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Examples of last name in a Sentence

His first name is John and his last name is Smith. please write your first name, middle initial, and last name at the top of the form
Recent Examples on the Web Also, in some editions the last name of Regi Stone, who spoke about Marine Lance Cpl. WSJ, 29 Aug. 2021 The Los Angeles Superior Court filing says the 44-year-old wants to get rid of his full name — Kanye Omari West — in favor of just his longtime two-letter nickname, Ye, with no middle name or last name. NBC News, 25 Aug. 2021 The last name of Mountbatten-Windsor honors Harry's beloved grandfather, Prince Philip, 97. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2021 There were many notable acting roles for the funnyman, including playing Harry Hartounian in 1979's The Jerk, starring Steve Martin, and Jack Hartounian (yep, same last name) in 1988's Caddyshack II, alongside Dyan Cannon, and Chevy Chase. Jolie Lash,, 25 July 2021 Enter Christian, who didn’t share his last name, a guy who’d brought his toddler son to the memorial Sunday morning. Michelle L. Quinn,, 21 June 2021 The rocker celebrates his Italian roots (and his real last name) with Bongiovi pasta sauce. Tim Chan, Billboard, 4 May 2021 But the sale has opened a debate about whether the president’s son is trying to make money off his last name, and whether his art could be a window of influence into the Biden administration. New York Times, 13 Aug. 2021 Choi -- who requested she only be identified by her last name -- was left speechless. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of last name

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of last name was in 1897

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12 Sep 2021

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“Last name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of last name

: the name that comes at the end of someone's full name

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