Inherited family names were not all that common in Norway until 1900. Rather, what was used as a "surname" by ordinary people, was just a patronym, derived from the father's name. Sometimes, sources give the name of the farm on which people lived as another surname. Both these kinds of surnames were later user as inherited family names. It does not make sense to automatically assign the husbands patronym to a wife, as "married name", before ca 1900. She is still a "Johnsdatter" (John's daughter), even if her husband is a "Pedersen" (Peder's son).
MyHeritage should include the option to distinguish between different kinds of surnames, to handle them correctly. I'm sure this is a problem in many cultures.
This is not a fatal problem, but I agree it's annoying. My family tree spreads its branches all over the world, so you can imagine my problem. In FTB you do have the option of not having the automatic assignment, but you cannot do it selectively.
In Family Tree Builder you can do in the following way. Open Family Tree Builder, click on “Tools”, “Options” and there chose the category “Names”. There you have several options of how you want to manage names in Family Tree Builder.
In Smart Matches I find it difficult to match when Matching tree has selected to show married name.
If I dont know about a marrage I get a name I dont recognize. I need to go in to Verify person for each and every match because of this. It should be possible for the user (Me) to select how I want to see the names. I can then easily see which are wrong.
For some reason People who dont know about the naming conventions make a mix of everything.
We have Anna (born 1700 in Sweden) who is daughter of Per Andersson and she is married to Nils Svensson
What is her name?
Anna Persdotter (correct)
Anna Persson, Anna Andersson, Anna Andersdotter, Anna Svensson, Anna Svensdotter (All wrong)