[Sca-cooks] OT: Names (was Packing from the Nimatnama)
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.
More information about the Sca-cooks