What is patrilineal?

  • (adj): Based on or tracing descent through the male line.
    Example: "A patrilineal society"
    Synonyms: patrilinear

Some articles on patrilineal:

Matrilineality - Matrilineal Surname
... in matrilineal cultures, similar to the more familiar patrilineal surnames which are inherited or handed down from father to son (to son) in patrilineal cultures (or societies) ... See Family name for an in-depth treatment of patrilineal (father-line) family names or surnames ... For clarity and for brevity, the scientific terms patrilineal surname and matrilineal surname will usually be abbreviated as patriname and matriname ...
Somerled - Legacy
... surnames traditionally associated with patrilineal descendants of Somerled ... that five chiefs of Clan Donald, who all traced their patrilineal descent from Somerled, were indeed descended from a common ancestor ... suggest that Somerled may have almost 500,000 living patrilineal descendants ...
Society And Culture Of The Han Dynasty - Marriage, Gender, and Kinship - Patrilineal, Nuclear Family
... The Chinese family was patrilineal, since a father's sons did not consider a mother's kin to be part of their clan instead, they were considered 'outside relatives' ...
Malaysian Names - Malay Names - Hereditary Titles
... by Patrilineal Royal descent (Malay) Tunku Tengku Raja by Patrilineal Royal descent (Malay - Mon-Khmer) Yang Long by Patrilineal Royal descent (Acheh - Malay) Teuku by Patrilineal ... or Dayangku (used in Sabah and Sarawak, for male and female, respectively) by Patrilineal Noble descent Wan Nik Che Tun All hereditary titles are controlled and regulated as well as registered by the Malaysian ...
Jews And Judaism In Japan - List of Notable Jews in Japan
... Warhaftig Sally Weil Luís de Almeida (Hebrew Catholic) Vladimir Ashkenazy, Patrilineal Jew Peter Barakan, Patrilineal Jew Bernard Jean Bettelheim (Jewish Christian) Hideo Levy ...