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Multiple Surnames
[[File:EditPerson-top-sections-highlighted-example-50.png|right|thumb|400px|Fig. {{#var:chapter}}.{{#vardefineecho:figure|{{#expr:{{#var:figure}}+1}}}} "Multiple Surnames" section (Highlighted in Blue) of the "Edit Person" - dialog - example]]
When {{man label|Edit PersonsPerson}} s add {{man button|+ Use Multiple Surnames}} button has been pressed, a new {{man label|Multiple Surnames}} section entry box will be shown, allowing compound surnames to be entered.
The Multiple Surnames feature might be used for patronymics or compound matrilineal-patrilinial names. Another variation would be a Scandinavian name like ‘Syver Ericksen Skotterud’ where the full name is composed of a forename (Syver), a reference to his father (Ericksen or son of Erick) together with a village or locality name. In such a case, you can add 'Ericksen' with an [[Names_in_Gramps#Origin_Attributes|Origin]] of "Patronymic" and expand to a Multiple Surnames by adding 'Skotterud' with an Origin of "Location".

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