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Subject: Re: Why are "-" in some surnames?....
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: April 3, 2005 at 7:53 PM
Reply to: Why are "-" in some surnames?.... by Laura

Are you talking about hyphenated names?

The obvious answer is that some people want to use both parents last names for their offspring so that they don't lose representation of either family. This is probably more true where the maternal line has some practical significance or advantage ...

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