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da peder naestaeldste son har faaet stadfaestelse paa familienavnet anfores han:

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03:43 Feb 11, 2009
Danish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Genealogy
Danish term or phrase: da peder naestaeldste son har faaet stadfaestelse paa familienavnet anfores han:
From a Danish book of my wife's family in the 1800s. I think it has something to do with changing the last name of the family.
John McBride
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4once Peder, the second eldest son, received a confirmation of the family name, he said:
Tara Chace
3as Peder, the second oldest son, has achieved/obtained confirmation of th family name, he is indicat
Lise Leavitt
Summary of reference entries provided
an article about the history of Danish family names
Christine Andersen

  

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once Peder, the second eldest son, received a confirmation of the family name, he said:


Explanation:
I'm not sure what kind of "confirmation" (or "affirmation" or "ratification") of the name this might refer to...

Tara Chace
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as Peder, the second oldest son, has achieved/obtained confirmation of th family name, he is indicat


Explanation:
as Peder, the second oldest son, has achieved/obtained confirmation of the family name, he is indicated/mentioned..
It might mean that Peder did not know his father and therefore not his true last name?? A guess :)

Lise Leavitt
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Local time: 14:54
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neutral  Christine Andersen: If it was in connection with registering family names, he probably did known his father. It might be a question of whether he used the same name as his older brother, or his own.
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Reference: an article about the history of Danish family names

Reference information:
This is a discussion of Danish family names up to the present day.
(in Danish)
http://www.themis.dk/synopsis/docs/Artikler/Navnet_det_er_st...

It used to be the custom for sons to use their father's name followed by ´-sen´

Anders Petersen's son would be called Niels Andersen, and his son would be e.g. Peter Nielsen.

In the 1800s the authorities insisted that each family should select a name that was passed on from generation to generation, and this is probably what is referred to - not so much changing the name as fixing it for future generations.
´Anføres´ here would mean simply ´listed´ or entered in the register.

Families were encouraged to use place names or other names instead of the -sen names (patronyms) - and this resulted in the many Østergaards and Sønderbys and similar names, which were probably already in use. The same principle is still used today - I have a relative known as ´Hans Ikast´, to distinguish him from other members of the family with the same name and surname.

Christine Andersen
Denmark
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