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family name

n.

family name

n
1. a surname, esp when regarded as representing the family honour
2. a first or middle name frequently used in a family, often originally a surname

fam′ily name`


n.
the hereditary surname of a family.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.family name - the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
maiden name - a woman's surname before marriage
Translations
příjmení
efternavn
sukunimi
prezime
családnév
priimek
efternamn
นามสกุล
họ

family name

لَقَب příjmení efternavn Nachname επίθετο apellido sukunimi nom de famille prezime cognome achternaam etternavn nazwisko apelido, sobrenome фамилия efternamn นามสกุล soyadı họ 姓氏
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The only language that survived were ancestral names, but Baldwin's father and grandfather did not know what the names meant.
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