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Surname

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noun


(1)   The name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
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Etymology


From < , < < base , the comparative of the base ; + .

Noun



  1. A name that indicates to which family a person belongs, normally following that person’s given name(s) in Western culture, in English included, and preceding it in Eastern.

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