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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
01-13-2010, 08:42 PM
I know some Spanish famlies incorporate their mothers name as part of their last names, could this be the way Japanese famlies do it as well?

I did find this in wikipedia:

"In many cultures (notably Western, Middle Eastern, and African) the family name is normally the last part of a person's name. In other cultures, the family name comes first. The latter is often called the Eastern order because Europeans are most familiar with the examples of China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam."