Arminius is a Latinized form of his patronymic Hermanns or Hermansen.
The patronymic of the Montaigne family, who derived their title from the château at which the essayist was born and which had been bought by his grandfather, was Eyquem.
If so, Bartholomew is probably a patronymic, the apostle's full name being Nathanael Bartolmai, i.e.
The name Kpoviwv, or KpovLSr)s, looks like a patronymic. Muller, however, thinks it originally meant only " connected with time, existing through all time."
Of his parentage (apart from his patronymic) and education nothing is known.
Possibly " Matthew " (Yahweh's gift) was his Christian surname, since two native names, neither being a patronymic, is contrary to Jewish usage.
It is clear that in the original form of the tradition the name of the foundling was Scyld or Sceldwea, and that his cognomen'Scefing (derived from sceaf, a sheaf) was misinterpreted as a patronymic. Sceaf, therefore, is no genuine personage of tradition, but merely an etymological figment.
The statement of the scholiast is evidently a mere inference from the patronymic form of the word.
But he altered this patronymic, for the sake of euphony, to Petrarca, proving by this slight change his emancipation from usages which, had he dwelt at Florence, would most probably have been imposed on him.
If this identification can be made out there would, in the list of apostles as finally constituted, be two men who bore the patronymic Bartholomew.
Very much later the name was mistaken for a genuine patronymic, In Homer and in Hesiod myths enter the region of literature, and become, as it were, national.
Ever after his exit from the Bastille in April 1718 he was known as Arouet de Voltaire, or simply Voltaire, though legally he never abandoned his patronymic. The origin of the famous name has been much debated, and attempts have been made to show that it actually existed in the Daumart pedigree or in some territorial designation.
Deerhurst; -ing (patronymic suffix, plural form in O.E.), e.g.
The race of Somerled continued to rule the islands, and from a younger son of the same potentate sprang the lords of Lorne, who took the patronymic of Macdougall.
In many cases indeed there is good reason for doubting whether the name is a patronymic at all.