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A name derived from the name of a mother or female ancestor.
- ‘It is interesting that their usual surnames are all patronymics or matronymics, rather than the locatives that would be more likely were any of the four from immigrant families.’
Denoting or relating to a name derived from the name of a mother or female ancestor.
Late 18th century: from Latin mater, matr- mother, on the pattern of patronymic.
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