Gathering agent's inherited name
The inherited name of the gathering agent, which is the lastname in western cultures.
The inherited name of the gathering agent. This may consist of family names, generational names, a clan name, parents or grandparents personal names, etc. The inherited name (this being the lastname in western cultures) may be compound (e.g. 'Fischer von Waldheim', 'da Selva', 'Silvano Morales'). Depending on culture, the inherited name is not necessarily the name of the parents nor common to a married couple. Therefore, 'family name' should be avoided even though used in vCard (vCard: N-Family).
Recommended or Prescribed Values
Berendsohn 29 May 2005