What’s in a name#names


hsalmenson@...
 

1:One of my assumed relatives is Levi Yitchak Bunim Zalmanson. Is Bunim a recognized name or does it have another meaning?
2: What is a patronymic name?
3: Was it standard for sons to take on the surname of the father and for daughters to take the surname of the mother?

Thanks in advance.
Herman Salmenson