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Re: Maiden Name & Married Name
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 05 May 10 16:53 BST (UK) »
Glad it has proved useful to you too!

This thought had be puzzling me for some time, so Im glad to have some answers!

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Re: Maiden Name & Married Name
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 06 May 10 10:27 BST (UK) »
Archivos,  a buddy of mine married a girl from a Lanarkshire town and moved out there from Glasgow, twentyfive years on he's still known as Jeannie Broon's man!(name changed  to protect the innocent)
Skoosh.
Ha, she must have been quite a weel kent face!

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Re: Maiden Name & Married Name
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 06 May 10 12:14 BST (UK) »
A Weel Kent Something!........Skoosh.

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Re: Maiden Name & Married Name
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 06 May 10 15:08 BST (UK) »
Could somebody please translate "weel kent" for me.

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Re: Maiden Name & Married Name
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 06 May 10 19:48 BST (UK) »
Hi, it means well known!
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Re: Maiden Name & Married Name
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 06 May 10 21:05 BST (UK) »
Hi flst.

Thanks for your reply.. thought it was something along that line. Here in Norway we would say , vel kjent, almost  the same.

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Re: Maiden Name & Married Name
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 09 May 10 19:02 BST (UK) »
Archivos,  a buddy of mine married a girl from a Lanarkshire town and moved out there from Glasgow, twentyfive years on he's still known as Jeannie Broon's man!(name changed  to protect the innocent)
Skoosh.

That still happens in my family. My Grandad was 1 of 7 brothers and his sister and my Nana will talk about Peggy Smith or Mary Jones when talking about the wives or other relatives.

 Partly I think because all the women seem to be Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth, Agnes or Helen's (or various diminutives of) so it's distinguishes them from each other.
Seenan's - Glasgow
Delargy's - Glasgow (Possilpark);
Lennons - Motherwell, Hamilton, Glasgow (Gorbals & D/Toun) & Pennsylvanua;
Gallachers - Bellshill & High Church.
Borland & Summers - Glasgow & North
Baxters & Walls - Glasgow & Dungannon
Munro - Avoch
Patrick Delargy - Australia
McPhersons - Fort William & Abernethy
Hamilton - Caithness & Inverness
Thomson - Caithness

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Re: Maiden Name & Married Name
« Reply #16 on: Monday 10 May 10 20:12 BST (UK) »
Under Scots Law a woman retains her birth name throughout her life and any other names including any adopted by marriage are tagged on as an "or"

e.g. Fred Bloggs marries Joan Smith who legally thereafter is known as Joan Smith or Bloggs.

This is still the situation and on any legal documents you should see the womans maiden surname given priority - although as mentioned there appears to be a period when English customs appeared to prevail (possibly during the same period when Scotland disappeared to become North Britain)
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Re: Maiden Name & Married Name
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 11 May 10 09:53 BST (UK) »
Hi Falkryn

Many thanks for the information.  I am really glad that I raised this point as it seems to have generated a fair bit of interest for others.