A Father Taking His Daughter’s Name

Daughters in Western cultures usually take their father’s names. (In Russia, they even take the names twice, by using the father’s first name as the basis for a patronymic and using the father’s last name as their own last name, so that the daughter of Ivan Petrov named Maria would be called Maria Ivanovna Petrova.) But I know of at least one noteworthy father who took his daughter’s name as part of his own last name. Who did this, and why?

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