family name

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of family name

: 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

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First Known Use of family name

1646

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FAMILY NAME Defined for English Language Learners

family name

noun

Definition of family name for English Language Learners

  • : the name shared by the people in a family



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