After her impoverished family learns of its noble lineage, naive Tess Durbeyfield is sent to make an appeal to a nearby wealthy family who bear the ancestral name
47, notes 31-34: read "Gimil-Anu"; Rabi-Anu is not an eponymous ancestral name
at Hellenistic Uruk.
The surname Adams was derived from the ancestral name
of ap Adam.
But the 66-year-old star says his ancestral name
is originally from South-West Wales.
The name Greer was a contraction of MacGregor, her mother's ancestral name
The language lives when it is spoken, but is also all around us in our place names, our ancestral names
and our physical environment.
than 150 family members being given ancestral names
In giving specific ancestral names
to several characters--among them John Dalton, Qukezwa, Xikixa, and Heitsi--Mda reinforces both the continuities and discontinuities of individual and communal lives.
This data base includes more than 103,000 surnames sent in by 7,200 participants worldwide and provides a way to research ancestral names
and to contact the person who submitted them - possibly a living relative.
ANCESTRAL NAMES The oldest and most common type of surname is derived from an ancestor's given name, most often a patronymic.