Northern Germany Farm Names
I have many farm owner ancestors from Northern Germany. When a man became a farm owner by marriage or purchase, he changed his surname to the farm name. I am having difficulty figuring out how to manage these different surnames in Family Search. One of my ancestors had three surnames during the course of his life. I know this overlaps with married names vs maiden names, but one difference is that there is often no spouse who has the farm name to make the connection to that name. In many cases neither parent has the same birth surname as the children. This is compounded by the tradition (necessity) that a farm owner or wife remarry within months of being widowed. There are long chains of remarriages where no one was born with the farm name, yet that is the surname on all of their adult records.
How are others entering these Northern Germany farm names?