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.