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surname

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noun sur·name \ˈsər-ˌnām\

Simple Definition of surname

  • : the name that is shared by the people in a family

Full Definition of surname

  1. 1 :  an added name derived from occupation or other circumstance :  nickname 1

  2. 2 :  the name borne in common by members of a family

Examples of surname

  1. <judging from your surname, I'd guess that your family is Italian>

  2. <da Vinci was Leonardo's surname but not his family name, Vinci being the town near Florence where the great artist was born>



14th Century

First Known Use of surname

14th century


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surname

transitive verb sur·name

Definition of surname

  1. :  to give a surname to



15th Century

First Known Use of surname

15th century


SURNAME Defined for Kids

surname

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noun sur·name \ˈsər-ˌnām\

Definition of surname

  1. :  the name that comes at the end of someone's full name <James Smith's surname is Smith.>





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