Talk:World Archives Project: Caernarfonshire, Wales, Lleyn and Eifionydd Church Registers and Gravestone Inscriptions
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It worries me that on a Welsh project such as this, we are being given instructions to assume the surname of the primary person based on the surname of their parent or spouse. A patronymic naming system (i.e. the child takes the father's given name as his / her surname) used to be common in Wales, and in some places it continued up until the early 19th century, so we could be assuming an incorrect surname in some cases, unless it has been ascertained that none of the people listed in this book used the patronymic naming system? I do hope that this will be taken into account if we are given more Welsh projects to index in the future. --Katerimmer 16:04, 26 April 2014 (UTC)