By Barry J. Ewell
As I have research my family surnames I been able to find clues in the surnames that help guide me defining nationality and country of origin. In this article I will focus patronymics and how they help us recognize where our family may have originated and the person’s paternal parent.
See other articles in this series:
- Genealogy: Origins of surnames and how they become Americanized
- Genealogy: Surname patronymics provide clues to country of origin
- Genealogy: Surname endings provide clues to country of origin-Part 1
- Genealogy: Surname endings provide clues to country of origin-Part 2