someone can help me. Thank you
Now this was really a good question...
But who would know?
As I recall, in the old viking age, the females surname was that of
her fathers. I.e Thordis Asmundsdottir, as one example.
When the girl got married, she got the surname of her husband. But was
still recognized with her maiden name. I might remember wrongly...
Greetings from Count Torby, Minister of History, Lord of Roses
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