Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination.
A modification of the father's name borne by the son; a name derived from that of a parent or ancestor; as, Pelides, the son of Peleus; Johnson, the son of John; Macdonald, the son of Donald; Paulowitz, the son of Paul; also, the surname of a family; the family name.
(medieval) a surname based on the father's name; i.e., Williamson or Fitz William See also toponym
System of identification of an individual using the father's first name and the predominant system used by the Dutch in the New World. The patronymic ending varies greatly, ranging from -sz, -szen, -sen, -se, all meaning "child of". "x" or "dr." was often used to represent a daughter, as in Aefie Harmensx or Aefie Harmensdr. meaning Aefie the daughter of Harmen. A man who was the son of a man named Cornelis might use the patronymic Cornelisz, Corneliszen, Cornelisen, or Cornelise. See an explanation of patronymics at Dutch naming systems
a name derived with an affix (such as -son in English or O'- in Irish) from the name of your father or a paternal ancestor
of a patronymic name
a personal name based on the name of ones father
A family name derived from name of the father or a paternal ancestor. Examples include Johnson (John's son), MacDonald, O'Leary, and Ivanovich.
a name derived from that of a father or other male ancestor. For example, a man named Ivan whose fatherâ€™s name is Denis would be called Ivan Denisovich or â€œIvan, son of Denisâ€. This form of address is used formally as well as among friends. However, on occasions when the diminutive of a name is used, such as Alyoshka for Aleksey, the patronymic is always omitted.
in strict usage, a name formed by the addition of a prefix or suffix indicating sonship or other relationship to the name of one's father or paternal ancestors, as Johnson (son of John), MacDonald (son of Donald), etc.
A patronymic, or patronym, is a component of a personal name based on the name of one's father. A component of a name based on the name of one's mother is a matronymic, or matronym.