Definition of SURNAME

a name shared by members of a family <judging from your surname, I'd guess that your family is Italian>
Related Words maiden name, married name; cognomen, epithet, sobriquet (also soubriquet)
a descriptive or familiar name given instead of or in addition to the one belonging to an individual <da Vinci was Leonardo's surname but not his family name, Vinci being the town near Florence where the great artist was born>
Synonyms alias, byname, cognomen, epithet, handle, moniker (also monicker), sobriquet (also soubriquet), surname

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