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Illegitimate daughter name change from ZOTTER to PERSCHY

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Illegitimate daughter name change from ZOTTER to PERSCHY

Posted: 18 Jan 2013 9:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: PERSCHY ZOTTER
In Burgenland would a daughter born illegitimate take the name of an adoptive father? Or would her name change upon the marriage of her mother only if the mother’s husband was the biological father?

Here are the specific issues that lead to my question:

My great-grandmother Maria Zotter married Janos Perschy on 23 February 1868, moving to his home, Neumarkt house 80, where they had six more legitimate children. Prior to that marriage, Maria Zotter living in Neumarkt house 32 had an illegitimate daughter Theresia Zotter, on 21 July 1863.

When Theresia married, on 21 November 1893, her name listed in the church record was Theresia Perschy, living in Neumarkt house 80.

Does her use of the Perschy name indicate that Janos Perschy was her biological father? Or could Theresia have taken the Perschy name as the result of adoption?

I know nothing of the customs and traditions regarding the use of surnames in the place that would become Burgenland. Any comments would be appreciated.

Richard Potetz
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
RichardPotetz 18 Jan 2013 4:20PM GMT 
Mohnbauer 18 Jan 2013 9:17PM GMT 
RichardPotetz 19 Jan 2013 2:00PM GMT 
fritzkoe 6 Feb 2013 4:05AM GMT 
RichardPotetz 8 Feb 2013 7:11PM GMT 
katusz 12 Apr 2013 2:00PM GMT 
RichardPotetz 18 Apr 2013 4:08PM GMT 
katusz 11 Nov 2013 3:58AM GMT 
RichardPotetz 11 Nov 2013 2:01PM GMT 
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