Paternal Surname

Some articles on surnames, paternal surname, surname, paternal:

Catalan Name - Naming System in Spain - Forenames - Generational Transmission
... In the generational transmission of surnames, the paternal surname’s precedence eventually eliminates the maternal surnames from the family lineage ... Contemporary law allows the maternal surname to be given precedence, but most people observe the traditional paternal–maternal surname order ... Regardless of the surname order, all children's surnames must be in the same order when recorded in the Registro Civil ...
Habitational Name - Compound Surnames - Spanish Compound Surnames
... countries, the custom is for people to have two surnames ... paternal) surname, and Zapatero as his second (i.e ... maternal) surname ...

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    There is a great deal of self-denial and manliness in poor and middle-class houses, in town and country, that has not got into literature, and never will, but that keeps the earth sweet; that saves on superfluities, and spends on essentials; that goes rusty, and educates the boy; that sells the horse, but builds the school; works early and late, takes two looms in the factory, three looms, six looms, but pays off the mortgage on the paternal farm, and then goes back cheerfully to work again.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)