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family name

n.
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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
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fam′ily name`


n.
the hereditary surname of a family.
[1690–1700]
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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
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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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I am staying there under my family name of Sabin - Mr.
My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.
"My mother would have remembered what was due to the family name."
If the family name never suffered except through Mrs.
'Here's your health, Sammy, and may you speedily vipe off the disgrace as you've inflicted on the family name.' In honour of this toast Mr.
If the girl is alive and about the world she may remember our family name. Help her, Julius, if she ever wants help, and applies to you." The painful contraction passed across his face once more.
Karamsin must mention the family name, of course, in his history- -but as an individual--one never hears of any Prince Muishkin nowadays."
Nevertheless, by some feminine inconsistency, evidently the circumstance did make them think more of HIM, for a minute later, when they had reentered their own room, Christie remarked, "The idea of petting a man by his family name! Think of mamma ever having called papa 'darling Carr'!"
"And your family name is not Hennequin?" asked the lover, anxiously.
But his descendants still remain in New England; and the good old family name is as much respected in our days as it was in those of Sir Richard.
It could no longer be doubted; the family name was fully given.
All I know of you at present is, t hat your family name is Brown."