family name

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Synonyms for family name

the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

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I am enclosing a partial list of ancestral names which are closely connected with this area.
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.
The term "descendent of" is used somewhat ambiguously to refer back to both eponymous ancestral names and to direct forebears (e.
47, notes 31-34: read "Gimil-Anu"; Rabi-Anu is not an eponymous ancestral name at Hellenistic Uruk.
ANCESTRAL NAMES The oldest and most common type of surname is derived from an ancestor's given name, most often a patronymic.