Edward McNall Burns


#1

Edward McNall Burns was one of the authors of Western Civilizations, 13th edition.

Both McNall and Burns are surnames, aren’t they? Why did he have two surnames?


#2

Yes, they do both sound like surnames. Many times in the UK and US, children are given middle names that are family names of ancestors, such as grandparents, or they may be given their mother’s surname as a middle name.