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family name

noun

: the name shared by the people in a family

Full Definition of FAMILY NAME

:  surname 2
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Examples of FAMILY NAME

  1. Her family name is Smith.
  2. <many women today do not change their family name when they marry>

First Known Use of FAMILY NAME

1699

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