Family names (again)

No help needed. Just another type of family name origin I found today.

In this case in Pays Basque (the Basque country) in France.

This tweet in french explained family names varies from one generation to another: until 19th century the first born took the name of the house. Another particularity of Pays Basque was the strict primogeniture: the first born, male or female, inherited everything.

From French Wikipedia: newcomers are always assigned a house name but this name can refer to the occupant, his first name, his origin or his profession!


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