Definition of family name
: surname 2
Examples of family name in a sentence
Her family name is Smith.
many women today do not change their family name when they marry
First Known Use of family name
FAMILY NAME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of family name for English Language Learners
: the name shared by the people in a family
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