• #5255

    I realise that I didn’t mention the alternative of recording individuals like Howel ap HOWELL as having NO surname (as covered in the wiki to which you referred me.). In practice this causes more problems than it solves unless a database is exclusively pre-18th century Welsh, so using exclusively patronymic naming. This is probably not the place to take that further but with respect tothe issue which caused me to raise the topic, even with NO surname, FTV it would not – indeed could not – generate the desired family name – ‘POWELL’ in my example. Only an override option would make this possible I believe, but as I have indicated, I’m happy to regard it as a restriction and to live without it.

    Ron in France
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