||On binal Spanish surnames...
||ירד (guest, 220.127.116.11)
||January 16, 2008 at 1:03:28 AM
Recently I've found that some Spanish surnames occur combined in twofold with the conjunction "y" ('and'), such as García y Torrado, Real y Ortiz, Vega y Torres. What does this denote? I postulate that the "y" is unto a "-" as observed in English dual-surnames, like with Harley-Davidson & Parker-Fulford; though this is mere speculation. Can someone provide a more definitive explanation as to the meaning for this practice? What does the "y" designate exactly? why is it used? In advance, I thank you. :)
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- On binal Spanish surnames... - ירד Jan 16 2008, 1:03:28 AM