Was that Really Her Maiden Name?

What someone indicated was great-grandma’s “maiden” name may not have been the last name of her biological father. It could also have been the last name of her:

  • step-father
  • adopted father
  • foster father
  • first husband
  • someone else that someone incorrectly thought was her father

Sometimes what someone thinks is someone’s maiden name may not be, especially if the person in question (or her mother) was married more than once.