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Martin Family, 1800

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Re: Martin Family, 1800

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Surnames: Norway and Scots Naming patterns
In Norway and others in that region named boys after their father's given name. Arneson would be Arne's son, Pederson Pedre's son. This was taken as a "last name." That is why each generation has a different "surname" - the family is named after the son's given name. A guy with several brothers could each have a different last name. The Scots did a similar thing, when a Scot's family left the home of origin at least one letter of the surname was changed. Tod became Todd, Selby became Shelby, and so on. I don't know how many places this occurred but do know it was not uncommon.
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