I have hoped someone would post this question and I could learn from
someone else and not look silly with such a question.
There seems to be much importance to family farms. People derive their
surnames, in some cases, from them. My questions are, what names are given
to the family farms, do they pass down through time, how is ownership
transferred if the family leaves the farm or dies off? My uncle was said to
have stayed on "the farmr". I don't understand why as his father was alive
while my uncle was the owner. Doesn't ownership pass down from generation
to generation? My uncle died and his son had ownership of the farm and he
died without children. What happens to "the farm" in an instance like that?
Does the perish/county/province/country inherit the property and if so, how
is it re-issused for use to other families and if so, does the name change?
Thanks for your patience with this unknowledgeable person.
Priscilla of Montana