patronym

A scientific name derived from the name of a person, almost always in honor or tribute.
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patronym

patronym A description of a name derived from a male (father) ancestor`s name; especially, one that adds a prefix, e.g., 'Mac-', or a suffix, e.g., '-son' to the earlier name. Another example is the Russian '-vich' which is attached to Ivan and so becomes “Ivanovich” (son of Ivan).
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Patronym

a surname that indicated the father's given name. Examples: Harrison (son of Harry) or O'Brien.
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