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Question 1: Before the emancipation from serfdom (1817 in ________, 1819 in Vidzeme, 1861 in Latgale) only noblemen, free craftsmen or people living in towns had surnames.
LatviaBaltic SeaCourlandEstonia

Question 2: Also in many - especially ________ - parts of Germany, to emphasize family affiliation there is often an inversion in colloquial use, in which the family name becomes a possessive: Rüters Erich, for example, would be Erich of the Rüter family.
AustraliaUnited StatesUnited States Census BureauRural area

Question 3: The tradition is still in use in many Chinese communities outside of ________, but largely disused in China because of social changes from communism.
TaiwanKinmenMainland ChinaParacel Islands

Question 4: These groups of people make up a similar ethnic body with deep and long roots in the Middle East, mainly present-day ________ and Syria.

Question 5: In the ________ era the word Mael was used in its place for given names such as Mael Bridget, Mael Padraig, Mael Lagan, Mael Sechlainn, and Mael Martain.
ChristianityCatholic ChurchJesusChristian

Question 6: After the ________, Portuguese authorities realized the benefits of enforcing the use and registry of surnames.
PortugalLusophobiaPortuguese people1755 Lisbon earthquake

Question 7: Some parts of Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, ________, and Indonesia have similar patronymic customs as that of India.

Question 8: For those descended from land-owners, the name of their holdings, manor or estate (the name Washington can also fall into this category, ________ components Hwæssa-inga-tūn "estate of the descendants of Wassa")
Middle EnglishGreat Vowel ShiftMiddle High GermanOld English

Question 9: There are many individuals who have only name, such as "________" and "Sukarno".
SuhartoIndonesiaTransition to the New OrderNew Order (Indonesia)

Question 10: For scientific documentation that matrilineal surnames existed in China before the ________ (1600-1046 BCE) and that "by the time of the Shang Dynasty they (Chinese surnames) had become patrilineal", see Matrilineality's China section.
Shang DynastyHan DynastySong DynastyZhou Dynasty


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