Music Cataloging at Yale RDA

Entry element for Spanish and Portuguese surnames

See also Recording surnames that include an article and/or preposition (RDA F.11)

Portuguese surnames vs. Spanish surnames
Portuguese and Spanish names are set up differently.
The names below mean the same thing, but are established differently:
In both cases the entry is under the father's surname.
Spanish John <father's surname> <mother's surname> Juan López Rodríguez In Spanish that is the first surname. Enter under López.
Portuguese John <mother's surname> <father's surname> João Rodrigues Lopes In Portuguese it is the last surname. Enter under Lopes.

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