The family members we are researching are Theresa Vera Allen also known as ' Ma' Charles or Rogers as she remarried after her first husband Clifford Clarence Charles passed away in Wyana bushfires.
Prussia, Bavaria the Russian Empire and other states with large Jewish populations followed suit over the next century.
Prussion and Russian Jews were denied citizenship if they did not abide by the rule.
John then changed his surname to Malvern (his mothers maiden name).
I was told that he met up with Hunter White, who offered him work in Mudgee.
I no he died in 1844, he married Elizabeth Enright in 1843 , had son William in 1844.
I also no that he ran The Plough Inn from 1841 till 1843.
We take so much for granted in our own time and space. In this world of easy ancestry research, one would think that everyone has a last name and has had so for generations. It appears that last names could have come into being by governments of times past in an effort to control the populations, give order to the populations and identify them, much like an ID card would attempt to do so now.
It also appears that everyday Fred, Bill or Jo would confuse the ID issue to the point of anarchy.
But these days, some political scientists say birth and death certificates, specific addresses (2 Smith Street Smithville NSW rather than ‘somewhere along the Castlereagh’), identity cards, passports, social security numbers, photographs, fingerprints and now DNA are now replacing the surname as a political tool to control the population.
I am particularly interested in the Charles and Allen Families that came from Dubbo and surrounds.
Delman claims modern-day Turks also have government-enforced surnames.