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Names in Gramps

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Family Name
===Family Name===
[[File:Preferences-display-tab-surname-guessing-options-highlighted-51.png|thumb|right|450px|Preferences > Display (tab) with "Surname Guessing:" dropdown options highlighted. ]]The family name is the part of the name which, according to law or cultural custom, is passed from parents to child. Gramps defaults to the [[Gramps_Glossary#patronymic|patronymic]] option, labeled ''{{man label|Father's surname}}'', in the {{man label|[[Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Display|Display]]}} tab of the {{man menu|[[Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Settings#Preferences|Preferences]]}} for {{man label|Surname guessing}}.
In the [[Gramps_{{Version manual}}_Wiki_Manual_-_Categories#People_Category|People category]] view, people are sorted based on this family name. In the case of cultures which do not use family names, one can [[Grouping_Surnames|use the grouping feature]] in the Name editor to design a name under which to group people from the same family.

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