Why does the artist Mary Cassatt have the middle name "Stevenson"?

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There is an ancestral file entry for Mary Stevenson Cassatt that shows her maternal grandmother as Mary Stevenson born 1792 who died 1820.

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Any occurance of a surname as a middle name indicates that the middle surname exists at some point in the matriarchal line. If her father was not a Stevenson Cassatt then it could possibly be that her mothers maiden name was Stevenson.

Basically you should be looking for a marriage between a male Cassatt and a female Stevenson.

Good Hunting,

Joh Shipton,

Devon, England
by John Shipton G2G6 Mach 1 (13.1k points)

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