Multiple Surnames

Use RDA to determine which part of the surname to use as the first element in the authorized access point, and record variant access points from other parts of the surname. If the surname is hyphenated, don’t forget to include the hyphen if using the second part as the first element of the access point. If the surnames are separated by commas in printed sources, omit the commas from the access points. 

Note: Examples 1 and 3 are illustrative of this guidance only; other aspects of the records do not necessarily conform to current NACO standards.

Example 1 (hyphen included):

010     ‡a nr 00028775
040     ‡a CtY-BR ‡b eng ‡c CtY-BR
100 1   ‡a Burmeister-Brown, Susan
400 1   ‡a Brown, Susan Burmeister-
400 1   ‡a Burmeister, Susan
670     ‡a Glimmer train, spring 1994: ‡b t.p. verso (Susan Burmeister-Brown)
670     ‡a Glimmer train, summer 1992: ‡b t.p. verso (Susan Burmeister)

Example 2 (commas between surnames omitted from 400s):

010     ‡a nr 96007916
040     ‡a CtY-BR ‡b eng ‡e rda ‡c CtY-BR ‡d CtY-BR ‡d CtY-BR ‡d OCoLC ‡d DLC
046     ‡g 1837
100 1   ‡a Quintanar, Luis, ‡d –1837
400 1   ‡a Bocanegra y Ruiz, Luis Quintanar Soto, ‡d –1837
400 1   ‡w nnea ‡a Quintanar, Luis, ‡d d. 1837
400 1   ‡a Quintanar Soto Bocanegra y Ruiz, Luis, ‡d –1837
400 1   ‡a Ruiz, Luis Quintanar Soto Bocanegra y, ‡d –1837
400 1   ‡a Soto Bocanegra y Ruiz, Luis Quintanar, ‡d –1837
510 1   ‡a Jalisco (Mexico). ‡b Governor (1823-1824 : Quintanar)
670     ‡a D. Luis Quintanar, Soto, Bocanegra y Ruiz ... capitan general y gefe superior politico interino de esta provincia ... 1822: ‡b p. 1 (Luis Quintanar)
670     ‡a Dicc. Porrua (5. ed.) ‡b (Quintanar, Luis; b. San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico; d. 16 Nov. 1837, at Mexico City; military officer and politician)
670     ‡a Los primeros federalistas de Jalisco, 1981 ‡b (Quintanar, Luis; 1780-1837; Gobernador provisional of the state of Jalisco, 21 July 1823-31 June 1824)

Example 3 (usage of person overrides rules in choice of entry element):

010     ‡a nr 00036380
040     ‡a CtY-BR ‡b eng ‡c CtY-BR
100 1   ‡a Burton, Casper Van Wie, ‡d 1810-1860
400 1   ‡a Van Wie Burton, Casper, ‡d 1810-1860
400 1   ‡a Wie Burton, Casper Van, ‡d 1810-1860
670     ‡a Biographical memoir of Casper Van Wie Burton, M.D. of Lansingburgh, 1861: ‡b p. 4, etc. (Dr. Burton; b. 15 July 1810, Albany, N.Y.; d. 23 Sept. 1860, Troy, N.Y.; physician)

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