This name was usually a patronymic, expressive of his descent from the founder of the family.
Nevil, you are a preux of the times of my brother's patronymic.
And at last, without interruption, Stuyvesant spelled and pronounced the revered old Dutch patronymic.
Serfs were not addressed with their patronymic by their superiors.
This name became the patronymic of the burgher family which each established as soon as he obtained his freedom.
According to the Homeric force of the patronymic, he may be either.
Or were these separate creations of the patronymic, some English, some Gaelic?
It is to be remembered that as a patronymic Τελαμώνιος is an Aeolic formation.
That Villon was not his patronymic, whichsoever of his numerous aliases may really deserve that distinction, is certain.
Does it matter that we know not the patronymic of an earth-released master?