Historical Mixed Inheritance

In eastern Swedish culture, it was normal for all sons to inherit twice as much of the daughters
This occured during the 13th through the 19th centuries. The rule was introduced by the Regent Birger Jarl and was regarded as an improvement as daughters previously were left without. In addition, among ancient Israelites, the eldest son always received twice as much as the other sons.

Among the Galician people, it was normal that all children, both men and women, took a part of the inheritance; however, one son usually inherited the house and a third of all of the remaining inheritance. The one son was called the mellorado and in some villages, the mellorado even received two-thirds of all of the inheritance and the two thirds would often involve all of the family lands.

According to Islamic inheritance law, the sons inherit twice as much as the daughters when no will is left behind. Wills are recommended as the complete Islamic laws are very complicated. One exception is the Indonesian Minangkabau people from Sumatra, which are Muslims and enjoy only a complete matrilineal succession with property and land passing down from mothers only to daughters.

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