last name


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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 Addressing Thursday’s crowd, a speaker named Jenny, who declined to give her last name, noted the city had a cleanup plan for the graffiti installed before the protests ended Saturday. Paighten Harkins, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 2021 At a convenience store in neighboring Mecosta Township, Brian M., who declined to give his full last name, also balked at getting vaccinated., 8 May 2021 Tom Stevens and his friend, Roman (who declined to give his last name), came dressed as a jockey and a horse. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, 1 May 2021 Jasim, an engineer in Kuwait who declined to give his last name, said he was awakened by an alert on his phone at about 5 a.m. local time Sunday. Paul Vigna, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021 After Emory, the brothers moved to New York and simplified their last name to Kent. New York Times, 21 May 2021 CNN Business is omitting her last name for privacy. Anneken Tappe, CNN, 19 May 2021 An earlier version of this article misspelled his last name as Murphy in the headline. Tarini Parti, WSJ, 13 May 2021 Brady has embraced her famous last name and is starting to cast her own shadow alongside her famous uncle. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 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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8 Jun 2021

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“Last name.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 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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