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.

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Up until that point, most Filipinos had a single name, which made it difficult to operate a bureaucracy.

Delman said Claveria released a catalogue of names for families to be assigned a surname, which was enforced by the education system and local parish priests.

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.

All Nations Hotel There is a very slim chance that the policeman mentioned, waiting for the Cobb & Co coach, may well be him! One of the newspaper clippings (from that wonderful NLA website) dated 1865, cites him at the time, as a constable who performed the duties of mail guard on the Mudgee Road.

Diane, I'm one of those poor unfortunates who has researched close families off & on for 10 years, but am only now going through the horror of truly collating the material, to form a cohesive storyline......I hope you'll keep that offer open of placing something on your website.When you have time, could you let me know the preferred format, or layout.Gathering family members under one last name allows authorities to know who you are, who you belong to and from whence you came.recently wrote that governments need fixed names for families to keep track of people, to draft them and to tax them.The Afghan embassy in Washington, DC, according to the article referred to at the top by Edward Delman, has noted the move to establish last names would help the government to know the numbers of the population; to avoid voter fraud and keep the peace.It seems he wasn't a man of any great social or political importance, but a quintessential German immigrant with a dream of a better life. I am doing my family tree and my 3x great grandfather was William Bailey.