[Sca-cooks] OT: Names (was Packing from the Nimatnama)

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Fri May 18 08:40:31 PDT 2007

Robin Carroll-Mann wrote:
> To modern sensibilities, it might seem like abandoning part of one's heritage, but I have heard that the name was entirely different in the Old Country -- something about avoiding the Tsar's draft.
That's as it may be but since inherited surnames were frequently imposed 
by governments, it's not necessarily a big deal.  This is not just an 
"historical" phenomenon by the say;  in Mongolia, they made everyone get 
inherited surnames in this generation.


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