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Why is Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf often refered to by his given name "Conrad"?

"Conrad" is not a given name. "Conrad" is his first surname. Franz is his given name, along with Xaver Josef. Full name: Franz Xaver Josef Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf ...
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Why have "classical" given names (seemingly) had greater persistence in American black culture?

Classical names were given by masters to slaves from the very beginning of the slave trade. Classical names abound in eighteenth-century slave records. Even though slaves were not, as a rule, given ...
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Why is Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf often refered to by his given name "Conrad"?

"Conrad" was his actual surname. "von Hötzendorf" was the nobilary particle his grandfather assumed when he became ennobled, but it was in fact derived from a maternal line (and thus was technically ...
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Why Californian Indian leader Estanislao was named after Polish martyr?

Estanislao was baptized on 24 Sep 1821 by Father Buenaventura Fortuny. The father baptized at least 108 natives during 1821, and over 2300 in total. He had officiated for another Estanislao earlier in ...
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Did religious names catch on before or after the use of last names?

According to wp, in Germany, family names appeared first in the cities (from the 12th century onwards). Having no family name was still quite common in the 14th century and in the countryside family ...
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Did religious names catch on before or after the use of last names?

Short Answer: In my humble opinion, religious and biblical names probably became common in western Europe centuries before family names became common. I do not think that people would be afraid of ...
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How common are the following activities historically?

When German territory was given to Poland at the end of WWII, many names changed. http://polandpoland.com/names_german_polish.html I had a German colleague whose grandma was born in these lands (...
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