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Surname
A surname, family name, or last name is the portion of a personal name that indicates a person's family (or tribe or community, depending on the culture). Depending on the culture all members of a family unit may have identical surnames or there may be variations based on the cultural rules. In the English-speaking world, a surname is commonly referred to as a last name because it is usually placed at the end of a person's full name, after any given names. In many parts of Asia, as well as some parts of Europe and Africa, the family name is placed before a person's given name. In most Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries, two surnames are commonly used and in some families that claim a connection to nobility even three are used. Surnames have not always existed and today are not universal in all cultures. This tradition has arisen separately in different cultures around the world
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Christianity In Nigeria
Christians in Nigeria comprise 40% of the population. Christians are dominant in the southern and central region in Nigeria
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Saint Thomas Christian Names
Saint Thomas Christian names describes the naming convention that is in use by the
Saint Thomas Christians of Kerala, the south western state of India. These Christians known as Syrian Malabar Nasranis, trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of Thomas the Apostle in the 1st century. They still follow a very old naming convention, which is entirely different from other races and religions. Their names are both biblical and inherited and are passed on from one generation to the next. The male names are patronymic and the female names are matronymic. Usually a person’s name will include the names of their parents and grand parents or that of a very close blood relative. At the same time, these names will not have names of saints or of great religious personalities or of political leaders or of foreign names. Family names are also included
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Amami Name
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Japanese citizens, people of the Amami Islands today only have family names (surnames or last names) and given names. They are known for many unique one-character surnames that date back to the Edo period
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Hebrew Name
Hebrew names are
names that have a Hebrew language origin, classically from the Hebrew Bible. They are mostly used by Jews and Christians, but many are also adapted to the Islamic world, particularly if a Hebrew name is mentioned in the Qur'an (example: Ibrahim is a common Arabic name from the Hebrew Avraham). A typical Hebrew name can have many different forms, having been adapted to the phonologies of many different languages
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Georgian Name
A Georgian name consists of a given name and a surname used by ethnic Georgians.

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German Name
Personal names in German-speaking Europe consist of one or several given names (Vorname, plural Vornamen) and a surname (Nachname, Familienname). The Vorname is usually gender-specific. A name is usually cited in the "Western order" of "given name, surname", unless it occurs in an alphabetized list of surnames, e.g. "Bach, Johann Sebastian". In this, the German conventions parallel the naming conventions in most of Western and Central Europe, including English, Dutch, Italian, and French. There are some vestiges of a patronymic system as they survive in parts of Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, but these do not form part of the official name. Women traditionally adopted their husband's name upon marriage and would occasionally retain their maiden name by hyphenation, in a so-called Doppelname, e.g. "Else Lasker-Schüler"
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Germanic Name
Germanic given names are traditionally dithematic; that is, they are formed from two elements, by joining a prefix and a suffix. For example, King Æþelred's name was derived from æþele, for "noble", and ræd, for "counsel". However, there are also from an early time names which seem to be monothematic, consisting only of a single element
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Greek Name
Until the late 18th century, almost all Christian Greeks were named for
Orthodox saints from the Old and New Testaments and early Christian traditions. With the Modern Greek Enlightenment and the development of Greek nationalism, names of Ancient Greek figures, both deities and mortals, became fashionable, as they remain today. Byzantine names are also used.