Has there been discussion about lnab for ancestors from the Netherlands?

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I may be hitting on an already settled issue, but I cannot recall, with all the discussion on lnab's, whether the issue of those from the Netherlands came up. Though not all are aristocracy, this group has discussed this the most. I am cleaning up some profiles from my Van Sickle line, which marries into the Bantas. Far enough back the last names technically switch from a single surname to using the father's name for the surname. Should I keep the father's name (birth name) as the lnab and use the common surname as the current last name, or vice versa? Or neither?
in Policy and Style by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (387k points)
recategorized by Chris Whitten
I think I have answered this myself, at least armed with my understanding of the names policy. Using the standard from the time period the people lived, the patronymic would be used, most likely, and thus should be used now, right? Different countries changed this at different times to an inherited common surname. Until that change or I see descendants as having moved to the US, I will keep with the patronymics.

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I always make a note on profile of name change date and common use. It helps newbies connect.
by Gloria Lange G2G6 (9.9k points)

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