How Did Nicknames Become Surnames?

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Nicknames can often turn into a surnames that was given by friends, relatives, or others. Most surnames were adopted by borrowers identifier such as long, short, stout. Sometimes the name itself told what the person was such as poor, rich, wise, or goodposture.
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