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Help with surname problem.

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Help with surname problem.

Posted: 25 Jul 2013 12:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jul 2013 1:01AM GMT
Question about this record information.

Name: Jose Silverio Lorenzo Anchondo
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 10 Aug 1870
Father's Name:
Mother's Name: Atanacia Anehondo

My question to you is if the fathers name is not listed why does the boy have Lorenzo in his name. Because it appears Lorenzo is the Fraternal surname of the child.

In mexico in this time most children seemed to have 4 names/titles. The first name was usually Jose for boys and maria for girls. In This case it is Jose. Next the second name was usually the name they were called by. In this case the second name is Silverio. Next is the fathers surname. Which in this case appears to be Lorenzo and then last the mothers surname. which is Anchondo.

Also note that the town the child was born is called San Lorenzo.

My other question is, Is it possible that the Child was given the town name because the father is unknown/unlisted. Or do you think it more likely that the father's last name was Lorenzo or that it is just a middle name.

Thanks for any answers.
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evisel 25 Jul 2013 6:57AM GMT 
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