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Q: how did nicknames become surnames
A: Nicknames became surnames by There seems to be some confusion here - names based on geography are NOT generally "nicknames". [ A nickname would generally be based on some trait or characteristic (or perhaps event) of an individual or family, generally something distinctive, perhaps quite unusual based on character or temperament - Good, Sly, Justice, Lawless, Pratt (means 'clever') Moody,
Nice, Dolittle (lazy person) based on appearance (skin, eyes, hair, clothing),e.g., some of the color names: Black, White, Brown ]
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