patronym definition

  • noun:
    • title of someone's daddy.
    • A patronymic surname.
    • A paternal title; a name produced from one's father or from one's ancestors when you look at the male line.
    • a family group name based on name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) added to title of the dad or a paternal ancestor)

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