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Old 02-10-2013, 06:21 AM   #150
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Just a cultural note.

Hyphenated surnames in Spain are actually quite rare. Hyphens are added by Americans so they can fit both surnames (the father's and the mother's) in the "Last Name" field of their chauvinistic databases.

See, e.g., Gimeno's wikipedia entry in Spanish:

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Gimeno
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