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surname

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noun sur·name \ˈsər-ˌnām\

Definition of surname

  1. 1 :  an added name derived from occupation or other circumstance :  nickname 1

  2. 2 :  the name borne in common by members of a family

Examples of surname in a Sentence

  1. judging from your surname, I'd guess that your family is Italian

  2. da Vinci was Leonardo's surname but not his family name, Vinci being the town near Florence where the great artist was born

14th Century

First Known Use of surname

14th century


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surname

verb sur·name

Definition of surname

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a surname to

15th Century

First Known Use of surname

15th century


SURNAME Defined for English Language Learners

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surname

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noun sur·name \ˈsər-ˌnām\

Definition of surname for English Language Learners

  • : the name that is shared by the people in a family


SURNAME Defined for Kids

surname

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noun sur·name \ˈsər-ˌnām\

Definition of surname for Students

  1. :  the name that comes at the end of someone's full name James Smith's surname is Smith.



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