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In American society, most people take on the last name of their father at their birth. This kind of system is known as what?

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Feb 24, 2018

Answer:

A society in which descendents take the name of their father is a patrilineal society. It comes from the word patrus which means father.

Explanation:

Patrus means father.
Matrus means mother. Some societies are matrilineal which means the name of the mother would be passed on rather than the father.