Perform the following: What are patronymic names? What are metronymic names? Give three examples of prefixes or suffixes used to indicate patronymic names and an example of each (ex. -son, Erickson). Do not use the example. Explain how nicknames became surnames. Give five examples of surnames that were nicknames. Were all occupational names given literally the occupation of the person given the name? What is one reason a person might have received an ornamental or acquired name? Give four examples of place or location names.

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Patronymic names are names that are taken from the father or paternal ancestor sometimes added with suffix or prefix. example: Johnson - Son of John ; Adams - son of Adam Metronymic names are names that are taken from the mother or maternal ancestor with added suffix or prefix. example: Bettison - son of Betty ; Everson - son of Eve

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