Ultimogeniture is an inheritance practice where the right of inheritance belongs to the youngest child (usually limited to the youngest son). It was practiced in some areas of Europe.

It is in contrast to primogeniture. That is where the oldest child has the right of inheritance–again usually the oldest son.



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  1. Do you know what areas of Europe? My ancestor, Henry Miar, left his estate to his youngest son, John. Henry was from a German-speaking part of Europe but I have no idea where.

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