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Sobre el nombre español

Ya saben que el nombre español se suele compone de Nobmre+Apellido de padre +Apellido de madre .
Tengo una pregunta :Es el apellido de padre provene del apellido de padre de su padre ? El apellido de madre provene del apellido de madre de su madre? Es verdad ? Gracias !

For learning: Spanish
Base language: Spanish
Category: Culture

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    Spaniards have a first surname (primer apellido) and a second surname (segundo apellido). The first surname is the father's first surname. And the second surname is the mother's first surname. The parents got their surnames in the same fashion from their parents, as anybody else. So your first surname is your father's first surname and your paternal grandfather's first surname (since your father got it from his father). And your second surname is your mother's first surname and your maternal grandfather's first surname (since she got it from her father). Women don't change their surname when they marry.

    For example:

    A hypothetic person could be named "Fernando Pérez Gutiérrez".

    His father's name could be "Antonio Pérez Hernández". And his mother's name could be "Isabel Gutiérrez Rodríguez". <---As you can see you get both first surnames from your parents one after the other.

    The paternal grandparents (the father's parents) could be named José Pérez Sanz and María Hernández Muñoz. (As you can see the father got his surnames as anybody else, the same as you, his first surname is from his father and his second surname is from his mother).

    The maternal grandparents (the mother's parents) could be named "Francisco Gutiérrez López" and "Luisa Rodríguez Gómez". ( As you can see the mather got her surnames as anybody else, the same as you, his first surname is from her father and his second surname is from her mother).

    si exacto el apellido del padre proviene de su padre y el de la madre bueno su primer apellido proviene del padre el segundo es el de su madre, en fin el que apellido que permanece siempre es el del padre mientras que el de la madre ya no se transmite mas que solo a su hijo o hija.

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