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How did Joseph Smith avoid including surnames in the Book of Mormon?

Of all the 337 names mentioned in the Book of Mormon, not one has a surname. This is consistent with the Bible but in direct contrast to Joseph Smith’s immediate surroundings in which everyone would have surnames. If Joseph was simply influenced by the world around him (which is a common claim in alternative theories of the Book of Mormon), we might reasonably expect him to have got this wrong. 

Donald Parry comments:

Had Joseph Smith authored the Book of Mormon in an attempt to pass it off as an ancient record, he might easily have slipped up by giving at least a few of his characters surnames, as was the custom for centuries before the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.

Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon

How did Joseph manage to escape this easy error? 

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