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Making a Name: Women's Surnames at Marriage and Beyond
stance of a U.S. woman who retained her surname upon marriage is Lucy.
Asian American ethnic identification by surname
Demographic Aspects of Surnames from - U.S. Census Bureau
This report documents both the overall frequency of surnames (last names), some of the basic demographic characteristics that are associated with surnames .
Huguenot Historical Society Library Surnames and Genealogy Files.
Benjamin. Benn. Bennett.
Hamilton County Ohio Wills Surnames L to R Column1 Column2
Surnames L to R. Column1. Column2.

Suggested News Resources

The Family, Koseki, and the Individual: Japanese and Korean Experiences
As Sakamoto points out, the Justice Ministry last year was slated to submit to the Diet a bill for revisions to the civil code that, among other things, would allow married couples to have different surnames.
Surname list reflects shift in Sutherland Shire population
BY MERRYN PORTER THE Lee family of Burraneer were pleasantly surprised to learn their name was among the 20 most common surnames in Sutherland Shire. Lee appeared in 15th place in the list compiled by Sensis White Pages for its 2011-12 phone directory.
Finding out the sex and coming up with a name - what's trending in the world
"Surnames are huge, with both boys and girls," Moss says. "The top name was Madison a couple years ago for girls, and Harper is now rising fast.
Whose surname is it anyway?
In the old days it was a given that, as a woman, when you got married, you would automatically adopt your husband's surname. In those days same-sex marriages were prohibited, so there was no disagreement about who would adopt whose surname.
Roots & Branches: German surnames book helpful for immigrant research
That's because he has published the "Surname Atlas of Germany: Distribution Maps of the 2001 Most Frequent Surnames in Germany" ($25.01, McCrea Research, 262 pages).

Suggested Web Resources

Behind the Name: the Etymology and History of Surnames
Jul 20, 2011 Searchable database featuring the etymology and history of last names.
Most Common Surnames [Last Names] in the United States (top 1000)
The following tables include all surnames with over 0.001% frequency in the US population during the 1990 census.
GenForum - Surnames
Surname - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A surname is a name added to a given name and is part of a personal name. In many cases, a surname is a family name.
Surname Origin & Last Name Meanings. Free Family Name
Find the surname origin and last name meaning in this online dictionary of family names. Trace your ancestry and build your family tree.

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