Patronymic vs Saunders - What's the difference?

patronymic | saunders |


As nouns the difference between patronymic and saunders

is that patronymic is name acquired from one's father's, grandfather's or earlier male ancestor's first name some cultures use a patronymic where other cultures use a surname or family name; other cultures (like russia) use both a patronymic and a surname while saunders is sandalwood.

As an adjective patronymic

is derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination.

patronymic

English

Alternative forms

* patronymick (obsolete)

Adjective

(-)
  • Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Name acquired from one's father's, grandfather's or earlier male ancestor's first name. Some cultures use a patronymic where other cultures use a surname or family name; other cultures (like Russia) use both a patronymic and a surname.
  • Usage notes

    A patronymic is often formed by adding a prefix or suffix to a name.
    First Name Affix Patronymic
    Peter -son, -sen Peterson, Petersen
    Patrick Fitz- Fitzpatrick
    Hugh -es Hughes
    Donald Mac, Mc MacDonald, McDonald
    Ilya -ich Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Pyotr -ovich Petrovich
    Sergey -evich Sergeyevich
    Ilya -ichna Ilyinichna
    Pyotr -ovna Petrovna
    Sergey -evna Sergeyevna
    Hernando -ez
    Kevork -ian Kevorkian

    Synonyms

    * patronym

    Coordinate terms

    * matronym * matronymic * metronym * metronymic

    See also

    * family name * first name * given name * papponymic * surname

    References

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    Anagrams

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    saunders

    English

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • An English and Scottish patronymic surname derived from an old form of Alexander.
  • English surnames from given names