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Birth Certificate and Mother's Surnames

Hi everyone,

I've been resarching my family history on and off for some time. After years of getting no where on my grandfather's side I've had a few new lines to follow.
One thing I just want to confirm is the details I have on a birth certificate.
On the Mother's surname I have a "late" and "formerly" name as well as the current surname.
Am I right to assume the "formerly" relates to orginial surname and the "late" is one that is from either divorce or widowed?

I've never had this before and might seem quite obvious, but I'd like to reseach the other name too and see if there is a marriage certificate I can find for that, so if anyone can confirm it would be much appreaciated.
Many thanks!

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