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Subject: Re: [TSL] Using Maiden names
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 11:46:44 EDT
In a message dated 5/11/01 10:39:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> does anyone have any idea why Italian women used their maiden
> names when coming into this country? My wife's greatgrandmother did and I
> understand that it was quite a common practice. Can anyone help? Thanks
If a woman was recently married she might prefer to use her maiden name,
because that's what her idenntification papers would say is her name.
Also, she might have purchased the ticket under her maiden name.
Also, a few women throughout history have kept their maiden name after
marriage, for business reasons, for example, or if she was an author, an
actress, a lawyer, etc.
It's unusual but not unheard of for a married woman to use her maiden name
for specific purposes.