Surnames in Helios


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    Surnames in Helios traditionally don't exist outside of nobility, as only those who had noble title had the families name attached to their given name. This has changed in the last few hundred years with population growth and increased trade.

    Most common surnames are derived from the profession of the person.

    • Smith/Smithy - Blacksmiths
    • Armor - Armorers
    • Tanner - Leatherworker
    • Fisher - Fisherman
    • Sowyer/Bale/Miller - Farmer
    • Bind - Bookmaker
    • Lain - Tilemaker
    • Miner - Mine Worker
    • Cole - Coal Miner

    This list is not exhaustive, but shows the common naming theme with common people and surnames.

    Those who do not have a surname based on a profession often are named for the town they are from. Mark of Hyperion and Mark of Etten for example.


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