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This tradition has arisen separately in different cultures around the world.
In Europe, the concept of surnames became popular in the Roman Empire and expanded throughout the Mediterranean and Western Europe as a result.
In China surnames have been the norm since at least the 2nd century BC.
A family name is typically a part of a person's personal name which, according to law or custom, is passed or given to children from one or both of their parents' family names.
Depending on the culture, all members of a family unit may have identical surnames or there may be variations based on the cultural rules.But there are parts of Europe that also follow the Eastern Order, such as Hungary, Bavaria, Austria, Albania, Kosovo, and Romania.Since family names are normally written last in European societies, the terms last name or surname are commonly used for the family name, while in Japan (with vertical writing) the family name may be referred to as upper name (ue-no-namae).The study of proper names (in family names, personal names, or places) is called onomastics.A one-name study is a collection of vital and other biographical data about all persons worldwide sharing a particular surname.