A patronym, or patronymic, is a component of a personal name based on the given name of one's father, grandfather or an even earlier male ancestor.

a name derived from that of the father or a paternal ancestor usually by the addition of an affix. — patronymic adjective. Origin of PATRONYMIC. ultimately from

(of family names) derived from the name of a father or ancestor, especially by the addition of a suffix or prefix indicating descent. 2. (of a suffix or prefix) indicating

Historically, when people lived in clans or small villages, everyone had just one name: a "call" name or what we would now describe as a "given" name.

patronymic (not comparable) patronymic (plural patronymics) Some cultures use a patronymic where other cultures use a surname or family name; other

pat·ro·nym·ic (p t r -n m k). adj. Of, relating to, or derived from the name of one's father or a paternal ancestor. n. A name so derived.

pat·ro·nym·ic (p t r -n m k). adj. Of, relating to, or derived from the name of one's father or a paternal ancestor. n. A name so derived.

The Patronymic trope as used in popular culture, with a list of examples from all media.

3 Dec 2011 "A patronym, or patronymic, is a component of a personal name based on the name of one's father, grandfather or an even earlier male

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland has Patronymic data on the following towns. Click on the town's link below to view the file. [The files are in Microsoft Excel

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