"Traditionally, Jewish people did not inherit surnames but
used patronymics or matronymics preceded by 'ben' son of or 'bat'
daughter of, for identification."
"There is a logical structure to the Arab naming convention
that, once seen, makes it simple to decipher a person's recent ancestry."
"In times past the people of Persia had no surnames, but in
many instances they were known by the name of the district, city,
town, or even the village from which they came."
& Arabic Names
"Afrikan names were particularly popular in the 1700s, declining
in use in the 1800s, and all but abandoned in the 1900s."