Names & Greetings in Switzerland
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The Swiss have names that often describe one of their ancestor’s occupations or physical attributes. Müller (miller), Zimmerman (carpenter). When a woman marries, she can take her husband’s name, join her married and maiden name together or even keep her maiden name on its own. Thus Ingrid Stauffacher marrying Jean Ducret can become either Ingrid Ducret, Ingrid Ducret-Stauffacher or remain Ingrid Stauffacher. Children will be called Reto Ducret.

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