More Than One Last Name

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elecar
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More Than One Last Name

Postby elecar » 07 Mar 2011, 13:06

I have found records (baptism and marriage) where the person has 2 last names. Mostly they were females. I am now finding a few with 3 last names. A few of them were male.

Is there any reason for this.

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Re: More Than One Last Name

Postby adelfio » 07 Mar 2011, 13:59

Post one of the records for us to see
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Re: More Than One Last Name

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Mar 2011, 14:22

See this thread for one example of how such a thing might happen: http://italiangenealogy.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=18885/

and related thread http://italiangenealogy.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=18863/
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Re: More Than One Last Name

Postby elecar » 08 Mar 2011, 13:26

Adelfio: I will have to find them again on the family search site and then figure out how to post them. I haven't done this before.

Johnnyonthespot: I went to the link you referred to and now will have to go back to digging in the records.

Thank you both for responding.

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Re: More Than One Last Name

Postby meganitaly88 » 17 Mar 2011, 19:50

I have had the same thing happen to me. my great grandpa and his brothers have 2 last names, Harry Trucano Bamia. can't figure it out.

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Re: More Than One Last Name

Postby Romano1970 » 18 Mar 2011, 21:49

This is just a question.....

Possibly are you mistaking last names and middle names? My grandmothers birth certificate from Mussomeli shows her name as

NIGRELLI Carmela Geatana Salvatrice.

Just a thought.
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