The family name as socio-cultural feature and genetic metaphor: from concepts to methods

Hum Biol. 2012 Apr;84(2):169-214. doi: 10.3378/027.084.0205.


A recent workshop entitled "The Family Name as Socio-Cultural Feature and Genetic Metaphor: From Concepts to Methods" was held in Paris in December 2010, sponsored by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and by the journal Human Biology. This workshop was intended to foster a debate on questions related to the family names and to compare different multidisciplinary approaches involving geneticists, historians, geographers, sociologists and social anthropologists. This collective paper presents a collection of selected communications.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Congresses as Topic
  • Culture*
  • Demography
  • Genealogy and Heraldry*
  • Humans
  • Names*
  • Phylogeography*