FREE FROM A SURNAME?
Job Sytses Sytsma, a worker in Bitgum, signs his first name and patronymic in full in a deed in 1823: Job Sytses – it is the custom in his time to use nothing but initials. Instead, Job writes his last name here with the last component, Job keeps it at: sma. Does Job Sytses want to show that it is possible to have proper names? Free from family names, new modes and mores?
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