Combining surnames
Can two Frisian surnames be combined in to one?
The two surnames that I'd like combine are Devries & Hansen
into the surname of Devriesen ...
Can this be done?
Yes,or No
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Anything is possible ...but the -en ending is usually (I believe) a definitive article in many Germanic languages. For instance, "the bank" in Norwegian is banken. So if Devries is "of Friesland", the "-en" ending might be something like "the Fries _______"...with the _____ implied?
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