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Sometimes I enconter people with names in which the last part is separated with of. I wonder in which cases such usage like George of Bush, John of Doe, or Bill of Clinton is possible.

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In a word, ɴᴏ. – tchrist Jul 31 '12 at 1:29
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Those are locatives, and say where the people are from. For instance, Giordano Bruno was called Iordanus Brunus Nolanus in Latin, which might be translated Jordan Brown of Nola (he was born in Nola). I would be shocked if these were still used today in English. – Peter Shor Jul 31 '12 at 1:36
    
Locative names may still be used in certain cultures - even if the people there are speaking English. In India, for example, English is a major language, yet locatives can be used even today. This is usually in addition to full names, (both first and last) - but in some cases they might be used instead of a last name. They aren't commonly used with English names, as Peter Shor mentioned, but they aren't impossible either. – Megha 10 hours ago
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In the Middle Ages, these were locative names, and said where the person was from. For example, John of Gaunt was called that because he was born in Ghent. They are not used in English today.

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