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JASON
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JASON asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 2 months ago

Surname question?

What were Joseph and Mary's surname, Christ?

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  • Prince
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    2 months ago

    Joseph's and Mary's surnames were already the same because Joseph descended from David in 23 generations and Mary descended from David in 40 generations: Davidides. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Surnames are relatively new compared to that era

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  • 2 months ago

    They didnt have any.. Afterall those were just stories made up and according to your bible they lived thousands of years before the bible was even written. ALSO its strange that so many back then knew how to write anyway and it was not well known.. EVEN the Egyptians used mostly PICTOGRAPHS which was not widely known.. as for as manes.. IT probably started happened after they started the CATHOLIC CHURCH to help collect more MONEY and TAXES from the uneducated easily convince people they to cld become god like if they gave enough.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They may not have had any. Family- and -subfamily- names were used by the Romans of those times, but for instance in Europe family-names only became mandatory when conscription - forcing men into armies - became a thing

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  • Maxi
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    2 months ago

    Surnames were given/chosen and only in the last 800-1000 yrs ago, given/taken for tax purposes to ensure tax officals could distingish people as different and they paid the tax they owed.

    In so far as bible stories they were written decades and some centuries after the 'event' were supposed to have taken place, they were written to educated  and moral guidance for the religious community so they are just moral/education fairy stories...so same question could be asked what was the surname of Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella.... unless the story telling wrote a surname the character didn't have one

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  • 2 months ago

    "Christ" is kind of like a job description or a title. Mary and Joseph may have been "Joseph the Carpenter and his wife, Mary" or "Joseph of Nazareth and his wife, Mary".

    Jesus was either "Jesus son of Joseph" or "Jesus of Nazareth" or, if he followed his father, "Jesus the Carpenter". Once he became revealed as the savior, he was "Jesus the Christ" or simply "Jesus Christ".

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  • Mark
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    2 months ago

    People didn't use last names until about 1000 years ago, and still in some parts of the world, it's uncommon.  They would often be described by where they lived ("Jesus of Nazareth") or if that was too vague, then by occupation or some physical characteristic (hence "Andrew, the Miller" became "Andrew Miller" and "Peter, the guy with the white hair" became "Peter White").

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  • 2 months ago

    People didn't have surnames.

    People were often just "first name" and the name of the town or region they were from.

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  • 2 months ago

    No..... "Christ" is based on the word "saviour", and added to Jesus, ben Joseph.

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