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27 August 2014

Bride and Groom Have Same Last Name?

While it doesn't happen too often a bride and groom can have the same last name. I had one cousin who died relatively young under the same last name with which she was born. I assumed she was not married.


She had married a very distant cousin with the same last name and her last name never changed.


  1. One set of my great-grandparents had the same last name (Morgan). Haven't yet found any link between them, but my records only go three generations back from them.

  2. I have several cases of that too. Plus I have several women who married men with the same last name.

  3. Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak is the perfect example!

  4. And I have come across a couple of instances where the Husband took on the Wife's surname. So her last name didn't change but he almost became invisible!