The family name, sometimes referred to as “last name” or “sir name,” brings influence to a person’s present. The ancestral trait relates to a person’s sense of self — of their historical depth. It generally affects a person’s point of view of life, how life is approached and lived.
The family name represents the common influence the family members tend to follow. Not all and not always, but the tendency is there. The influence culminates in who the individual is now.
The influence makes certain characteristics more likely and ties a family together with a similar history and approach to life. An individual’s experiences are personal. Every individual is unique even though they tend to share characteristics with others of the same family. More information about the ancestor influence is available at the Ancestral Traits Found in Family Name article.
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