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Re: Husband's given name taken as surname by wife?

This also happened among the people in the Longtown Settlement of Ohio until the 1960's. When I questioned the elders, I was told there were many women with common same names, first & last.
The community would instead drop the husband's surname and add his first name. This seemed to clear up confusion.

Example: Titus & Lola Baker
Lola Titus

Hope this helps explain.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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