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patronym (n.)

"a patronymic name," 1834, from Greek patrōnymos "named from the father" (see patronymic).

updated on March 03, 2020

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Definitions of patronym from WordNet

patronym (n.)
a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to the name of your father or a paternal ancestor);
Synonyms: patronymic
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