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So, within a family you will see different last names.
But the children will carry the father's last name.
The reasoning went that an older woman was stronger and more able to perform farming chores.
O’Harrow (1995) reports also that to give a woman a piece of fine jewelry in Vietnamese tradition is to help confirm her independence as a human being, and for a mother to hand over a piece of her jewelry to her daughter is a universally understood gesture, for which the subtext is "may this protect you from misery." Nowadays, divorce is increasingly easy to obtain.
Because the individual is less important than the family, it is expected that the family will have a major voice in the selection of wives and husbands of their children.
This is often done through a "go-between" (male or female) to save "face" in case it is deemed best to break off bargaining.
Couples have traditionally been expected to live with the husband’s parents until they could afford a place of their own.
In the old days the bride was usually several years older than the groom.