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family name

noun

Simple Definition of family name

  • : the name shared by the people in a family

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of family name

  1. :  surname 2

Examples of family name in a sentence

  1. Her family name is Smith.

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



1699

First Known Use of family name

1699


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