: a surname acquired by a woman through marriage
She used to be Susan Brown, but her married name is Susan Wilson.
Recent Examples on the Web Figueroa, who now goes by her married name, Rita Gassman, had career-ending brain surgery to stop a bleed following a bout in 2009. —Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 12 Apr. 2023 That gave her her birth mother’s current, married name. —Larissa Macfarquhar, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2023 Then contact the cemetery and inquire about adding your married name to the existing headstone or purchasing a new headstone for your eventual final resting place. —Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 7 Apr. 2023 She is listed under her maiden name in the ledger book’s index and a few spaces down logged in by her married name, Desideria Doyle. —Samantha Baskind, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Apr. 2023 Valentina Strelkova, her married name, remembers her brother as a skinny, agile, fearless child — a potential circus acrobat. —Milana Mazaeva, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2023 She was born Patricia Ann Tucker and later used the married names of Patricia Heckman and Patricia Dale. —Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Mar. 2023 Benbow is my married name. —The Indianapolis Star, 6 Oct. 2022 An online Atlanta television station, WXIA or 11 Alive, reported on Friday that a ballot the campaign said had been cast by a man, James E. Blalock, who died in 2006 had in fact been cast by his elderly widow, who has always used her married name -- Mrs James E. Blalock -- to vote. —Bill Allison, Bloomberg.com, 15 Nov. 2020 See More
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