What is the meaning of mother's maiden?

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Traditionally in the English-speaking world, a child uses the family name of the father. Also traditionally, when a woman marries, she takes the family name of her husband. At that point the family name she used to use, the family name of her father,
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What was your Mom's last name before she married your father (assuming that she did marry your father)?
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Its your moms surname before she married.
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