I'd like to learn more about names: Onomastics, or the study of the origins and forms of proper names.

Now I do realize onomastics generally refers to language-specific resources (ex. "Onomastics of English"), and what I'm looking for might lean a bit more on the anthropology side of things. I want to learn more about different forms of representing names (family names, titles, surnames, kinship indicators), rather than specific origins.

Any nice resources come to mind?

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    Any book on linguistic anthropology (or anthropological linguistics) will have a section on kinship systems. That's the place to start. – jlawler Oct 4 '20 at 19:36

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