last name


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
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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of last name was in 1897

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“Last name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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