Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1976; with a mix of Nova Scotian and Newfoundlander ancestry that goes back a number of generations. A 23andMe test indicates my ancestry is primarily western European---British, German, and French, with a little bit of Native American and African. Grew up, mostly, in Hants County. Spent several years in Japan, and then in Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia. Now living in Los Angeles, California.
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On 16 Apr 2018 at 16:39 GMT Martha (Banfield) Bennett wrote:
On 14 Apr 2018 at 12:27 GMT N. Gauthier wrote:
On 14 Apr 2018 at 12:19 GMT N. Gauthier wrote:
On 14 Apr 2018 at 11:37 GMT N. Gauthier wrote:
It is a gross misconception to think that the Catholic Church does not believe that women MUST adopt their husband's surname. The Catholic Church so dominated all marriage customs that divorce was NOT allowed in Quebec until the 1960s when Civil Registration first began.
Including a woman's maiden surname in official documents is merely a form of identification, in the same manner as that of including the parents names. It is merely an identifier and does not indicate that the women user her maiden surname in her daily life.
Madamoiselle vs. Madame
On 13 Apr 2018 at 18:32 GMT N. Gauthier wrote:
This is a misconception by English people looking at French records. I am part of the French Canadian community and can inform you that French women ALWAYS took their husband's name throughout their marriage and they were always known by their married name in the community. One unique thing about the French Canadian culture is that in any LEGAL documents, the maiden names are used for identification purposes. But a French Canaidan woman would never expect to be called by her maiden name during her married lifetime ... it is only in Quebec record keeping that her maiden name is mentioned for identification purposes.
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